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Pauline will go to Paris for Germany

12-year-old wins national Junior ESC selection at KiKA live show

And the winner is: Pauline. With her song IMAGINE US the 12-year old will represent Germany in December at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Paris. This was the result of this evening’s online voting on kika.de by the KiKA audience during the Junior ESC – Who will go to Paris? live national preliminary held in Erfurt. Besides Pauline from Wolken (Koblenz), the 10-year-old Marta from Bad Salzuflen and the 13-year-old Emilie from Homburg were in the selection as well.

The winner will now set off on an exciting journey up to her performance on the large international stage in Paris.

Pauline: “This is such fantastic honour to have the opportunity of representing Germany in Paris. I’m sure that it will be a great experience and it’s been my dream for ages to sing on such a large stage.”

KiKA LIVE moderators Jessica Schöne and Ben Blümel were presenters of the live event. Musician Gabriel Kelly made for a great atmosphere with his song Was macht der Kelly da? (What is Kelly up to?) and singer Selina Mour performed FLY SOLO. Together with Hannah of TanzAlarm (KiKA) they were part of the advisory expert jury on location.

The 19th Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held on 19 December 2021 in the La Seine Musicale, a spectacular concert venue on the Seguin island on the Seine river. Organiser is France Télévision in cooperation with the European Broadcasting Union EBU. Jointly with the NDR public broadcaster, KiKA is responsible for the German participation. KiKA will screen the Junior ESC live from 5 pm.

2021 will be the second time for Germany to participate in the Junior ESC. This year’s slogan is Imagine. Apart from Germany the following countries will take part: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, France, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malta, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain and Ukraine.

For further information please visit kika.de, eurovision.de and the KiKA communication portal at kommunikation.kika.de where imagery is available as download for registered users.

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