The Aussievision team have listened and ranked all Junior Eurovision songs and we have our final rankings. France have finished in 4th place. Details, individual rankings and comments below.
Enzo - 'Tic Tac'
France is being represented at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 by 13 year old Enzo. Born in 2008, Enzo has described himself as a lifelong Eurovision fan, having watched the contest for as long as he can remember. He has a love of music and travel.
Enzo isn't just a singer, though. He writes, produces, and edits his own music videos as well.
The song Enzo will be performing at the contest, 'Tic Tac', has been described as "an invitation to take a break and enjoy the simpler things in life."
The Aussievision team rankings
2nd - Ford
3rd - Josh
4th - Kyriakos
4th - Mike
4th - Laura
4th - Hugo
5th - Emma
7th - Cooper
7th - Craig
7th - Dale
7th - Estelle
10th - Hayley
12th - Tim
15th - Steve
"Enzo is an incredibly talented young singer. Not only does he sing, but he also writes his own songs and edits his own music videos. And 'Tic Tac' has a beautiful 1920's jazz and flapper vibe about it that really draws me in. As someone who has always been a fan of both French music and older music from decades gone by, this song is simply made for me. The struggle to choose between this and the Kazakh entry was incredibly difficult." ~ Ford
"France is by far my favourite ESC and JESC country, and this continues their trend of perfectly pitched Junior Eurovision entries. ‘Tic Tac’ feels like a second attempt at ‘Bim Bam Toi’, and while nothing will ever top that masterpiece of joyous silliness for me, this has a driving momentum and likeability to it. That’s due in no small part to Enzo, who is easily one of the most adorable and high-energy performers we have this year. If I wanted to be cynical for a moment, I could say that France’s JESC entries are starting to border on formulaic at this point – but I don’t. This is great, and France should deservedly do well." ~ Craig
"Honestly France deliver another super catchy pop song! It is one of the memorable entries this year, that would well in their favour. Tic Tac Tic!!!" ~ Kyriakos
"Gatsby anyone? Love love the trumpets and brass throughout, effortlessly catchy. France does well to overcome the language barrier by using simple, repetitive phrases that anyone can repeat. A fantastic host entry and could do very well; expect some bright staging with lots of dancers." ~ Hugo
"The host produce another excellent Junior entry. It's very French and lots of fun. A good package". ~ Mike
"Quirky, fun and catchy, I think the staging would also be good with lots of dancing. Really fun song." ~ Hayley
"'Tic Tac' has a clear French style that has been seen from the nations previous efforts at Junior Eurovision but it's still not gotten old. The old-school influencers in similar vein to 'Je Me Casse' do give the song even more charm. This is definitely in the running to take out the win." ~ Cooper
"This is so quintessentially French and reminds me a lot of Carla’s ‘Bim Bam Toi’ from 2019. This is spot on for the Junior Eurovision demographic with its swing sound, catchy chorus and danceability even if it is slightly repetitive." ~ Emma
France at Junior Eurovision
This year marks France's fifth participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
They first entered the contest in 2004, but withdrew following their debut participation. They returned to the competition in 2018 with a fresh perspective on the contest, and came second upon their return with Angélina's 'Jamais sans toi'. They came fifth with Carla's 'Bim bam toi' in 2019, and then went on to win the contest last year with Valentina's 'J'imagine'.
France have the honour of hosting the contest this year on 20 December at La Seine Musicale in Paris following their win last year.
Article contributions by Ford
Aussievision team's Junior Eurovision 2021 rankings
10th place - Albania - Anna Gjebrea - 'Stand By You' 11th place - Netherlands - Ayana - ‘Mata Sugu Aō Ne’ 12th place - Azerbaijan - Sona Azizova - ‘One of Those Days’ 13th place - Ireland - Maiú Levi Lawlor - 'Saor (Disappear)' 14th place - Germany - Pauline - 'Imagine Us' 15th place - Kazakhstan - Alinur & Beknur - 'Ертегі әлемі (Fairy World)' 16th place - Serbia - Jovana and Dunja - 'Children's Eyes' 17th place - Malta - Ike & Kaya - ‘My Home’ 18th place - Portugal - Simão Oliveira - 'O Rapaz' 19th place - Bulgaria - Denislava and Martin - 'Voice of Love'
Aussievision Podcast - Junior Eurovision 2021 Preview
Our bonus preview episode of Junior Eurovision 2021 is out. We run through the Contest, the top 3 songs from the Aussievision team and make predictions.
Listen to it on Apple Podcasts here:
And on Spotify here: