France wins back to back Junior Eurovision 2023 with Zoé Clauzure

France wins back to back Junior Eurovision 2023 with Zoé Clauzure
Sunday, 26 November 2023

  • France has done it again! The host nation won for a second time in a row the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Zoé Clauzure singing 'Cœur'.

    Zoé Clauzure the host nation's hoepful was crowned winner of Junior Eurovision 2023 at Nikaia Palais in Nice, France with her song  'Cœur' after topping both, jury and online voting. 

    After weeks of preparations and four days of rehearsals here at the Nikaia Palais in Nice the final show of Junior Eurovision took place this afternnoon in order to determine the successor of Lissandro. The show was hosted by the TV presenter Olivier Minne, the presenter and former Miss France , Laury Thilleman and influencer Ophenya who will be the host in the green room talking to the contestants. 

     Following last evening's Jury Show that determined 50% of the result , this afternoon the 16 competing acts of this year's contest gave their best shot with their live performace in order to get those online votes which counted as the rest 50% of the result. 


    Opening of the Show

    The show opened with the flag parade and the presentation of this year's 16 competing countries and acts while all of them sang the common song 'Heroes'.



    This year a total of 16 competing countries were in the run for the trophy which  appeared on stage in the following running order:

    1.Spain – Sandra Valero – “Loviu”

    2.Malta – Yulan – “Stronger”


    3.Ukraine – Anastasia Dymyd – “Kvitka”


    4.Ireland – Jessica McKean – “Aisling”


    5.United Kingdom – Stand Uniqu3 – “Back to Life”


    6.North Macedonia – Tamara Grujeska – Kaži mi, kaži mi koj


    7.Estonia – Arhanna – “Hoiame kokku”


    8.Armenia – Yan Girls – “Do It My Way”


    9.Poland – Maja Krzyżweska – “I Just Need a Friend”


    10.Georgia – Anastasia and Ranina – “Over the Sky”


    11.Portugal – Júlia Machado – “Where I Belong”


    12.France – Zoé Clauzure – “Cœur”


    13.Albania – Viola Gjyzeli – “Bota ime”


    14.Italy – Melissa and Ranya – “Un mondo giusto”


    15.Germany – Fia – “Ohne Worte”


    16.Netherlands – Sep and Jasmijn – “Holding On to You”


    Interval Acts

    While the voting lines opened again for 15 minutes we got the chance to see on stage last year's winner Lissandro returns on the JESC stage to deliver his victorious song “Oh Maman!”. Also TikTok pianist star Van Toan featured on the show while  the Eurovision 2016 representative Amir reminded us of his entry back in 2016 in Stockholm “J’ai cherché” and  present us his brand new single.

    In addition the French Junior Eurovision participants Valentina (2020), Enzo (2021) and Lissandro (2021) performed along with this year's contestants the song “We Are the World” within the frame of the Non-Violence Project.



    The winner was determined by a combination of jury voting and an online voting. The jury vote was determined one day before during the jury show while the online voting that had started on Friday evening and closed just before the live show, reopened for 15 minutes after all acts had completed their performances. Each individual had the right to cast up to three choices.  Each voting had a 50% share on the final outcome.


    Jury Voting

    With all national juries points counted France finished first with Armenia in second place and the UK closing the top 3. Here is how the voting results came out: 

    jury jesc2023


    Online Voting

    Once the jury voting was revealed the hosts went on with the points from the online voting with the overall scoreboard declaring winner France's Zoe from receiving a total of 228 points leaving second behind Spain with 201 points and Armenia in third place scoring 180 points.

    overall jesc 2023


    Congratulations to France and Zoe for their victorious participation! This is France's third victory in the last three years. The country has won the competition in 2020 with Valentina and in 2022 with Lissandro. Enjoy below the winner's performance of 'Cœur'.


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