France is the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 winner

The 20th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest has just ended and France’s Lissandro has been crowned as this year’s winner with 203 points.

Lissandro represented his country with the song “Oh Maman!” which was written by French Eurovision 2021 entrant Barbara Pravi, and Frédéric Chateau and produced by Julien Comblat and Frédéric Chateau.

This also marks Barbara Pravi’s second time to write a Junior Eurovision-winning entry.

Lissandro is currently 13 years old and was an alumni of the seventh season of The Voice Kids France where he reached the final. Outside of singing, Lissandro also does dubbing for cartoons in his country.

The breakdown of results

In the jury votes, France was able to secure the top spot with 132 points followed by Georgia with 114 points and host country Armenia with 110 points. United Kingdom which had just made a return to the contest after more than ten years of absence, placed fifth in the jury votes.

However, United Kingdom led the televotes with 80 points which is a huge achievement considering that this is the first time for the UK to compete at the Junior Eurovision in an era where the jury votes and televotes are split from the very start before they are combined.

France on the other hand, is third place in the televote with 71 points but thanks to the comfortable lead that it already had during the jury votes, it was able to win the entire contest.

This year’s fan favorites

Apart from France winning, other entries from this year have also become fan favorites and based on the Youtube views of each country’s Grand Final performance as of press time, France, Poland, Spain, Armenia and Georgia are among the Top 5 fan favorites. France and Poland are tied at first place with 12,000 views followed by Spain with 11,000 views, Armenia with 10,000 views and Georgia with 8,000 views.

Best result yet

Apart from France which beat its own Junior Eurovision record this year by winning once again, these other countries have also achieved their best result from this year’s Junior Eurovision.

Ireland: Placing at 4th this year, they have achieved their best result yet, beating their 10th place result from 2016.

Portugal: Placing at 8th this year, they have achieved their best result yet, beating their 11th place result from 2021.

This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest has truly been one with a lot of surprises, not only because it is the 20th anniversary edition but also because of its unexpected winner whose victory was not imminent until the televotes had been added to the jury votes.

Before we end this report, here’s a message from this year’s Junior Eurovision winner:

Congratulations to France and to Lissandro!

Eurovision stan since 2014. Outside of Eurovision, my interests and hobbies include music, photography, writing, TV and movies and figure skating.

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