France won the Eurovision Song Contest for Children with Lissandro, 13 years old.
The teenager from the village of Moselle in France jumped for joy in a glittering black coat when it was announced that he had won with the catchy song Oh Maman!
Taking the stage to perform live the winning song from Yerevan in Armenia, where the competition is being held, Lissandro said: “It was the best thing. Thank you.”
He has previously described the competition as “the adventure of a lifetime”.
On BBC One, commentators, CBBC presenter Lauren Layfield and musician HRVY, said France was “full of life” at the moment, referring to its victory over England in the quarter-final. World Cup on Saturday.
HRVY, whose full name is Harvey Cantwell, added that France’s junior Eurovision hope gave him “the Olly Murs vibe”.
Great Britain competed for the first time since 2005 against 13-year-old Buckinghamshire schoolgirl Freya Skye, who performed the song Lose My Head.
Layfield and HRVY said that despite feeling unwell, Freya won the public vote and placed fifth overall in the competition.
HRVY said: “Freya Skye, you are so good. She doesn’t focus 100% on her voice but she still tries to show it off and gives it her all.”
Layfield added: “The sheer determination she shows is incredibly admirable because we’ve all been there when we weren’t feeling our best, but you want to be involved, you want to do it for her country, she absolutely does it.”
This is the first time the BBC has broadcast the teen competition live in 20 years.
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