Exclusive: The singing logo is the co-host!!!

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A surprise for all Junior Eurovision Song Contest fans has been announced to the Romanian press by TVR. Andreea Marin will not be presenting the show alone, she will have the support of a well known superstar. That superstar is none other than the Junior competition's logo – the Singing Girl! The role will be played by 12 year-old Romanian child-star, Ioana Ivan.

It had been reported elsewhere that Romanian children's act, Itsy and Bitsy had been approached to host the show with Andreea. This was never the case according to TVR. The concept will see the Junior Eurovision Song Contest's logo, the singing girl, brought to life before the logo is replaced for the 6th annual competition to be held in the Netherlands in 2007. This is the first time that the logo has been brought to life, and it will now play a vital role in the broadcast on 2nd December.

Ioana Ivan is a child superstar in Romania, she dreamed about becoming an actress and decided to do her best to achieve this goal. She first appeared on television at the age of six on a popular children's show. At nine years of age, she was already hosting her first show, Little Stars for Europe, on TVR's National Station. She has gone on to present a second show, Info Base Live and will now work in partnership with Andreea Marin to create a fan's feel at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Bucharest on 2nd December.

Besides television shows, Ioana also loves poetry, being the proud owner, for five consecutive years, of the First Prize in reciting and composing poems, on a national level. She loves animals of all kinds and mostly admires people who have the bravery to force their limits and go beyond them. She is a rocker and a fighter, always ready to defend her rights.

TVR are now in the final stages of preparation for the show. Promotional and publicity material is being prodcuced to be posted around Bucharest, and in particular, around the Sălii Polivalente district, where the show will take place. The national broadcaster is also finalising the contracts for security, first aid, travel and hospitality for the participants and journalists according to the project co-ordinator, Mariana Şoitu.

The final preparations for the new Junior Eurovision Song Contest website are now in place. The site, www.juniorurovision.tv will be launched this week in co-operation between the EBU and host broadcaster, TVR. We will of course let you know when this goes live, complete with the link.

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