Today the European Broadcasting Union has revealed the line-up for this year’s Junior Eurovision, which will be held in Tbilisi (Georgia) . One of the most awaited countries among the fans is Spain, which unfortunately won’t take part at Junior Eurovision for the 11th consecutive year.
The broadcaster RTVE has revealed to ESC+Plus the reasons why Spain won’t participate at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017. On the one hand, the broadcaster states that the repercussion is very low compared to the Eurovision Song Contest. On the other hand, they add that the number of participating countries isn’t high enough.
RTVE thinks that the Junior Eurovision Song Contest doesn’t have enough potential to be a successful format. Moreover, the contest lacks of potential participating countries, such as the Big 5 or the Nordics. The broadcaster seems to have considered joining the competition once again, but it looks like the format and its repercussion isn’t big enough to bring Spain back to Junior Eurovision.
Spain has taken part at Junior Eurovision four times having won the contest once, in 2004. They withdrew from the competition in 2007.