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Official line-up for Junior Eurovision 2016 announced, 17 countries to take part!

Earlier today, EBU has revealed the official set of countries which will compete at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 next November 20th in Valletta, Malta.

17 countries are taking part at the most popular song contest for kids in the world, where the list includes the absences of Montenegro, Slovenia and San Marino withdrawing after entering last year’s competition and Poland, Cyprus and Israel coming back. Some rumors that France would accept and get back into the competition were on and off, although this has not eventually see the light.

Final line-up of Junior Eurovision 2016 participating nations:

  • Albania (RTVSH)
  • Armenia (Public Television of Armenia)
  • Australia (SBS)
  • Belarus (BTRC)
  • Bulgaria (BNT)
  • Cyprus (CYBC)
  • Georgia (GPB)
  • Ireland (TG4)
  • Israel (IBA)
  • Italy (RAI)
  • Malta (PBS)
  • F.Y. R. Macedonia (MKRTV)
  • The Netherlands (AVROTROS)
  • Poland (TVP)
  • Russia (RTR)
  • Serbia (RTS)
  • Ukraine (NTU)

The show will be hosted by Maltese public broadcaster PBS at the Mediterranean Conference Centre and some other locations around the island. In changes to the format of the contest, the event will take place on a Sunday afternoon for the first time and participants can be between the ages of 9 to 14.

More information coming shortly as more countries are currently picking their entries for the contest, stay tuned!

About Adrián Valiente (Spain)

Adrián Valiente (Spain)
I love the Eurovision Song Contest not only because of its amazing production but it also gives me the chance to discover new music every year with hundreds of songs from all over Europe. I've been watching it since 2002, since then I became a huge follower, mostly because of the interest TVE put on it with Rosa from Spain. I've attended the contest three times, in Malmö, Copenhagen and Vienna; Stockholm will be my 4th. I also attended the Junior Eurovision in Malta and Bulgaria where we lived an amazing experienced thanks to all delegations and PBS/BNT organising team.