“We are working to get a great candidate, but we want to choose a good song first“Eva Mora, head of the Spanish Eurovision delegation
“We are working because another of RTVE’s objectives is to achieve a good position in Junior Eurovision and to promote the younger ones”Eva Mora, head of the Spanish delegation at the Eurovision Song Contest
“RTVE has a series of decisions to take (about Junior Eurovision) and as soon as they are taken, they will be communicated”María Eizaguirre, Director of Communication and Participation at RTVE
The head of delegation confirms that “soon” we will know all the details, given that the deadlines for Junior Eurovision established by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) are about to be met.
what do you think of the news announced? Very soon we will know the representative of Spain at the next Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
SPAIN AT THE JUNIOR EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
Spain participated in Junior Eurovision for the first time in 2003, being one of the 16 countries that opened the festival in Copenhagen (Denmark). In this first edition, Sergio with his song “Desde El Cielo“ placed 2nd with 125 points. The following year, in Lillehammer (Norway), with 171 points, María Isabel with her song “Desde El Cielo” won the only Spanish victory so far “Antes Muerta Que Sencilla” (Before I’m Dead Than Simple) won the only Spanish victory so far
A new 2nd place in 2005 and a 4th place in 2006 were the end of a successful first stage for Spain in Junior Eurovision. In these first four consecutive editions, the contest gained great popularity among the Spanish public, thanks to a large extent to the pre-selections with which RTVE chose its representatives, such as Eurojunior. They were also the starting point for the musical careers of many of the singers who are now present in the Spanish music market, such as Blas Cantó (who represented Spain in 2021), Dani Fernández and Antonio José
Despite the festival’s resounding success, the public corporation decided to withdraw from the event in 2007, claiming that it “promoted stereotypes that were not shared”. During these years of absence, public interest in Junior Eurovision continued and the EBU tried, albeit unsuccessfully, to bring Spain back to the contest. Finally, on 25 June 2019, RTVE announced its long-awaited return after 13 years of absence. In this second stage, the public broadcaster opted for internal elections and managed to maintain the good level of previous years. Both Melani y su canción “Marte in 2019 and Soleá y su “Palante” in 2021 achieved a great 3rd place.
In the last edition of 2021 held in Paris (France), Levi Díaz with “Reír“ (Laugh) reached 15th place with 77 points
Spain is one of the countries with the best track record at Junior Eurovision, placing in the top three in five of its seven participations
JUNIOR EUROVISION 2022
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will take place next Sunday 11 December in Yerevan, capital of Armenia. After the victory of Maléna and her “Qami Qami at the last festival held in Paris (France), the Karen Demirchyan Complex will host the contest for the second time in its history, as it did in 2011
However, this edition is special as it marks the 20th anniversary of the children’s festival. To celebrate, public broadcaster ARMTV is preparing a big show where it hopes to have as many countries as possible competing for the crystal microphone
After 19 successful editions, Junior Eurovision is consolidating itself among young audiences and every year it gains more potential and popularity. And above all, it gives visibility to new talents in the world of music.