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UPDATE: Which countries will compete at Junior Eurovision 2020?

Junior Eurovision is back to Poland after the second victory of the country in a row. The 2020 edition will be held on November 29 at a large TV studio facility in Warsaw. In the coming months, we’ll be discovering the countries that will make up the line-up for the contest and how they will select their entry.

19 countries took part in the last year’s edition, which saw the return of Spain. The upcoming edition will see Germany’s debut at the song contest for kids. 12 countries have already confirmed they will participate at Junior Eurovision:

So, 8 countries have officially revealed they will be present at Junior Eurovision, while another 4 have confirmed participation unofficially or not very clear. Georgia, The Netherlands, Poland and Russia are already working on their national selections. From the last year’s participants, we don’t have any news from Wales, North Macedonia, Albania, Australia, Armenia, Belarus, Malta and Portugal.

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place under the motto ‘Move The World’. It will be the first edition supervised by Jon Ola’s successor Martin Österdahl.

Martin Österdahl, the new EBU Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision Song Contest said: “I couldn’t be more excited to be working with the incredible team at TVP on my first Junior Eurovision Song Contest. They have the skills, creativity and enthusiasm to produce a fantastic show. It’s never been more important to recognize the power of young people to “Move The World” and I’m looking forward to seeing all the talented singers perform later this year.”

The EBU has revealed that they’ll follow the course of events surrounding the Covid-19 crisis. They have stated they will discuss an alternative with its members in a number of different scenarios if needed. Also, they haven’t decided if there will be an audience.

We understand that people are eager to know how the current COVID-19 crisis will affect the organization of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2020. Of course, the health of participants, employees and visitors will always be paramount. The EBU, together with its Polish Member TVP, will work in close collaboration over the coming weeks and months with the Polish health authorities mapping out the impact of COVID-19 on this year’s event. It is our intention to ensure the 2020 Contest can take place in circumstances that protect the health and safety of everyone attending the event.

The current situation across Europe is likely to remain uncertain for the coming months and at this stage, we cannot comment on the final organization for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest later this year., said the EBU.

Which countries do you want to see competing at Junior Eurovision 2020?

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    beccaboo1212

    July 13, 2020 at 20:54

    Just eight countries left to confirm participation:
    * Albania
    * Armenia
    * Australia
    * Belarus
    * Malta
    * North Macedonia
    * Portugal
    * Wales

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