After four years away from the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and indeed missing this year’s main competition in Copenhagen, the island nation of Cyprus will this year return to the junior family.
Despite hosting the competition in 2008, Cyprus’ last participation was a mere one year later when Rafaella Costa finished third last in 2009. As such, this will be the 7th year of 12 in which we see Cyprus at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Executive supervisor of Junior Eurovision Vladislav Yakovlev praised CyBC’s decision to return to the competition stating Cyprus’ participation in the first competition and former hosting as a “proud Junior Eurovision tradition” and alluding to plans already in motion by stating
I’m very glad to see CyBC taking part again, and I don’t think they will be disappointed by the show Malta will put on!
The return to Junior Eurovision should be marked by many fans as a positive sign of Cyprus’ commitment to the overall Eurovision brand, and surely points to at the very least an attempt to send an entry to next year’s Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Austria.