MTVA, Hungary’s national broadcaster, has confirmed that they have no plans to make their Junior Eurovision Song Contest debut in 2017. The broadcaster confirmed this to noticiasesc.com. The 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place on 26th November in the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi.
A decision was expected before the end of July
Hungary previously didn’t rule out making their debut in this year’s contest, with MTVA stating that a final decision would be made by the end of July. The Hungarian broadcaster has stuck to their word, but unfortunately didn’t provide the news we all wanted!
12 participants so far
So far, 12 countries have confirmed their provisional participation in this year’s Junior Eurovision. These are as follows:
- F.Y.R. Macedonia
- The Netherlands
A few countries are yet to make their minds up
Last year, 17 countries took to the stage in Valletta. Five participating countries from last year have yet to announce whether they plan to enter this year or withdraw from the competition. These are as follows:
Are you disappointed by Hungary’s decision? Furthermore, how many countries do you think will take to the stage in Tbilisi? Let us know in the comments below and via our social media pages @ESCXTRA!
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