Whilst countries like Kazakhstan and North Macedonia are currently unsure whether they will be participating in Junior Eurovision 2020, Ukraine have now confirmed their intention to participate. I say intention, because it’s still unknown whether the contest can go ahead, depending on the situation in November.
As reported by Eurovoix, Ukraine’s UA:PBC this week became the most recent broadcaster to confirm their intention to participate in Junior Eurovision 2020. This makes them the eight country to confirm to date. The contest is due to take place in Warsaw, Poland.
At present, it isn’t known how Ukraine will select their entry. For their last two JESC entries, UA:PBC opted for a virtual national final, which may well work perfectly considering the pandemic. Last year, this method selected Sophia Ivanko’s “The Spirit of Music”, which finished 15th with 59 points.
Junior Eurovision 2020 – what we know so far
Junior Eurovision 2020 is to be held on November 29 in the Polish capital of Warsaw. The slogan for the show is ‘Move The World’. Following Viki Gabor’s victory on home soil in 2019, this will mark TVP’s second consecutive time hosting.
Note, unlike previous years, the show is due to be held in a TV studio, rather than an arena. The venue itself is yet to be confirmed, and will either be ATM Studio or Transcolor Studio.
To date, the following countries have confirmed participation in the contest:
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