As we are getting closer to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, we will soon find out who will be participating at this year’s contest, which is due to take place in Warsaw.
However, another country has confirmed they will not be participating at this year’s contest. Finland’s broadcaster YLE has confirmed to Eurofestivales that they will not be making a debut to the contest in 2020.
YLE has not explained their non-participation in Junior Eurovision Song Contest. However, the broadcaster has previously mentioned that ‘Yle has a strong principle of not putting children in an adult contest‘
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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