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All the JESC 2020 participating countries announced

Finally we know all the countries of JESC 2020!

13 countries will ‘Move the World’ at Junior Eurovision 2020!

As the EBU states, young representatives of 13 countries will take part in the 18th Junior Eurovision Song Contest on 29 November.

This is the final list of the participating countries:

  • Armenia (ARMTV)
  • Belarus (BTRC)
  • France (FTV)
  • Georgia (GPB)
  • Kazakhstan (Khabar Agency)
  • Malta (PBS)
  • the Netherlands (AVROTROS)
  • Russia (RTR)
  • Serbia (RTS)
  • Spain (RTVE)
  • Ukraine (UA:PBC)
  • Poland (TVP) – the host country
  • Germany (ARD/ZDF/Kika) which is competing for the very first time!

What’s new this year?

Due to the pandemic the format will be changed to keep each participant safe. The contest will be hosted live from Warsaw in a studio along with the interval acts. However, this time the young artists will perform their songs in a studio in each participating country.

According to Martin Österdahl, the Contest’s Executive Supervisor, such format was set up as sadly, there are still travel restrictions which won’t let gather the contestants in Warsaw. Nevertheless, the JESC team is sure: the show must go on and the young singers should have their chance to shine.

Moreover, all the 13 countries have agreed the similar stage layout and technical set up to ensure the competition fairness for everyone.

Unfortunately, the participants will not be able to meet each other in person this time. However, the JESC digital platforms are here to share the experiences and perform together.

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be broadcast live on 29 November and starts at 17:00 CET. More details will be revealed in the coming weeks so stay tuned!

13 Countries will participate in reimagined Junior Eurovision Song Contest13 Countries will participate in reimagined Junior Eurovision Song Contest

How do you find the new way of Junior Eurovision this year? Comment below or share your opinion with @escxtra on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Maria Chugunova

From Moscow, Russia with love. Eurovision fan since 2009. My life goes around languages, cultures and getting to know amazing people and places. Eurovision seems to be a perfect match for such lifestyle as well. Joined ESCXTRA Editorial Team in June 2020 :)

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