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🇸🇲 San Marino will not participate in Junior Eurovision 2021

This will mark their sixth consecutive non-participation

Following their withdrawal in 2016, the Sammarinese broadcaster has confirmed that they will not be returning to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2021. They join a string of countries who will not be taking part in the contest this December. 

SMRTV confirm sixth consecutive non-participaton

SMRTV, the Sammarinese broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCplus that they will not be returning to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year. The last time San Marino participated at Junior Eurovision was in 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

After expressing interest in the Junior Contest back in 2011, the micro state debuted in the 2013 contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. Their best result came in 2013 when Michele Perniola finished 10th with “O-o-O Sole intorno a me”. Michele went on to represent San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 with “Chain of Lights”, a duet with Anita Simoncini.

Junior Eurovision 2021 so far

Only days after Valentina’s win, the EBU were quick to confirm that we will be travelling to France for the 18th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The contest will take place on December 19th at La Seine Musicale. The slogan of the contest will be Imagine.

At this point, ten countries have confirmed to participate in the JESC edition of 2021. 

  • Ireland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Ukraine

It’s still early, so we expect more countries to participate. Stay tuned for more updates!

Are you disappointed that San Marino won’t be returning to the Junior contest? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to follow us on Spotify and YouTube to see our reactions to the news in the run up to the 2022 national final season!

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