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🇬🇷 Greece will not return to Junior Eurovision in 2021

They have not participated since 2008

Following their withdrawal over a decade ago, Greek broadcaster ERT 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. 

2021 will mark their 13th consecutive non-participation

Greece’s ERT have ruled out a return to Junior Eurovision 2021. According to Eurovision Fun, Greece will not be returning to the Junior contest later this year. However, they will be reconsidering their decision for next year’s contest.

Greece were once a staple of Junior Eurovision, opening the inaugural edition back in 2003 and participating in every edition until their final appearance in 2008.

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!

France 🇫🇷 - Valentina from France performs J’imagine at Junior Eurovision 2020France 🇫🇷 – Valentina from France performs J’imagine at Junior Eurovision 2020

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Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

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