Paris 2021

🇸🇮 Slovenia will not return to Junior Eurovision in 2021

They last participated back in 2015

Following their withdrawal in 2016, Slovenian broadcaster RTVSLO 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 6th consecutive non-participation

The press department of the Slovenian broadcaster RTVSLO has confirmed to Eurofestivals that they have ruled out participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2021.

Slovenia only participated in the Junior contest twice, between 2014 and 2015, before withdrawing in 2016. Despite this, they managed to score a third place finish in their final appearance with Lina Kuduzović’s “Prva ljubezen”. The broadcaster later cited the cost of participation as the reason behind their withdrawal.

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 Slovenia 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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