Following their withdrawal in 2020, North Macedonian broadcaster MRT has confirmed that they will be returning to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2021. This news follows a string of countries confirming they will not be taking part in the contest this December.
North Macedonia become the 11th participating country
MRT has confirmed to Eurovoix that they will be returning to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year, due to be held in Paris, France. Details regarding their entry selection process have not been revealed, but another internal selection is most likely, as has been the case since 2015.
They previously withdrew from the Junior contest last year due to the pandemic. While the likes of Italy won’t be returning, Ireland and Portugal have confirmed their returns following a year break.
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, eleven countries have confirmed to participate in the JESC edition of 2021.
- North Macedonia
It’s still early, so we expect more countries to participate. Stay tuned for more updates!
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