With Covid-19 restrictions still very much in place in Australia, broadcaster SBS have issued a statement regarding Junior Eurovision 2021. As yet, they have neither confirmed their participation, nor withdrawn from the contest.
As reported by ESC Plus, Australian broadcaster SBS have issued a brief statement in which they neither rule out participating in Junior Eurovision 2021, nor withdrawing. In response to an inquiry regarding the Junior contest, they responded with the following:
SBS is always exploring all possible ways to bring more Eurovision to the Australian public. At the moment we cannot tell more.Response from SBS regarding Junior Eurovision 2021
Last year, Australia withdrew from Junior Eurovision 2020 due to the pandemic, and the contest was not broadcast in Australia for the first time since 2015. However, SBS confirmed their participation in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2022 back in June.
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, thirteen 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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