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๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia’s SBS releases statement on Junior Eurovision 2021

"At the moment we cannot tell more"

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 As yet, they have neither confirmed their participation, nor withdrawn from the contest.

Still undecided

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 Valentinaโ€™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. 

  • Ireland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Spain
  • Ukraine

Itโ€™s still early, so we expect more countries to participate. Stay tuned for more updates!

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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.

Comments on ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia’s SBS releases statement on Junior Eurovision 2021

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    I’m still waiting to hear Junior Eurovision news fromโ€ฆ

    • Albania
    • Armenia
    • Kazakhstan
    • United Kingdom

    Meanwhile, the following countries better not lose interest in Junior Eurovision altogether:

    • Armenia (unimaginable)
    • Italy (huge loss for Junior Eurovision otherwise)
    • San Marino
    • Slovenia

    We have to wait until at least 2022 for these countries to compete:

    • Belgium (RTBF)
    • Bulgaria
    • Estonia
    • Faroe Islands (once Kringvarp Fรธroya joins the EBU)
    • Italy
    • Norway (if TV2 is interested or unless NRK has a change of heart)
    • Sweden

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