Last week, a spokesperson from Azerbaijan’s ITV claimed that the broadcaster ‘hoped’ to return to the Junior contest this year. Today, the broadcaster has not only confirmed their participation for this year’s contest in Paris, but that they have already internally-selected their artist.
Their representative has been chosen!
In a video uploaded to the broadcaster’s official YouTube channel, it has been announced that Sona Azizova has been internally-selected to represent Azerbaijan at the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Earlier this year, Sona finished second in the first season of The Voice Kids Azerbaijan. Her entry will be revealed later this year.
This will mark Azerbaijan’s fourth overall appearance at Junior Eurovision. Their last participation was back in 2018, when Fidan Huseynova placed 16th with “I Wanna Be Like You”. Azerbaijan join Ireland, North Macedonia and Portugal in returning to the Junior contest this year.
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, fourteen 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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