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๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albania confirm Junior Eurovision 2021 participation

So far, 15 countries have confirmed their participation

Today it has been confirmed that Albania will be returning to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year! They will join Azerbaijan, Ireland, North Macedonia and Portugal in returning to the Junior contest this year after not participating in the 2020 contest.

Another return for 2021!

Last year, Albania withdrew from Junior Eurovision 2020 due to the pandemic. However, the Albanian broadcaster RTSH has confirmed to Eurofestivales that they will be returning to the Junior contest in 2021 for their seventh participation.

The broadcaster’s international relations department stated that they will will announce more specific details about their participation in the coming days.

They join Azerbaijan, Ireland, North Macedonia and Portugal in returning to the Junior contest this year.

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, fifteen countries have confirmed to participate in the JESC edition of 2021. 

  • Albania
  • Azerbaijan
  • 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.

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