Late last year, the 12th annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest took place, where 16 nations participated, including three debut nations: Italy, Montenegro and Slovenia. On their debut entry, Italy, who was represented by Vincenzo Cantiello with the song ‘Tu Primo Grande Amore’ ended up winning the contest. This meant that Italy had the first right to either accept or refuse the opportunity to host the 2015 contest, however, the Italian broadcaster RAI decided not to host the 2015 contest.
As such, the right to host was then given to 2nd place, which was Bulgaria, who from first talks, were keen to bring one of Europe’s most prestigious contests to Bulgaria for the first time in Eurovision history.
The show will be held on the 21st of November. Although seemingly a long way away, details are already being released. The arena for the contest will be Arena Armeec, which was opened in 2011. It has a capacity of up to 15,000 people, however this will be reduced for Junior Eurovision 2015 as the stage, green room and production facilities will all be using this space.
Similar to the Eurovision logo, the Junior Eurovision generic logo received an update to match its parent logo. You can see it here:
You can also see Bulgaria’s 2nd place entry from 2014 here: