Azerbaijan will not be competing at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Azeri broadcaster ITV has now announced that they will be withdrawing from this year’s contest which will be held in Gliwice-Silesia, Poland. There was no reason given for their withdrawal from the contest. This is the second country who participated in last year’s contest to withdraw from this year’s contest, with the previous being Israel.
Azerbaijan returned to the contest last year after a 5 year break from the contest. Prior to that, Azerbaijan had participated in 2012 and 2013, with their best result 7th place. Azerbaijan was represented by Fidan Huseynova with the song I Wanna Be Like You. Watch the performance below.