Junior Eurovision 2020: What We Know So Far…

After the unprecedented cancellation of Eurovision 2020, all eyes turned to Junior Eurovision – will it go ahead, or are we facing a Eurovision-free year? At this stage, Junior Eurovision will be going ahead, but likely with some changes to suit the current situation.

After winning Junior Eurovision in 2019, Poland will once again be hosting the contest. The contest is set to take place on the 29th of November, and will be held in Warsaw at a television studio, rather than an arena.

Whilst we are still fairly early in the Junior Eurovision season, we do know that the theme of this year’s contest will be #MoveTheWorld! – which was revealed in the airing of Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light.

‘The creative concept behind the slogan is that, as children, we mistakenly believe all important things are done by renowned people: scientists, astronauts, athletes and actors. We want to become them because, in our eyes, they are the ones moving the world. But this is not the case: every day, millions of people around the world perform their day-to-day duties with capability and care. Together, they are the ones really moving the world. This year’s slogan honours the collective power we hold together.’

Who will be participating at this year’s contest?

The list of participating countries has not yet been finalised, but here are the nations who have confirmed their intent to participate:

  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Ukraine

We expect this list to grow, however due to the current climate, it’s unsure whether we will see the list reach numbers previously achieved.