Junior Eurovision Update: Here’s What We Know So Far!

A few weeks back, we caught up on all things Junior Eurovision, however since then, a number of nations have confirmed, or withdrawn from the contest. Here’s an update on the participating nations:

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

  • Belarus
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Kazakhstan
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Spain
  • Ukraine

Since we last reported on the list, we’ve seen Australia and Wales both withdraw from the contest, stating COVID-19 as the core reason for their withdrawal. We previously stated that Italy would be taking part in the contest, however since then, it has been revealed that no decision has been made by the broadcaster about their participation.

In positive news, Belarus, Malta and Serbia have since confirmed their intent to participate, while Germany announced that they will be making their debut in the contest.

In case you missed it, here’s what we know about the host city and slogan of this year’s contest:

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.’