This year, Junior Eurovision will celebrate it’s tenth anniversary. The jubilee show will be held on December first in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Since a few weeks now, EBU has been inviting all the past JESC members, who withdrew in the previous years from this event, to come back this year, a great show as promised by AVRO. The EBU also invited Italy and San Marino to join JESC for the first time.
Today, a news came from the head of press of the Bulgarian delegation, Tsvetelina Popova who announced that Bulgaria unfortunately will not participate in Junior Eurovision 2012.
Norway rejected a come-back. NRK announced that they don’t have plans to join Junior Eurovision in the near future, “thus we don’t attend JESC in Amsterdam..”.
EBU also invited Finland to join, who showed interest in Junior Eurovision previously, but YLE replied to EBU with “We don’t have plans to join JESC this year…”
Only eight countries have confirmed the participation this year. It seems that Eastern Europe will dominate again this show. Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Georgia, Netherlands (the host), Russia, Sweden and Ukraine will be in Amsterdam, as confirmed. Sweden and Russia have already selected their entries for this year’s event. There is no answer from Latvia, Moldova, Lithuania and F.Y.R. Macedonia who participated last year.
Moldova is most likely to withdraw this year. Last year they did not afford a national final, and brought a very small delegation to Yerevan.