This evening, the European Broadcasting Union has announced the list of participants for this year’s Junior Eurovision song contest, due to take place in Yerevan on December 3rd.
As we already reported, Serbia, Latvia and Malta have withdrawn from the event since last year’s contest in Minsk, leaving only eleven participants. This year, EBU has persuaded microstate San Marino‘s television station (SMRTV) to debut in the contest, bringing the number of countries up to 12.
|Armenia (ARMTV)||FYR Macedonia (MKRTV)||Russia (VGTRK)|
|Belarus (BTRC)||Lithuania (LRT)||Sweden (SVT)|
|Belgium (VRT)||Moldova (TRM)||Ukraine (NTU)|
|Georgia (GPB)||Netherlands (AVRO)||San Marino (SMRTV)|
The Junior Eurovision steering group, made up of five members – the chairmanm, two elected, the previous year’s show producer and this year’s show producer (Levon Simonyan) have met this week in Geneva to discuss the event, and have decided that each national spokesperson will announce all of the points, rather than just announcing points 6 – 12 as before.
More information on this year’s contest – including the logo – is expected to be revealed within the next 10-14 days.