Today is the Steering Group Meeting for Junior Eurovision 2013 in Kiev, and a picture of the rehearsal schedule for the contest has been posted on Twitter. The photo clearly shows that 12 countries at a minimum will be taking part in the 2013 contest. The 2012 contest in Amsterdam saw a total of 12 countries take part. So far confirmed to take part this year are:
Expected to confirm they will take part:
This means that there another country may be debuting at the contest or returning if the contest is to reach 12 countries.