The official Junior Eurovision Twitter account has confirmed to us this afternoon that the full list of participating countries will not be known until the running order draw. Currently there are a number of formalities that still have to be attended to until participants can be revealed. The tweet says:
— Junior Eurovision (@JuniorESCPress) October 7, 2013
However we do know that they expect a minimum of 12 countries to be taking part due to a image posted on Twitter earlier of the rehearsal plan.