It is our understanding that Cyprus who were to be 13th country taking part in Junior Eurovision 2013, but pulled out at the last minute. Cyprus last took part in Junior Eurovision in 2009 when the contest was also in Kiev, Ukraine. We understand that both Israel and Bulgaria were in discussions in the past weeks over taking part in the contest and being the 13th country, but both decided against participation.
We understand that a decision was due to be made at a board meeting at CyBC on Tuesday as to whether they would take part or not. We have been waiting for the past couple of days for news as to whether they would be the 13th country or not, we understood last week that there was a 30% chance of them taking part in the contest, however this likely rose on Tuesday, before sadly becoming 0.
Source: Junior Eurovision Press