It has been confirmed today that a total of 12 countries will be taking part in Junior Eurovision 2013. These 12 countries are:
- San Marino
Vladislav Yakolev told JuniorEurovision.tv that:
Interest has been unprecedented this year ; not only from the participating nations but from all over the world. We’re extremely proud to provide a stage for top young singers from the 12 countries to show their talent. We also thank NTU and Ukraine for their incredible efforts and for fully personifying their ‘Be Creative’ theme.”
Oleksandr Panteleimonov the Director General of NTU the host broadcaster said that:
Our team has been working hard on bringing all of our ideas to life so that it will create a fairytale atmosphere that will not only be a wonderful experience for the children in the show, but for everyone watching.This will be the biggest event that the National Palace of Arts Ukraina has ever seen.
This years contest sees a number of changes as we move into the second decade of the contests running. This year prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The children will also be involved in the running order pulling their draw number out. Spokespersons will also be on the stage in Kiev, and as we revealed last week the winner will be going to Eurovision 2014.