Germany may make their debut at Junior Eurovision 2014. NDR the German broadcast sent an observer to Junior Eurovision 2013 to work out whether or not they will be interested in the contest.
In 2003 at the inaugural contest ARD/NDR expressed an interest in taking part in the original contest and were on the original participants list, but did not take part in the end. Again in 2004 Germany said they would take part, but withdrew from the contest before it took place. After the 2004 contest Jürgen Meier-Beer who was responsible for Eurovision at NDR, told esctoday that:
Germany did not join the Junior Eurovision Song Contest because no TV professional believes in a success of the existing concept under the specific German market conditions.
The appearance of an observer at the contest is a good sign for the future of the contest, which is due to undergo large changes for the 2014 audition, which is hoped to bring countries back and new western countries in.