Slovenia will be debuting at this years Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta. Confirmation from the EBU, which brings the number of participating countries to 15 the largest number of countries to take part since the 2008 contest in Cyprus. The Executive Supervisor Vladislav Yakovlev said on Twitter that:
My God, our JESC family has very smart kids!! Well done, guys and welcome to … Slovenia! 🙂 #JuniorESCPress
— Vladislav Yakovlev (@Ya_VladislaV) August 19, 2014
Slovenia is the second Balkan nation to debut at the contest this year alongside Montenegro, while Serbia and Bulgaria have both confirmed that they will return for the contest in Malta. Slovenia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993, and also participates in both Eurovision Young Musicians and Eurovision Young Dancers.