The 13th Junior Eurovision Song Contest is due to take place this November in Sofia, Bulgaria with 15 countries confirmed for participation so far, but who is still in discussions?
As of August 28th a total of 15 countries have confirmed their participation in this years competition, Ireland is set to debut, Albania and Macedonia are returning, while Croatia and Cyprus are withdrawing. Discussions are still ongoing regarding more countries participating with the final list of countries expected to be released at the end of September.
Executive Producer Vladislav Yakovlev tweeted on Wednesday that it is looking increasingly unlikely that we will be seeing Hungary or Sweden participating in this years contest. Hungary has been in discussions over participation for the past two years, while SVT of Sweden withdrew from the contest leaving TV4 as the only Swedish broadcaster that can participate.
Furthermore we have contacted the San Marinese broadcaster San Marino RTV and they have confirmed to us that no decision has been made on Junior Eurovision participation. The smallest country in the contest debuted in 2013 in Kyiv, last year the broadcaster made a long-term commitment with “Vocine Nuove di Castrocaro” to be the San Marinese selection process. Last week the Facebook account for the competition did say that work was in progress for the selection and Junior Eurovision 2015.
Source: Vladislav Yakovlev, SMtv