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Huge changes for this year’s Junior Eurovision

The EBU have announced some more major changes to the Junior Eurovision format.

Firstly, the age limit for the contest has been lowered. Previously, children between the ages of 10 and 15 were eligible for participation; however, now this limit has been lowered to ages 9 to 14. Furthermore, the time of the show has also been brought forward, and the contest will now be broadcast from 16:00-18:00 CET. These changes follow the recent announcement that the contest will be held on a Sunday afternoon as opposed to the traditional time slot of a Saturday evening.

The 14th Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Malta on Sunday 20th November 2016.

Source: EBU

9 thoughts on “JESC: Big changes announced”

  1. Let’s just hope this is the only edition to be screen on Sunday. From 2017 onward, it should be on Saturdays again. Needless to say, the maximum age should be 15 again from 2017.

  2. It seems that the EBU is changing everything so Germany can participate. If with these changes more new countries want to participate i am fine with it. If not change it back!

    1. JESC forever, ok? I’ve seen tons of negative comments on Wiwibloggs in which people wanted JESC to die after this year. Hopefully, original format returns next year. 😉

      1. I agree. It should not be a “too childish” show like early 2000 editions. Let’s hope the contest at least will be broadcast on a Saturday 2017.

  3. Hello I have a question the children that participate in junior eurovisio should be 14 or shouldnt have comlited 14 Should be 13?

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