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Latvia: Will Not Return To Junior Eurovision in 2016

Amanda Bašmakova
Amanda Bašmakova represented Latvia in 2011

LTV the Latvian national broadcaster has confirmed it will not compete in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

Latvia has confirmed that they will not be returning to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year. Latvia last participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 when the contest was held in Yerevan, Armenia. Latvia participated in the contest on five occasions with their best result coming at the first contest in 2003, where Dzintars Čīča finished in 9th place with 37 points.

To date seven countries have confirmed that they will compete in Junior Eurovision 2016.

Source: LTV

4 thoughts on “Latvia: Will Not Return To Junior Eurovision in 2016”

  1. For the first time, I am happy for a country withdrawing. I want every country to boycott from the worst JESC ever, especially my country Sweden. They have taken away everything that is good about the competition. The possibility for people at the age of 15 to participate. The perfect time slot at Saturday evening 19.00 CET etc. Just cancel this contest, and wait until a country like Russia host the contest in 2017 or 2018. I will not watch the contest until this will change. Spread the word. A swede would like to boycott this contest!

    1. I feel way too many changes have been made by the EBU! It’s kinda stupid to drop televoting, I mean do they think as many viewers will turn in to watch as in 2014 and 2015? And why is it gonna be held in a conference hall? And why are all these changes now? Well, Yakovlev was fired and Jon-Ola Sand took over. I’m so sad and angry and frustrated ’cause the JESC had just been popular again, after having 12 participants in 2013 to 17 – including Australia! – in 2015. 🙁

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