SBS has confirmed that Australia will be competing in Junior Eurovision 2016, this November in Malta.
Australia will be competing for a second year running in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, having been represented by Bella Paige last year in Bulgaria. Australia has a long history of interest in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, having broadcast the contest every year since the first contest in 2003.
SBS is expected to once again internally select their participant for the contest, having internally selected Bella Paige in 2015. Bella Paige rose to fame within Australia having participated in the Voice Kids, she went on to perform “My Girls” in Bulgaria finishing 8th with a total of 64 points.
To date a total of 15 countries have confirmed their participation in this years Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Both Cyprus and Poland are returning to the contest having both not competed in last years contest in Bulgaria. While Montenegro, San Marino and Slovenia have opted not to compete in this years contest in Malta.
TVM this years host broadcaster had stated that a total of 18 countries would compete in this years contest, to date only Serbia who competed in 2015 has yet to announce their participation. While Israel is the only country to publicly state that they may return this year.