SVT, the national broadcaster of Sweden, has confirmed to Eurovoix that they will not be participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk, Belarus.
Swedish broadcaster SVT have decided that Sweden will not be returning to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2018. Sweden withdrew from the contest in 2015, stating that they were having a one year break.
Sweden last participated in the 2014 contest in Malta, where Julia Kedhammar sang “Du är inte ensam” which placed 13th with 28 points. This isn’t the first time the nation have withdrawn from the contest, as they were absent from the 2008 contest. Sweden’s highest placing was in 2006, where Molly Sandén came 3rd with her song “Det finaste någon kan få”.
The 2018 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Minsk, Belarus after the country won the bidding process before the 2017 contest even began. Olga Salamankha explained that Belarus was selected as the host for next years contest over other bids due to their long-term commitment to the competition.
Confirmed to participate in the contest so far is:
Sweden debuted at the first edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003. Their best result comes from Molly Sandén in 2006, who came 3rd with her song “Det finaste någon kan få”. This is the only time that the country placed in the top 5. Sweden’s worst result is 15th place, which they received three times in the history of their participation in the contest. These were in their debut in 2003, then in 2004 and 2005.