TVR the Romanian national broadcaster has confirmed to Eurovoix that it will not be participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk, Belarus.
Romania has become the latest country to confirm that it will not be participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The former host nation of the contest joins the likes of Sweden and Slovenia in ruling out taking part in this years competition in the Belarusian Capital of Minsk.
Romania last participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2009, when Ioana Bianca Anuța performed “Ai puterea în mâna ta” and finished last with 19 points. Romania was one of the original 16 countries to take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and hosted the 2006 contest in Bucharest. Their best result came in 2004 when Noni Răzvan Ene finished 4th with the song “Îți mulțumesc”.
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.
The following countries have stated that they will be participating in Minsk: