Teleradio Moldova has confirmed to Eurovoix that they will not be participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk, Belarus.
Moldova will not be returning to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year in Minsk, Belarus. Moldova made their debut in Junior Eurovision when the competition was first held in Belarus in 2010. They went on to participate in the competition four times before withdrawing from the contest in 2014.
Moldova’s best result came in 2011 when Lerika represented the nation in Yerevan, Armenia. She performed the song “No, No” and finished 6th with a total of 78 points. The nations worst result came in 2013 when Rafael Bobeica sang “Cum să fim”, he finished 11th with 41 points.
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 the Head of Delegation 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:
To date Cyprus is the only nation to confirm their withdrawal from the competition. While Bulgaria, Denmark, Lithuania, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland have ruled out returning to the competition.
The following countries who participated in the 2017 contest in Tbilisi, Georgia are yet to publicly state whether they will be taking part in the 2018 contest;