The Spanish national broadcaster will assess whether it will take part in future editions of Junior Eurovision having last participated over a decade ago.
The nation broadcaster of Spain has confirmed to ESC Plus that the it will investigate whether they will take part in future editions of Junior Eurovision. Ana Maria Bordás has since her arrival as the new Spanish Head of Delegation investigated Spain’s participation in additional Eurovision events alongside the Eurovision Song Contest.
The board of RTVE according to ESC Plus has welcomed the idea of Spain participating in future editions of Junior Eurovision. The broadcaster was unable to make a return to the competition this year due to managerial changes at the broadcaster. The changes meant that there would not have been sufficient time of resource to create a selection process for the competition.
During the four years the country took part, it achieved great results. Two runner-up places in 2003 and 2005, fourth place in 2006 and first place in 2004 with Maria Isabel and her song “Antes muerta que sencilla”. On that same year, TVE achieved record audiences of 6 million viewers.
Source: ESC Plus
Spain is one of the sixteen countries to have made their debut at the inaugural Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003. Sergio was the first participant to represent Spain with the song “Desde el cielo”, which finished in second place, achieving a score of one hundred and thirty-seven points. Spain is one of the most successful countries in the contest – the country has won the contest once, 2004, represented by María Isabel with “Antes muerta que sencilla”, as well as coming second twice, in both 2003 and 2005. The remaining Spanish entrant finished fourth in 2006. Spanish broadcaster Televisión Española (TVE) withdrew from the contest in 2007.