The spokespersons for the competing nations in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 have been selected by BTRC.
BTRC has announced that the spokespersons for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Prior to 2017, the spokespersons for each of the participating countries were from the nations that they were announcing their points for. However in 2017 a number of countries opted to allow local children announce their points, a decision that has continued in to the 2018 contest.
The Belarusian national broadcaster revealed that the spokespersons were selected as part of the auditions process to determine this years hosts. Each of the spokespersons will announce the 8, 10 and 12 points of their respective countries jury, accounting for 50% of the vote.
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.
Twenty countries will take part in this years contest on November 25. These are:
- Azerbaijan – Returning nation
- France – Returning nation
- FYR Macedonia
- Israel – Returning nation
- Kazakhstan – Debut
- The Netherlands
- Wales – Debut