KAN has revealed to Eurovoix that it will consider participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in the spring.
The Israel public broadcaster KAN, has revealed to Eurovoix that it will discuss whether it will participate in Junior Eurovision 2019 in the spring. During spring is when the European Broadcasting Union will formally send out invitations to participate in the contest, at which point KAN will review the proposal.
Israel return to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2018, following a two year absence from the competition. Israel was represented by Noam Dadon and the song “Children Like These”, they finished 14th with 81 points. Israel was 13th with the juries on 34 points and ended 11th in the online vote scoring 47 points.
The 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Poland. Poland is hosting the contest thanks to Roksana Węgiel who won with the song “Anyone I Want to Be”. She scored a total of 215 points beating runner up France by a total of 12 points. Poland came 7th in the jury vote with 79 points, but topped the online vote with 136 points.
To date the following nations have expressed an interest in participating in the 2019 contest:
- Poland (Host nation)
Israel has previously taken part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest on three occasions. On their debut in 2012, Kids.il came eighth with “Let the Music Win”. Israel then withdrew from the 2013 contest and did not return until 2016. On their return, the country was represented by Shir & Tim with “Follow My Heart”. The duo finished in fifteenth place.