The Spanish Head of Delegation has confirmed that RTVE is evaluating a return to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
RTVE revealed today on Twitter that the Spanish Head of Delegation is looking into whether Spain will return to Junior Eurovision. No details have yet been revealed as to how far the discussions have reached regarding participation.
Earlier this year Ana Maria Bordás stated that:
It is a very complicated issue because on the one hand we want to be: France has returned, this year in 2018 it has been incorporated. But it is true that we have not had any music program with children, and well, it is more difficult; but it is a decision that the management will take at the time. Of course, every year is a debate that we have and that is being studied … This year there was a large Euro Junior audience in Spain without us participating and well, that is something we take into account.
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.
Gliwice in upper Silesia, Poland, will be hosting this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The Arena Gliwice is a large arena that has hosted many concerts, sports competitions and family shows in the past.
Gliwice was chosen by TVP after they had considered many different options across the country. Junior Eurovision comes to Poland this year following Roksana Wegiel’s victory at the 2018 contest with her song “Anyone I Want To Be”.
The 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held on Sunday 24th November. To date, nine countries have expressed their interest in participating in the contest:
Although they have not yet confirmed, it is expected that these countries will confirm this year due to their attendance at the Reference Group meeting: