A delegation from Germany is observing this weekends Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Gliwice, Poland.
The EBU has confirmed to Eurofestivales, that a delegation from Germany will be observing the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Gliwice, Poland. It is not known from which broadcast the delegation is from, however it is speculated to be the children’s broadcaster KIKA.
NDR previously sent delegations to attend the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in both 2013 and 2014. Previous nations to have sent delegations to the contest to observe include Wales and Hungary.
Germany was one of the countries who was provisionally confirmed as taking part in the inaugural edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003. The broadcaster withdrew from the competition before it took place and was again announced as debuting in 2004 before not taking to the stage again in Lillehammar. Germany is the only Big Five nation to have not participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Eurovision.de which is operated by NDR as part of their Eurovision coverage has previously broadcast the contest online with commentary. The official website for the Eurovision Song Contest in Germany had broadcast the contest between 2015 and 2016, providing a live broadcast alongside German language commentary for the competition.