HRT has confirmed to Eurofestivales that it will not be participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
The Croatian public broadcaster HRT has confirmed that it will not be participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Warsaw. The broadcaster did not give a reason behind its non-participation. Croatia last participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 and were the first winners of the contest in 2003.
Junior Eurovision 2020
Junior Eurovision 2020 is to be held on November 29 in the Polish capital of Warsaw. The competition is being hosted by the Polish public broadcaster TVP, after Viki Gabor took victory with the song “Superhero”. The show will be staged in a TV studio facility in Warsaw, not a large arena as has been seen in previous years.
To date, the following countries have confirmed participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Poland:
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Croatia debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 and the won the first competition represented by Dino Jelusic and his song “Ti si moja prva ljubav”. Following their victory Croatia was due to host the competition after the United Kingdom had difficulties, however Croatia also had to withdraw as their planned venue was booked for the dates of the contest. Croatia went on to participate until 2006 when they withdrew from the competition. In 2014 Croatia returned represented by Josie and her song “Game Over”, she finished last with 13 points.