SRF, the German language public broadcaster of Switzerland, has ruled out participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
Following the announcement of Germany’s debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, SRF of Switzerland was asked by fans on Twitter regarding whether the broadcaster would also be taking part in the contest. SRF replied stating:
This is not currently planned. We want to focus on the original ESC. We are happy to promote young Swiss music talent through our own platforms.
Switzerland has made one appearance in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2004, however SRF was not involved in the nations participation. RSI the Italian language broadcaster selected the act and song for the contest, while RTS the French language broadcaster also aired the contest. SRF did not air the contest.
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:
Image Source: Thomas Hanses (EBU) / Source: SRF