Bulgaria are looking to return to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest next year.
Bulgarian broadcaster BNT has revealed to ESCPlus that they are willing to return to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in the near future. The country withdrew from the competition in 2017, and haven’t returned since, however they are looking at returning in 2021 if they find the necessary funds for participation. They have confirmed that they won’t be present at this year’s contest in Warsaw.
The country last participated at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2016, where they finished in 9th place with Lidia Ganeva and her song “Magical Day”.
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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Bulgaria debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. The country has never won the contest, and their best entry comes from 2014, when Krisia, Hasan and Ibrahim and their song “Planet of the Children” placed 2nd with 147 points. Bulgaria then went on to host the 2015 contest, in the capital Sofia. Their worst result was in 2008, when Krestiana Kresteva and her song “Edna Mechta” placed 15th with 15 points. Bulgaria have withdrawn multiple times from the contest, and were absent from 2009-2010, and 2012-2013.