NRK has confirmed that Norway will not be participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in France on November 28.
Norway is the latest country to confirm that it will not be participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020, the news was confirmed by NRKjr Executive Producer Eva Rutgerson. Norway joins nations such as Wales who will not be returning to this year’s Junior Eurovision. NRK had already stated on Twitter in February that it would be “highly unlikely” they would return and 2021.
NRK own annual kids song contest Melodi Grand Prix Junior is still set to take place this year on May 29th, one week after the final of this year Eurovision Song Contest.
Norway last participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2005, when Malin Reitan came third with “Sommer og skolefri”, Norway’s best result in the contest. Norway was one of the original 16 countries to take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and hosted the 2004 contest in Lillehammer. Norway also took part in MGP Nordic alongside Denmark, Sweden and Finland in 2002 and from 2006 to 2009.
Junior Eurovision 2021
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will be held in France, who earned the right to host it after Valentina and her song “J’imagine” won the previous year in Poland, with an amount of 200 points. Currently, This year Contest is due to take place on November 28. The host city and venue have not been decided yet. The following countries have confirmed their participation:
- France (Host)
- The Netherlands
Source: Eurofestivales / Image: EBU / Stijn Smulders