The Latvian public broadcaster LTV has confirmed it has no intention of participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Latvia has confirmed it will not be participating in the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, having made its last appearance a decade ago. LTV confirmed to Eurofestivales that the broadcaster will not be taking part in the contest this December in Paris.
Latvia was one of the original sixteen countries to take part in the first edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark. The country competed in the contest for a period of three years before withdrawing from the contest. Their best result during this period was at the 2003 contest where Dzintars Čīča finished 9th with a total of 37 points, this included 8 points from Belarus.
Latvia returned to the contest in 2010 when the contest traveled to Minsk, Belarus. Šarlote Lēnmane & Sea Stones brought them their only their second ever top 10 finish with the song “Viva la Dance”, she scored 51 points, the highest points total for a Latvian Junior Eurovision entry. Following the 2011 contest in Yerevan, Latvia withdrew from the contest and has not returned.
Paris will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 on December 19 in La Seine Musicale. The following countries have confirmed their participation so far:
- Portugal – Simão Oliveira
Source: Eurofestivales | Image source: Junior Eurovision.tv