IPBC has confirmed that the broadcaster will not be participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
IPBC has confirmed to Eurofestivales that Israel will not be participating in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Yuval Fisher at IPBC explained that the broadcaster is focusing its efforts on the Eurovision Song Contest.
Israel returned to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2018, following a two-year absence from the competition. Israel was represented by Noam Dadon with the song “Children Like These” and finished 14th with 81 points. Israel was 13th with the juries on 34 points and ended 11th in the online vote scoring 47 points.
Source: Eurofestivales | Image source: Andres Putting
Israel has previously taken part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest on three occasions. On their debut in 2012, Kids.il came eighth with “Let the Music Win”. Israel then withdrew from the 2013 contest and did not return until 2016. On their return, the country was represented by Shir & Tim with “Follow My Heart”. The duo finished in fifteenth place.