Slovenia is not returning to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2021, having last participated in 2015.
RTVSLO has informed Eurofestivales that it will not be participating in the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The broadcaster participated in the competition in 2014 and 2015 before withdrawing from the competition.
The Slovenian broadcaster has previously stated that the cost of participating in the contest was too high for the time slot. Previously the contest was broadcast during prime time, but was moved to an earlier time slot by the European Broadcasting Union.
Slovenia debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 in Malta and finished 3rd in last years contest in Sofia, Bulgaria where Lina Kuduzović performed “Prva ljubezen”. Slovenia was one of three countries who participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 but withdrew from competing in the contest last year. The other two countries were San Marino and Montenegro.
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
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