SBS has confirmed to Aussievision that they will not be participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Australia will not be competing in Junior Eurovision 2021 as SBS confirms that it too will not participating this year. SBS’s confirmation comes two days after ABC also stated that they would not be competing in Paris this December.
SBS said in a statement to Aussievision that:
Due to the current travel restrictions, Australia will not be competing in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Australia’s latest appearance at the contest was in 2019 with Jordan Anthony. He finished in 8th place with his song “We Will Rise”.
Junior Eurovision 2021
The 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in La Seine Musicale, Paris, France on Sunday 19th December. The contest will be hosted by France for the first time following Valentina’s victory at the 2020 contest with her song “J’imagine”.
To date, the following countries have confirmed participation in the contest:
- Azerbaijan – Sona Azizova
- North Macedonia
- Portugal – Simão Oliveira
Source: Aussievision | Image source: EBU / Thomas Hanses
Australia debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2015, the same year as their Eurovision Song Contest debut. The country is yet to win the contest, and their best result was in 2017, when Isabella Clarke performed her song “Speak Up” and received 3rd place with 172 points. They later went on to place 3rd at the 2018 contest with “Champion” by Jael Wena.