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Junior Eurovision 2019: Serbia will be present in Poland

Serbia will be present at the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Gliwice- Silesia, Poland.

The Serbian national broadcaster, RTS , has confirmed that the country will participate in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The JESC representative will be determined through a national final.  RTS has already opened the submissions window and the interested singers have time up to September 1st to submit their application.

Interested singers must comply with the following basic rules:

  • The submitted song must be between 2:30 to 3:00 minutes long
  • The song must be written in Serbian or any other official language of Serbia
  • Singers must be a Serbian citizen and aged between 9-14 years old

More rules can be found here.

Last year in Mink, Belarus , Serbia was represented by Bojana Radovanovic with her entry “Svet”, which came 19th.

The map of participating countries so far

Up to date only Georgia has selected  Giorgi Rostiashvili as its representative after winning TV-1’s show of Ranina. After this week’s confirmations the confirmed participating countries have reached 15. These are:

  • Albania
  • Azerbaijan
  • Australia
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Ireland
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Ukraine
  • Wales

The countries that have not officially confirmed but are more than likely to confirm as they attend  the Reference Group meeting are:

  • Armenia
  • Belarus
  • Italy

Additionally countries that participated in 2018 and are likely to compete in 2019 edition too are : 

  • Kazakhstan 

On the other hand the countries that have ruled out their participation in Poland are:

  • Israel
  • Croatia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Cyprus
  • Slovakia

After Roksana Węgiel’s victory for Poland at the 2018 contest in Minsk with her entry “Anyone I Want To Be” and TVP winning the bid to host this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Gliwice-Silesia has been chosen as the Host City by TVP after reviewing a row of cities and venues across the country. arena

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