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Italy confirms participation in Junior Eurovision 2019

The list of participating countries is getting longer approaching last year’s record number of 20 countries, as Italy confirmed that it will participate in the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Gliwice, Poland.

The Italian broadcaster RAI has confirmed to the media outlet of  Eurovoix.com that they will be taking part in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Italy’s confirmation comes after Spain’s announcement of returning interrupting a 13 year period of absence. However the country hasn’t cleared out the format of selecting its entry , but if we take in mind that it has opted for internal selections every year since their 2014 debut, its more than likely that they will stick to this option once again. 

Last year Italy was represented by Melissa and Marco with their entry “What is Love“, which finished in 7th place with 151 points.The best Italian result came just on their debut participation in 2014 with the song “Tu primo grande amore” performed by Vincenzo Cantiello which won the competition. 

Lets remember last’s year’s performance by the duet Melissa and Marco:

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 confirmation by Armenia, Spain and Belarus  the confirmed participating countries have reached 18. These are:

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Belarus
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Spain
  • Ukraine
  • Wales

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
  • Latvia
  • 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. 

The next edition of the competition is set to take place on Sunday, November 24 2019 

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