Good news for the Junior Eurovision fans as Germany, one of the Big-5 countries in the Eurovision Song Contest, has decided to join the Junior Eurovision event by competing in the 2020 edition for the first time in history. 

Although the Junior Eurovision Song Contest is marching to its 18th edition, Germany had never before participated in the competition. Eurovision.de had broadcasted the event twice the last two years. According to the broadcasters’ officials the broadcasting time of the junior final did not fit into the KiKA broadcasting schedule. In addition, we now have three partners together – KiKA, ZDF and NDR. This constellation did not previously exist.

KiKA (Kids channel), NDR and ZDF will be in charge of the debut participartion and have already began with the process and are in seek for young talented  acts between the ages of 9 and 14 to represent Germany in the largest European youth music competition.

 All information on the application can be found here – application deadline is July 31, 2020. The 18th Junior Eurovision Song Contest that is scheduled to take place on November 29, 2020 in Warsaw hosted by the Polish broadcaster TVP will be shown live from 5 p.m. on KiKA.

The song’s composition

Levent Geiger“Your-Song” finalist 2019, will compose the German JESC song. ZDF already produces the successful young talent composition competition “Your Song” for KiKA in its 13th season. Levent Geiger was in the finals of the KiKA show “Your Song” in 2015 and 2019. Along with the 17-year-old singer and songwriter, the artist that will be selected will work together in order to prepare the best song that will represent the central European country on its first debut participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.