Junior Eurovision Song Contest: the deadlines for countries’ applications
According to Eurovoix.com, EBU has made known to its member that they can subscribe for the upcoming Junior Eurovision until June 29th.
Junior Eurovision 2018 will be held on 25 November in the Belarusian capital, Minsk. Although the winner of the previous event was Russia with Polina Bogusevich and the song « Wings », the country of the former USSR was commissioned to organize the 2018 contest due to the country’s big interest for the contest.
So far 10 countries have declared their wish to participate in the competition which are: Belarus (organizer), Russia (last year’s winner), Armenia, Serbia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Georgia, France, Wales. France’s return to the contest after 14 years, as well as Wales debut, are the two new elements , as it will be the first time a non-independent country will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Of the countries that have said they will be involved so far, 4 have said they will hold a national final, while Georgia is the first country to announce its representative for the upcoming competition, as Tamar Edilashvili has chosen through internal selection. Finally, six countries have already announced that they do not wish to participate in the Junior Eurovision 2018, and these are: Bulgaria, Lithuania, United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Germany.