A month after the conclusion of the Eurovision Song Contest, most fans are now looking into the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Particularly, who will be present for the 19th edition of the competition, Another country that would not be present for this year’s competition is Israel; who confirmed to Eurofestivales that they will not be participating in this year’s competition.
It was revealed that Israel’s non-participation is due to the preference for putting its effort into the Eurovision Song Contest. Israel’s non-participation would see them miss out on the competition, for the third year in a row. Israel has not participated in the competition since 2018 when the competition took place in Minsk.
What we currently know about the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
After winning the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2020, it wasn’t long until it was revealed that the winning host nation; France, will be hosting the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. In May 2021, it was revealed that Paris will be hosting this year’s competition in La Seine Musicale on December 19.
At the time of writing, the following countries have confirmed their participation for this year’s competition
- France – Host Nation
- The Netherlands
Israel’s Junior Eurovision Journey
Israel made their debut to the competition in 2012, where Kids.il represented the nation with the song “Let the Music Win”, which saw them place 8th, their best result in the competition to date. After their debut the country participated two more times. In 2016, they were represented by Shir & Tim with the song “Follow My Heart” which placed 15th and in 2018, Noam Dadon represented them with the song “Children Like These” which placed 14th.
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News Source: Eurofestivales
Photo Source: Ronen Akerman