As time progresses, more and more countries reveal if whether or not they will be participating in the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Another country that would not be present for this year’s competition is Lithuania; which confirmed to Eurofestivales that they will not be participating in this year’s competition.
Speaking to Eurofestivales, Lithuania’s Head of Delegation Audrius Giržadas mentioned that the costs of participation for LRT are quite high, whilst the audience interest is low. Lithuania’s non-participation will see them miss the competition for the 10th year in a row. Lithuania has not participated since 2011 when the contest took place in Yerevan.
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 in this year’s competition
- France – Host Nation
- The Netherlands
Lithuania’s Junior Eurovision Journey
In 2007, Lithuania made its debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, with Lina Joy and the song “Kai miestas snaudžia”, which placed 13th. Overall, Lithuania has participated four times in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, with their latest attempt in 2011 with Paulina Skrabytė and the song “Debesys”, which placed 10th.
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News Source: Eurofestivales
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