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 Slovenia; which confirmed to Eurofestivales that they will not be participating in this year’s competition.
RTVSLO has not given any reason, as to why they will not be participating in this year’s competition. However, in 2019, they have mentioned that the contest is “too expensive for the afternoon schedule”. Slovenia’s non-participation will see them miss the competition for the 6th year in a row. Slovenia has not participated since 2015 when the contest took place in Sofia.
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
Slovenia’s Junior Eurovision Journey
As one of the countries that debuted later on in the competition, Slovenia debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 with Ula Ložar and the song “Nisi sam (Your Light)”, which placed 12th. Slovenia participated in the competition once more in 2015 with Lina Kuduzović and the song “Prva ljubezen”, which placed 3rd, and is Slovenia’s best result in the competition to date.
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News Source: Eurofestivales
Photo Source: Junior Eurovision