With Eurovision New Year, just around the corner, it also means that we are getting closer to the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. During the announcement of the return of Festival Internacional de la Canción de Benidorm, in Benidorm, RTVE also confirmed that Spain will also be present at the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which is due to be held in Paris.
RTVE 🇪🇸 confirma EN Benidorm su participación en Eurovisión Junior 2021, que se celebrará en París el 19 de diciembre. #Benivision— eurovision_rtve (@eurovision_tve) July 22, 2021
How will Spain select their representative for Paris?
As the announcement of their participation was made, RTVE is yet to reveal how they will be selecting their Junior Eurovision representative. Since their return to the competition in 2019, RTVE has selected their Junior Eurovision representative via an internal selection.
As reported by ESCPlus, it was revealed that the details on how the Spanish representative will be selected for this year’s competition will be revealed in September.
All the details of the system for electing the Spanish representative in Junior Eurovision at the end of the summer, in the month of September.
What we currently know about the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Junior Eurovision 2021 will take place in Paris, France following Valentina’s victory in JESC 2020 with “J’imagine”. The contest will be held in La Seine Musicale on December 19th.
With this latest confirmation, the list of the 11 participating countries is as follows:
- France (Host)
- The Netherlands
- North Macedonia
You keep up with our JESC 2021 coverage here.
Spain’s Junior Eurovision Journey
In 2003, Spain was one of the countries to participate in the inaugural edition of the competition with Sergio and the song “Desde el cielo”, and placed 2nd with 125 points. The year after, Spain managed to win the competition with María Isabel and the song “Antes muerta que sencilla”. The nation participated for two more years and took a 12-year break, where it returned in 2019, with Melani Garcia and her entry “Marte” which placed 3rd.
Spain’s recent attempt in the competition saw them internally select Soleá and the song “Palante”, which saw them finish 3rd once again, where they managed to score 133 points from the jury and the online vote.
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News Source: RTVE / ESCPlus
Photo Source: RTVE / Raul Tejedor
3 thoughts on “🇪🇸 Spain confirms participation at the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest”
Well,the info of ESCPlus is not completely right. During Benidorm’s press conference last month, RTVE confirmed that this year they will still make an internal selection. What they said about september is that it will be the month when they will announce who is going to represent our country,and give more information about the selection and production of the song. Probably the song won’t be released until October,just like last year. On behalf of the internal selection, it is rumoured that they will choose a kid from The Voice Kids Spain (which is aired on the private channel Antena 3,and since it was filmed between 2019 and 2020, few kids meet the age requirement). The most possible option is that they will choose 13 y.o. boy Levi Diaz, the former winner of this year’s season. Other options include 9 y.o. Jesús del Río, 11 y.o. Jesús Montero, 13 y.o. Marta Fernández, 9 y.o. Nazaret Moreno, or 10 y.o. Daniel García (this last one from The Voice Kids 2019). It seems that we will be sending a boy (there are not much girls to choose from).