Good News!, after initially confirming that they will not be participating in the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, RAI has done a u-turn and has announced that they will be participating in this year’s contest, which will take place in Paris on December 19. Italy’s announcement sees them return to the competition after a year’s hiatus.
Italy’s 2021 Junior Eurovision representative will be revealed in November
With the announcement of their participation, it was revealed that their entry and representative will be revealed in November. However, it was not revealed how RAI would be selecting its representative. In addition, RAI also confirmed that the competition will be aired on RAI Gulp and RAI Play on December 19.
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.
Currently, 16 countries have confirmed that they will participate:
- France (Host)
- North Macedonia
You can keep up with our JESC 2021 coverage here.
Italy’s Junior Eurovision Journey
In 2014, Italy made its debut in the competition with Vincenzo Cantiello, and the song “Tu primo grande amore”, where it managed to win the competition. Since their debut, Italy has managed to participate in the competition a total of six times. Their recent participation was in 2019, with Marta Viola and “La voce della terra” which placed 7th, receiving 129 points from the jury and the online vote.
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News Source: RAI
Photo Source: EBU / Thomas Hanses