As the months pass by and we get closer to December, more countries are revealing their confirmation that they will be present at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The next country to confirm its participation is Serbia, which will be participating in the competition for the fourteenth time.
Submissions for entries are now open
RTS has now opened submissions for entries and will be accepting submissions until the 15th of September. The usual Junior Eurovision rules apply (60% of the song in the native language, and the performers must be between the ages of 9 and 14).
A jury would then assess the submitted entries, and if they find enough entries that are of high quality, then a National Final will be organized, with the mechanics to be revealed if they proceed. If this isn’t the case, the 2022 Serbian entry will be selected internally.
You can find the rules and regulations for Serbia’s Junior Eurovision participation right here (in Serbian)
Who is due to participate in the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
At the time of writing, 14 countries have confirmed that they will be participating in this year’s contest, and they are:
- Armenia (Host Country)
- Georgia – Mariam Bigvava
- North Macedonia – Lara Trpčeska and Irina Davidovska
In addition to the above, Khabar Agency has confirmed its intention to participate. Whether this will come to fruition will be based on whether they will be invited by the EBU.
Serbia’s Junior Eurovision Journey
In 2006, Serbia debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Neustrašivi učitelji stranih jezika and the song “Učimo strane jezike” (Учимо стране језике), which placed 5th. The Balkan nation competed until 2010, where it took a three-year break between 2011 and 2013. Since 2014, Serbia has continuously participated in the competition.
Serbia’s recent participation in the competition, saw them being represented by Jovana and Dunja with the song “Children’s Eyes” which placed 13th overall in the competition, where Serbia received 86 points from the jury and online voting.
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News Source: RTS
Photo Credit: EBU / Andres Putting