After revealing information about the upcoming edition of Benidorm Fest, we now have more information about how Spain will select their Junior Eurovision 2022 representative for Yerevan. In an interview with ESCPlus.es María Eizaguirre (the Director of Communication and Participation for RTVE) has revealed that an audition process will take place to select this year’s representative.
A long-term strategy for Spain’s Junior Eurovision participation
In the interview, María Eizaguirre mentioned that this is a beginning of a long-term strategy to increase the interest of the Spanish audience in Junior Eurovision and that they are looking for different ways to promote the contest to the audience for future editions.
Although this edition the casting will be behind closed doors, we are working so that the format evolves and develops in a different way in the coming years.María Eizaguirre (Director of Communication and Participation of RTVE)
Further information about the audition process (rules and regulations) will be released by RTVE at a later date.
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.
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News Source: ESCPlus.es
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