After yesterday’s reveal of the host city of the 2023 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, a country is set to make their return to this year’s competition, and it is Germany, who is keeping to their promise and will be returning for this year’s competition.
Returning after their non-participation in 2022
To recap, in 2022 Germany announced that it wasn’t participating in the 20th edition of the comeptition, due to KiKA/ARD deciding to take a creative break and also due to the fact that there was a partial travel warning for German citizens to Armenia at the time.
However, despite not participating in Yerevan, KiKA and ARD covered the contest, where they talked to some of the countries who participated in 2022.
Further information on how Germany is set to select its representative for Nice, has not yet been revealed by KiKA and will be revealed in due course.
Germany’s Junior Eurovision Journey
Germany was originally due to join the Junior Eurovision family in the initial edition of the Contest, but unexpectedly withdraw. This also happened in 2004, when Germany withdrew ahead of the Contest in Lillehammer. It wasn’t until 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that Germany first participated in a Junior Eurovision event. Germany has participated on two occasions, the first being 2020 – when Susan performed “Stronger With You”, finishing 12th in a field of 12.
Germany’s most recent participation came in 2021 when Pauline represented the nation in Paris with her song “Imagine Us”. Performing first in the running order, Germany would finish in 17th place out of 19 performers. Germany received a total of 61 points, 15 from professional juries and the remaining 46 from the online vote.
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News Source: Eurovision.de
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