Despite their success at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool, it has been revealed that Finland will not be making their debut at Eurovision 2023, which will take place in Nice.
It’s a matter of resources
Yle’s Head of Children’s Programming Markku Mastomäki has confirmed this to Eurofestivales, with the following statement:
“Right now we have no plans to attend Junior Eurovision. As it is, we don’t have any chance to participate in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Right now, it’s mostly a matter of resources.”
Finland is among the countries that have participated in the Eurovision Song Contest, but is yet to debut at Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Other countries in the same situation include Andorra, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, Slovakia, and Turkey.
About Junior Eurovision 2023
Junior Eurovision 2023 landed in ‘Nice’ after France won the competition for a second time in Yerevan, where its 2022 representative Lissandro won the competition with “Oh Maman”. This year’s competition will take place on the 26th of November at 16:00CET in Nice, at the Palais Nikaïa in Nice, which can accomodate up to 9,000 spectators.
At the time of writing the following countries have been confirmed for this year’s contest:
- 🇫🇷 France (Host Country)
- 🇬🇪 Georgia
- 🇩🇪 Germany
- 🇮🇪 Ireland
- 🇮🇹 Italy
- 🇲🇹 Malta
- 🇳🇱 Netherlands
- 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
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News Source: Eurofestivales
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