As the days pass by since the conclusion of Eurovision 2023, we look into Junior Eurovision 2023, which will take place in ‘Nice’ in six months time. With an exciting time ahead, some countries have revealed they unfortunately will not be joining the party, with Slovenia being the next country to reveal this.
Too expensive for the afternoon schedule?
RTVSLO has not given any reason as to why they will not be participating in this year’s competition. However, in 2019, they have mentioned that the contest is “too expensive for the afternoon schedule”. Slovenia’s non-participation will see them miss the competition for the 8th year in a row. Slovenia has not participated since 2015 when the contest took place in Sofia.
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
- 🇵🇱 Poland
- 🇺🇦 Ukraine
Slovenia’s Junior Eurovision Journey
As one of the countries that debuted later on in the competition, Slovenia debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 with Ula Ložar and the song “Nisi sam (Your Light)”, which placed 12th. Slovenia participated in the competition once more in 2015 with Lina Kuduzović and the song “Prva ljubezen”, which placed 3rd, and is Slovenia’s best result in the competition to date.
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News Source: Eurofestivales
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