๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland will not be participating at Junior Eurovision 2023

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland will not be participating at Junior Eurovision 2023

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 that unfortunately, they will not be joining the party, with Switzerland being the next country to reveal this.

Limited resources behind in non-participation

As reported by ESCPlus, Swiss Broadcaster RSI mentioned that they have limited resources, and are aiming to diversify their programming as much as possible, but doesn’t rule out a return to the competition in the future.

โ€œThe channels of the SRG conglomerate are focusing on making notable participations in the Eurovision Song Contest and therefore we will not be able to be present at the Nice Junior Eurovision Song Contest in December. The four companies that are part of our television unit have quite limited resources, which are dedicated with the aim of making programming as diverse as possible. Who knows, things may change in the next few years.”

Joanne Holder from RSI (translated)

Switzerland’s non-participation will see them miss the competition for the 18th year in a row. Switzerland has not participated at Junior Eurovision since its debut in 2004 when the contest took place in Lillehammer.

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 Nikaรฏa 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:

  • ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France (Host Country)
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช Georgia
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ North Macedonia
  • ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland
  • ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukraine

Switzerland’s Junior Eurovision Journey

Switzerland has only taken part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest on one occasion. Their one attempt at participation came in 2004, when Demis Mirarchi represented Switzerland with his song “Birichino”. At the close of voting, Switzerland finished 16th in a field of 18 participants. Mirarchi also managed to earn 4 points from Europe.

Do you think Switzerland should participate at Junior Eurovision once again? Are you excited for Junior Eurovision 2023?Are you hoping to attend the contest in Nice? Let us know in the comments or on social media. Be sure to follow That Eurovision Site on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

News Source: ESCPlus

Photo Credit: EBU

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