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 Lithuania being the next country to reveal this.
No reason revealed for non-participation
LRT has not given any reason as to why they will not be participating in this year’s competition. The confirmation of their non-participation would mean that Lithuania will not be participating for the 12th year in a row. Their last participation was in 2011, when the contest took place in Armenia.
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
- 🇪🇸 Spain
- 🇺🇦 Ukraine
Lithuania’s Junior Eurovision Journey
In 2007, Lithuania made its debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, with Lina Joy and the song “Kai miestas snaudžia”, which placed 13th. Overall, Lithuania has participated four times in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, with their latest attempt in 2011 with Paulina Skrabytė and the song “Debesys”, which placed 10th.
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News Source: ESCPlus ES
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