As the days pass, more countries continue to reveal if they will be present or not at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in Nice. The next country to confirm their participation is Spain, which will see them participate at the contest for the eighth time.
Casting now open to find their representative for Nice
As with 2022, Spain will be holding an open audition in order to select their Junior Eurovision 2022 representative, with the casting now open and submissions set to close on June 26.
Spain’s Junior Eurovision 2023 selection will be done in two stages. The first part will be an online casting, where they will send two videos which demonstrates their singing and interpretation abilities. The second will be a face to face casting, which will take place potentially in July 2023.
After the online casting, RTVE will have a maximum of ten days to internally select the song that will represent Spain in Nice.
The rules for the participation can be found right here (in Spanish).
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
Spain’s Junior Eurovision Journey
Spain has taken part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest a total of 8 times, with their first participation coming in the first edition of the Contest in 2003. In the initial Contest, Spain was represented by Sergio singing “Desde el cielo”, and at the close of voting Spain finished in second place, earning 125 points. Spain would go on to win the next edition of the show with María Isabel’s “Antes Muerte Que Sencilla”, finishing with 171 points.
Spain’s most recent participation was in 2022, when Carlos Higes represented the nation with his song “Señorita” in Yerevan. At the close of voting, Spain finished 6th in a field of 16 participants. Spain earned 137 points – 78 of which came from the online vote. The remaining 59 points were awarded by professional juries across Europe.
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News Source: RTVE
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