As the days pass by since the conclusion of Eurovision 2023, we look into Junior Eurovision 2023, which will take place in ‘Nice’ in less than months time. However, some countries have revealed they unfortunately will not be joining the party, with Moldova being the next country to reveal this.
No reason given for non-participation
No reason was given, as to why Moldova will not be participating in this year’s competition. Their non-participation would see them miss out on the competition, for the tenth year in a row. Moldova has not participated in the competition since 2013 when the competition took place in Kyiv.
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
Moldova’s Junior Eurovision Journey
In 2010, Moldova made their debut in the contest, with Ștefan Roșcovan and his song “Ali Baba”, which managed to place 8th overall. Since then, Moldova has participated 3 more times, with their recent participation in 2013 with Rafael Bobeica and his entry “Cum să fim” which placed 11th in Kyiv.
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News Source: ESCPlus Es
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