🇷🇸 Serbia will not participate at Junior Eurovision 2023

🇷🇸 Serbia will not participate at Junior Eurovision 2023

As time progresses, more and more countries reveal if whether or not they will be participating in the 2023 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This time, it has been revealed that Serbia will be withdrawing from the competition and will not be participating in Nice.

Economic reasons for withdrawal

Speaking to Eurofestivales, RTS’ Editor-in-Chief Olivera Kovacevic has mentioned that the broadcaster has withdrawn from the competition due to economic reasons, with the broadcaster still to reveal if they will be returning to the competition in the future.

Serbia is the second country to withdraw from Junior Eurovision, with Kazakhstan being the first country to confirm that they will not be participating this year after their participation in Yerevan.

Serbia’s Junior Eurovision Journey

In 2006, Serbia debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Neustrašivi učitelji stranih jezika and the song “Učimo strane jezike” (Учимо стране језике), which placed 5th. The Balkan nation competed until 2010, where it took a three-year break between 2011 and 2013. Since 2014, Serbia has continuously participated in the competition.

Serbia’s most recent participation in the competition in 2022, saw them being represented by Katarina Savić with the song “Svet Bez Granica” which placed 13th overall in the competition, where Serbia received 92 points from the jury and online voting.

Are you disappointed that Serbia will not be participating in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest? Would you like them to return to the competition in the future? Let us know in the comments below or on social media. Don’t forget to follow ‘THAT Eurovision Site’ over at FacebookTwitter,, Instagram and TikTok as we prepare for Junior Eurovision 2023.

News Source: Eurofestivales

Photo Credit: Corinne Cumming/EBU

One thought on “🇷🇸 Serbia will not participate at Junior Eurovision 2023

  1. Hopefully Serbia will be back next year. In the meantime, you can convince Norway’s broadcaster NRK, who thankfully didn’t rule out participating in all future JESC editions, that the EBU is working to remove pressure from the contest, and since Melodi Grand Prix Junior is on hiatus, Norway’s entrant for Junior Eurovision 2023, if NRK approves of the EBU working to remove tress, would be selected internally. I’m trying to send to Palais Nikaia.

    • Hennika Eggum Huuse (born 2009) – winner of Melodi Grand Prix Junior 2020
    • Josefine Westgaard (born 2012) and/or Oskar Høgetveit (born 2011) – winners of Melodi Grand Prix Junior 2021
    • William Høyem Ribe (born 2009) – winner of Melodi Grand Prix Junior 2022

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