19 countries will be competing in Junior Eurovision 2019!

The EBU have just informed the world: we’ll be seeing 19 countries on stage at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019!

These are the countries we’ll be saying hello to in November (with their participating broadcaster in brackets, associate members of the EBU are marked with an asterisk (*)):

  • Albania (RTSH)
  • Armenia (AMPTV)
  • Australia (ABC / SBS)*
  • Belarus (BTRC)
  • France (France TV)
  • Georgia (GPB)
  • Ireland (TG4)
  • Italy (RAI)
  • Kazakhstan (Khabar Agency)*
  • Malta (PBS)
  • North Macedonia (MKRTV)
  • Poland (TVP)
  • Portugal (RTP)
  • Russia (RTR)
  • Serbia (RTS)
  • Spain (RTVE)
  • The Netherlands (AVROTROS)
  • Ukraine (UA:PBC)
  • Wales (S4C)

Azerbaijan and Israel were there last year but have withdrawn from this edition, while Belarus and The Netherlands have been present in every edition so far.
Wales and Kazakhstan were enthusiastic over their debut last year and join us again, while Spain makes a comeback after a break of 13 years!

The EBU highlight a few facts in this video celebrating the 19 countries saying ”yes” to this year’s contest!

Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand is happy and states:

We are delighted to welcome talented young performers from 19 countries to the 17th Junior Eurovision Song Contest. TVP are promising a fantastic show which will allow all the contestants to shine as they #ShareTheJoy with young audiences and their families across Europe.

The reason we’re travelling to Gliwice-Silesia in Poland is that Roksana Węgiel secured Poland’s very first Junior Eurovision victory last year with ‘Anyone I Want to Be’:

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will take place on Sunday, November 24 in the Gliwice Arena!

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