The Danish broadcaster DR has confirmed to Eurofestivales that they won’t be taking part at Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Denmark was the one to host the inaugural edition of Junior Eurovision Song Contest back in 2003 in the capital at Forum Copenhagen. They took part at the show from 2003 to 2005, at their debut Anne Gadegaard reached 5th place with “Arabiens drøm“, following year they were 5th again with “Pigen er min” by Cool Kids and at their last participation they recorded the best result which was 4th place with “Shake Shake Shake” by Nicolai Kielstrup.
In 2006 Denmark withdrew from the show. One of the reasons for it was too much pressure being exerted on children who were taking part at the contest. Despite attempts by the EBU to bring Denmark back to the competition, it will remain out of the competition. The last time country tried to get back to the show was 2018, however, from DR they made claims that “the values that we put in Denmark in a children’s program do not coincide with the values of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest”. You can also check their debut performance of “Arabiens drøm” by Anne Gadegaard below
The countries which confirmed their participation at Junior Eurovision 2021 so far are Germany, France, The Netherlands, Russia, Ireland ,Georgia. Poland, Spain and Portugal who has also selected their entrant for the contest. Albania will make their decision in June while Iceland, Bulgaria, Norway,Finland, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, Wales, Czech Republic and Belgian broadcaster VRT confirmed they won’t be taking part at the show. The contest will take place on 19th of December in Paris.
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