The German national broadcaster NDR, together with their children’s TV channel KiKa, have confirmed that even though they initially confirmed their participation in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, they will not be travelling nor competing later this year in the 20th edition of the Contest, which will be held in Yerevan.
Due to the new travel restrictions imposed by the German government, it would be difficult for the delegation and artist(s) to travel to Armenia, and thus Germany is not going to be taking part in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Both NDR and KiKa are hoping to return to the Contest in 2023, and they promise to use this time to rethink their participation and find new ideas to improve their results until now. Nevertheless, KiKa will still go ahead and broadcast the Contest live.
Germany debuted in Junior Eurovision in 2020, when Susan represented her country with “Stronger With You”, and finished in last place. In last year’s Contest in Paris, Pauline represented Germany with “Imagine Us”, and finished in 17th place out of 19 contestants, only ahead of Ireland and the Netherlands.
15 countries have confirmed their participation in Junior Eurovision 2022 so far: Albania, Bulgaria, France, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Malta, The Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Ukraine, and the host nation Armenia.