Junior Eurovision 2024 to be held in Madrid

The European Broadcasting Union and RTVE have just revealed the host city for the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The show will take place at Caja Mágica in Madrid on Saturday, November 16th, which means the contest is back to its original day of the week.

Last February, the EBU announced Spain as the host country for the 2024 edition of the junior version of Eurovision. The country finished in second place at last year’s edition which took place in Nice. France won the competition on home soil but has decided to hand the contest over to their neighbours as they’ve already organised the competition twice in the last 3 years.

Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision, on the choice:

“We’re very excited to be heading to Madrid 55 years after the Spanish capital hosted its last Eurovision event. We are looking forward to seeing RTVE’s exciting ideas to make this wonderful venue come alive, and to welcoming young artists from across Europe to Caja Mágica in November.”

It will be the first time in more than 50 years that Spain will host a Eurovision event. The country debuted in the contest for kids in the first-ever edition held in 2003 and won a year later when María Isabel performed “Antes Muerta Que Sencilla” 20 years ago. However, they didn’t host the competition in 2005 as, by then, the winner didn’t get the right to organise the contest the following year. Spain has achieved top results at Junior Eurovision over the years, finishing in the top 3 most editions.

France won Junior Eurovision 2023 with Zoé Clauzure singing “Coeur”, with Spain being the runner-up with Sandra Valero and her song “Loviu”.


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