JESC2020: 13 Countries Will Compete In The Show’s New COVID-19 Format

The 18th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will stay in Poland as of last winner’s winner Viki Gabor.

Today is was officially announced that 13 countries will #MoveTheWorld together on the night of November 29, 2020

  • Armenia (ARMTV)
  • Belarus (BTRC)
  • France (FTV)
  • Georgia (GPB)
  • Germany (KiKa)
  • Kazakhstan (Khabar Agency)
  • Malta  (PBS)
  • Poland (TVP)
  • Russia (RTR)
  • Serbia (RTS)
  • Spain (RTVE)
  • The Netherlands (AVROTROS)
  • Ukraine (UA:PBC)

Thirteen thats the smallest amount of countries participating in the junior’s contest since 2013

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and In order to protect the health of all the artists the 2020 show will have a different character and be staged remotely. meaning that the live show and the Interval acts will be broadcast live from Warsaw studio, but no delegation will arrive at studio as all the 13 acts will be preforming in their countries using a similar stage layout and technical set up.

The Contest’s Executive Supervisor Mr. Martin Österdahl said:

Travel restrictions and the ongoing issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic mean regrettably we cannot bring all the artists to Poland to compete in person at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year. We are determined however that the show must go on and that this competition, held annually since 2003, must continue. Despite the changes this year, all the talented youngsters chosen to represent their countries will still have an equal chance to shine, and, as is tradition, families from around the world will be able to vote for their favorite songs online.

Following the new format of the contest, the young participating artists wont be able to meet in person but the the show’s organizers promising to have a huge celebrations on social media and the digital platforms.

You can follow all the national finals and the songs selected so far on our Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 homepage HERE

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