Armenia Withdraws From Junior Eurovision 2020

According to the official website of Junior Eurovision 2020, the Armenian broadcaster AMPTV  has decided to withdraw from participation at Junior Eurovision 2020.

Armenia: Junior Eurovision 2020 & Eurovision 2021 Participation Confirmed -  Eurovoix

The broadcaster is unable to complete the required preparations for Junior Eurovision 2020 due to the introduction of martial law in the region as a result of the ongoing conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh)

You can read the statement of Martin Österdahl, the Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and Eurovision Song Contest:

“Armenia is one of Junior Eurovision’s most successful competitors, having participated in 13 previous contests and never finished outside the top 10. We understand the reasons for their withdrawal, but it’s very sad news and they will be missed. We hope to welcome them back in 2021.”

Following the withdrawing of Armenia, the line-up of Junior Eurovision 2020 will include only 12 counties:

Belarus Arina Pehtereva – Aliens (Пришельцы)

France Valentina – J’imagine

Georgia – To be announced

Germany Susan – Stronger With You

Kazakhstan Karakat Bashanova – Forever

Malta Chanel Monseigneur – Chasing Sunsets

Netherlands UNITY – Best Friends

Poland Alicja Tracz – I’ll Be Standing

Russia Sofia Feskova – My New Day (Мой новый день)

Serbia Petar Ančić – Heartbeat

Spain Soleá – Palante

Ukraine Oleksandr Balabanov – Vidkryvai (Відкривай)

This edition of Junior Eurovision was characterized by several withdrawing. All of them (but Armenia) were caused by the consequences of the Covid- 19 pandemic: Australia, Wales, Italy, Ireland, Albania, North Macedonia and Portugal

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Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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