Earlier in the week Bulgarian media reported that Bulgaria was in negotiations to host Junior Eurovision 2015. According to the reports, Denis Ignatov — the father of Hasan & Ibrahim, two-thirds of Bulgaria’s JESC 2014 act — was told so personally by Vyara Antova, the general director of BNT. This morning Bulgarian media shined the spotlight on JESC yet again. The Telegraph newspaper has run with this provocative splash, which you can see above: “They are giving us the Junior Eurovision Song Contest”.
The story goes on to say that Italy’s broadcaster RAI is facing financial difficulties, and that it is struggling to figure out where to host JESC 2015. It claims that the EBU wants a response by the end of January. The paper also quotes Joanna Leviev-Sawyer, the head of Bulgaria’s Eurovision delegation. “The regulation allows the winner to give up [hosting],” she reportedly says. “We could be extended an invitation. It would be unwise [to speculate], however, before an official decline [from Italy].”
The European Broadcasting Union is busy with negotiations (with someone). We know that their team want to put on a great show and that they will notify fans when more information becomes available. Regardless of where we end up in 2015, it’s gonna be amazing. Obviously.
Bulgaria at Junior Eurovision 2014
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