Earlier in the week Bulgarian media reported that Bulgaria was in negotiations to host Junior Eurovision 2015. According to the reportsDenis 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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Just being honest
Just being honest
6 years ago

So disappointed to hear that Italy doesn’t want to host JESC after winning.

Daniel
Daniel
6 years ago

What a load of crap. I hope that Bulgaria does host it because how is Italy facing financial difficulties when the are part of the Big 5. And Bulgaria has pulled out of adult eurovision due to finance difficulties so how Italy feel they are struggling with money and feel that they can’t host it, I don’t know.

BULGARIAN
BULGARIAN
6 years ago

I am bulgarian. This is a yellow newspaper full with fake news that no one takes seriously. I dont know if someone reads it.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Since RAI does not want to do it (i doubt they cannot afford it) why did they bother taking part or even why EBU gave them the first place in jury voting (since Bulgaria actually won the contest in televoting). EBU is messing it up because nobody cares about jESC but it would have been amazing if Bulgaria had won that night and hosted the show. I wish Bulgaria had the same passion for senior Eurovision!

beccaboo1212
6 years ago

This is gonna be tough :/

Nikos
Nikos
6 years ago

Although I do think Italy would make a good host, I think this is a better opportunity for Bulgaria to be the host. I like seeing new countries to have a chance to host. (Italy hosted adult contest in the past).

Gila
Gila
6 years ago

JESC on RAI would do so few in share (a lot less than the already low auditel for ESC) that of course it discourage the management to host it.

Lithuanian
Lithuanian
6 years ago

Lithuanian singer Monika Linkyte performs her Eurovision song “Sk?stu” Live on Radio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HP1_hbmhK0&feature=youtu.be

LeBron
LeBron
6 years ago

Bulgaria can afford to host this because it will be sponsored by Slavi Trifonov and he can afford anything – he is doing the Voice of Bulgaria, Masferchef, etc. If it was only down tot he BNT, then Bulgaria would have declined immediately. Still, do not trust anything you read on bulgarian papers as they are all tabloids and the actual Telegraph paper is known for its bullshit – the actual article has nothing but opinions and “mights” and “coulds”!

Ricardo
Ricardo
6 years ago

BULGARIA! YES!

JESCGermany15
JESCGermany15
6 years ago

Italy will be a good choice because more western countries will join JESC then like Italy did last year in Malta. Hope Germany (ZDF) will debut this year! But Bulgaria will be a good choice too because this country love JESC and will make a big show I think! But I think Bulgaria will host because Italy and RAI aren’t interested in Eurovision.

Britz26
6 years ago

PLEASE HOST IT BULGARIA! 😀

Jak
Jak
6 years ago

I would like to stay in Western Europe and see a Italian hosting.
If they do decline this opportunity, simply I will be hating Italy.

And I am so sorry for Vincenzo, he just won and if RAI just doesn’t care.

Guest
Guest
6 years ago

So they can afford to host Junior Eurovision & participate but can’t afford to join eurovision…

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
6 years ago

And who stirred the speculations? Wiwi y’all!

I hope this is not bound to go down in disappointment for the Bulgarian people of Bulgaria.