Junior Eurovision 2015 is hurtling towards us and so far sixteen countries have confirmed their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest’s junior counterpart. The EBU have made no secret of their ambitions to get the number of participating countries up. When we look into our crystal ball we see (okay, we just really, really hope) for 18 countries, which would match the all-time high from 2004. It’s not unrealistic that we’ll get there. Multiple countries with active EBU membership have yet to appear in Junior Eurovision. Now we want to know which countries you most want to debut in Bulgaria in November 2015.
The following 21 nations are all active EBU members and consequently eligible to appear during the Junior Eurovision Song Contest should their national broadcaster wish to do so. It includes both big name countries from Eurovision – including Turkey, Iceland and Germany – and countries yet to debut in either Eurovision or Junior Eurovision like Algeria and Vatican City. We’re also including Australia for obvious reasons. (Many of us will be shocked if they don’t debut).
Note: We are aware that a number of countries on this list, including Estonia and Iceland, have already declined participation this year. And we also know that the head of JESC has Tweeted that he is holding out for potentially one more act. But we like to think that anything could happen. Australia, Israel and Turkey taking us to 19? WHY NOT?!
Junior Eurovision 2015 will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria on November 21st 2015.
You can vote for as many countries as you would like, but you can only vote once so make it count!