The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) just announced that it has entrusted Spain with the organisation of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2024. RTVE  will be responsible for the 22nd edition of the children’s contest.

The decision comes after the resignation of France, winner of Junior Eurovision 2023 with Zoé Clauzure and ‘Cœur’.

This year will be even more special because Spain is celebrating the 20th anniversary of María Isabel’s victory at Junion Eurovision 2004 with “Antes muerta que sencilla”.

Ana María Bordas, head of the Spanish Eurovision Delegation, said that RTVE is “very excited” about the EBU’s invitation for the festival to be held in Spain: “For RTVE, hosting the next Junior Eurovision is another step forward in the efforts that the channel has made in recent years to promote Eurovision in Spain and to give greater relevance to our music”.

Bordas, also Vice-President of the EBU Television Committee and member of the Eurovision Reference Group, said that the aim is “to organise the best possible festival” and for that, “RTVE is going to work closely with the EBU and the Junior Eurovision Steering Group from this moment on.

Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, said that the EBU is “delighted to finally bring the Junior Eurovision Song Contest to Spain 20 years after its victory”, thanking Spain for agreeing to host the 22nd edition of the contest “, which offers young artists from all over Europe an incredible platform to showcase their talent.

Sandra Valero achieved the best position for Spain at Junior Eurovision since 2005 last year in Nice. It is also the best result for the Spanish delegation since their return to the contest in 2019.

Spain came second in Junior Eurovision 2023 with 201 points, only 27 points behind France.

The Host City and date will be revealed at a later date.

Are #YOU excited to see the contest coming to Spain? Which city in Spain do # YOU want to see hosting JESC 24? Share your comments below at the Forum or @ESCUnited on Twitter!

 

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