Televisón Española, the Spanish TV public broadcaster has decided not to take part of the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest edition. Federico Llano, head of delegation of TVE confirmed that the junior song contest is not in their schedule neither in a short nor an intermediate term. Recently, the head of kids programs department, Yago Fandiño commented that the Spanish public broadcaster was in a process to let Spain to be represented by a young artist. Sadly, this process did not finish as well as it was expected.
Despite the Spanish short life in Junior Eurovision, the Southern European country has been always in the top four. The first JESC edition was held in 2003 with Sergio performing “Desde el cielo” ranking second. A year later, María Isabel won the contest with “Antes muerta que sencilla”. In 2005, Antonio José ranked second with “Te traigo flores”. Finally, Dani ranked fourth with “Te doy mi voz” a year later.
This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Marsa’s Shipbuilding, in the mediterranean archipelago of Malta. 15th of November will be the date when talented young voices from all over Europe will compete for the trophy. A total of nine countries have confirmed their presence in the contest so far. The list of countries who will fight for the victory is as follows: Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Greece, Malta, Russia, Sweden, The Netherlands and Ukraine.