SPAIN – Spain’s Head of Delegation Ana María Bordás revealed today that RTVE is seriously considering the country’s return to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with an official statement by the broadcaster anticipated. It is the first time an executive of the Spanish broadcaster makes such a comment. Information published on Twitter during Miki’s farewell press conference.
— eurovision_rtve (@eurovision_tve) May 8, 2019
The participation of Spain in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest first began at the inaugural Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Televisión Española (TVE), a division of Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE) and member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), were responsible for the selection process of their participation.
Guestmusic director, Tinet Rubira mentioned on Twitter that he is pushing the project for years to TVE and awaits the broadcaster’s official decision.
— Tinet Rubira (@tinetr) January 19, 2019
Spain used a national selection format, broadcasting a show entitled Eurojunior, for their participation at the contests. The first representative to participate for the nation at the 2003 contest was Sergio with the song “Desde el cielo”, which finished in second place out of sixteen participating entries, achieving a score of 125 points. Spain withdrew from competing in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007, and have yet to make their return to the contest despite many attempts in recent years.
— RTVE (@rtve) May 8, 2019