Breaking News: RTP withdraws interest
LISBON, PORTUGAL – Although Portuguese national broadcaster was very close to participate and return in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, today RTP stated to regional fan site, they will not submit the official documents and therefore they will not participate in Malta’s JESC edition.
Unfortunately the junior fans of the contest will not share the excitement of listening to a Portuguese entry, any of their song no matter good or bad are brilliant in their national language b default. Still we still hope for a last minute miracle and a change of minds.
In EBU secure sources revealed to oikotimes.com that RTP never directly contacted them or expressed any official interest for Malta’s Junior Eurovision edition. This means that so far we go to Malta with 14 nations. Two more than last year.
EBU’s expectation by the end of the month is to increase the participants at least by 2-3 more countries. After all we still waiting San Marino, Azerbaijan and Albania to answer!
notice: until the end of the month all options for all countries is still open. thins can easily change so let’s wait a few more weeks to see what really happens