JESC 2015: Germany scouts potential participation & more news
Vasil Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
EUROPE – The 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest preparations are gearing up. The European Broadcasting Union is making a significant effort for the project not to collapse especially after the announcement of Sweden, Cyprus and Croatia withdrawing from the contest. on the other hand we have some interesting news which might lead to a successful event, a special need for the contest especially after the remarkably excellent show and organisation by Malta next year.
- German national broadcaster launched a poll in their official Eurovision site, scouting the public opinion regarding potential Junior Eurovision debut. The support towards he ‘yes’ is remarkable and we already know that NDR/ARD is in negotiations with the European Broadcasting Union. This comes after the amazing news from Ireland which will debut this year and the affirmation that Italy will participate again.
- There are unconfirmed yet information that Tunisia is also interested to enter the competition. Just like the senior Eurovision Song Contest, Tunisian national broadcaster is claimed to demand that if they participate there will be no Israeli participation in the contest.
- Belarusian national finalists announced. Ten acts will compete in the national final on August 21st.
- In the meantime Dutch national broadcaster released snippets of the JESC national selection entries which are available here. Despite the poor results for the Netherlands, the country remains keen to participate and promote the youth talents of the country abroad.
- Montenegro officially confirmed their act for Sofia: Jana Mirković will represent the country with the song “Oluja” (Storm). The song is not released yet but you can have a glance of what the singer is all about here. Boban Novović is the author of the song and the arrangement were made by Vladimir Graić, the man behind the 2007 and 2015 Serbian entries.
- Armenian national broadcaster was expected to make the announcement of the JESC 2015 participant today. Due to other events taking place in Yerevan the national broadcaster delays the presentation for the upcoming days, no specific date and time announced yet.
- Slovenia, despite also pro result in Malta, re-affirmed participation. This is why they should be respected because above everything the meaning of an international competition is to participate. The Slovenian national broadcaster looks for a national selection but the chances of internal selection are stronger.