Spain: RTVE confirms Junior Eurovision 2021 participation

Spain: RTVE confirms Junior Eurovision 2021 participation
Thursday, 22 July 2021

  • The Spanish broadcaster, RTVE, has confimred the country's participation in Junior Eurovision 2021, set to take place next December in Paris. 

    The news are pouring in today from Spain as along with the country's new ESC national selection format, RTVE confirmed its participation in Junior Eurovision 2021. This announcement was made during the press conference in which a collaboration agreement was signed between the Generalitat Valenciana and the City Council to revive the mythical Spanish festival,Festival Internacional de la Canción de Benidorm' which will serve to select the Spanish representative in Eurovision 2022 . 

     It will be the seventh time that RTVE competes in the youth contest and marks the 11th nation to compete in the next edition of the contest in Paris. 

    Ana María Bordas , head of the Spanish Eurovision delegation and member of the  Eurovision Junior reference group,  stated:

    "We are delighted that one of the members of the  Big Five is  organizing the festival. In addition, the decision to delay it to to celebrate it in the best conditions and to join it to Christmas seems very successful for a children's contest "


    Spain in Junior Eurovision

    Spain has a total of five participations in the youth competition and has achieved remarkable results in its short history. The country counts a victory thanks to  "Antes muerta que sencilla" (Before dead than simple) by María Isabel (2004) , two second places ( Sergio, in 2003  and  Antonio José, in 2005 ) and a fourth position ( Dani Fernández, in 2006 ).

    Spain returned to the competition in the 2019 edition after 13 years of absence  and did it with an impressive. The young talented act starred in a memorable performance with "Marte" (Mars)  on the  stage of Gliwice-Silesia and achieved to finish in 3rd place. 

    This year the nation was represented by Soleá who performed the song 'Palante' which finished thrid on the overall scoreboard with 133 points. 

    News Source: RTVE

    Image: Junior Eurovision tv: RTVE/ RAUL TEJEDOR