Australia’s organising broadcaster for Junior Eurovision, ABC, have officially ruled out participation in the 2021 contest, which will be held in Paris in December.
Due to the current lockdown conditions in Australia, international travel has been restricted with borders closed to both interstate, and international travellers.
Although Australia was successful in producing an amazing live on tape performance for Eurovision 2021, it seems that this will not be practical given that the live broadcast will be shown during the early hours of the morning in Australia, combined with the young ages of the participants.
ABC has been in charge of Australia’s Junior Eurovision entries since 2017, after taking over from SBS. In a statement to www.aussievision.com.au, a spokesperson from SBS said that they also had no plans to enter Australia into this years contest.
Whilst this news in disappointing, we can only hope to see Australia return to Junior Eurovision in the near future!
Australia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Best Result: 3rd (2017, 2018)
2015 – Bella Paige – My Girls, 8th Place
2016 – Alexa Curtis – We Are, 5th Place
2017 – Isabella Clarke – Speak Up, 3rd Place
2018 – Jael Wena – Champion, 3rd Place
2019 – Jordan Anthony – We Will Rise, 8th Place
Have your enjoyed Australia’s participation in Junior Eurovision? Which song is your favourite from Australia? Let us know in the comments below!