As the country’s interest in participation to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest continues to grow, the Icelandic national broadcasting service (RÚV) will be sending a delegation to witness the contest live in Paris come December 19.
In an interview with Eurofestivales, Head of Press for the Icelandic delegation in the Eurovision Song Contest, Rúnar Freyr revealed two staff are to attend the show live and learn the nooks and crannies of the contest production backstage.
“We have been watching the contest last year and have seen great potential. The contest is getting bigger and more popular and we think our audience would like to see how it goes.”
Moreover, it is noted that RÚV will also be broadcasting this year’s contest in delayed airing. Relative to this, Rúnar Freyr affirmed that this will assess the Icelandic viewers’ reception of the contest, citing popularity of singing contests for children in the country.
Apparently, this is a clear show of the country’s interest in participating in the contest in the future. However, he indicated that it is too early to tell if the country will, indeed, participate soon as other factors have to be considered as well.
“It’s too early to tell. At least now, we are very excited to show our audience the competition and we can’t wait to see it.”
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