Spanish broadcaster RTVE has stated that details of the country’s Junior Eurovision participation will be revealed in September. Whilst it is not entirely certain what this announcement will involve, RTVE have said that “the system for electing the Spanish representative” in the contest will be unveiled.
Since their return to Junior Eurovision in 2019 following a 13 year-long absence, Spain has opted to internally select both their singer and song, and with good results. Melani Garcia brought Spain to 3rd place in 2019 with her opera song “Marte,” and Soleá repeated this success the following year with the up-tempo “Palante.”
However, during their earlier participation in the contest from 2003-2006, the country used the “Eurojunior” national selection to find their song. This approach was equally successful and produced one of the most iconic Junior Eurovision winners in María Isabel’s “Antes Muerta Que Sencilla.”
The 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Paris following the victory of “J’Imagine” by Valentina in 2020. Several other countries are already working towards finalising their entries, such as Germany, the Netherlands and Poland, all of which will have chosen their song by the end of September. Spain will be hoping to keep up their excellent track record in the contest, one which has never seen them finish outside the top 4 on the leaderboard.
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