RTVE have begun preparations for Junior Eurovision 2023.
RTVE have announced that they have opened up their selection process for the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest, and by doing so, have confirmed their participation in the contest on November 26th.
The first phase of the selection process will be online casting. Those aged between 9 and 14 must fill out this form, and must have parental / guardian consent. They must send in two videos which demonstrate their musical abilities. The deadline for completing this form is Monday 26th June.
Once the application period is over, the second phase of the selection process will begin: face-to-face casting. This will take place with all of the finalists, in Madrid. It is expected to take place at the beginning of July, with the specific dates being commicated to the finalists.
Within 10 days of the face-to-face casting process, the broadcaster is expected to internally select the song in which Spain will participate in Junior Eurovision 2023 with, and which will be assigned to the winner of the selection process.
The song is expected to be recorded, and a music video filmed, in September, in time to send it to the EBU before October 16th, 2023.
The end of an era?
Alongside the confirmation of Spain’s participation in Junior Eurovision 2023, and the start of their selection process, RTVE have also mentioned something of a series of changes coming to the contest this year.
The most notable change they mention is the removal of pre-recorded backing vocals, specifying that all vocals on the Junior Eurovision stage must be carried out live, and that in addition to this, no processor will be allowed for pitch correction.
This has yet to be officially confirmed by the EBU, but if this is true, it will mark the first time in Junior Eurovision history that pre-recorded backing vocals will not be allowed.
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