Slovenia has now ruled out returning to the Eurovision children’s song this year in Yerevan, Armenia.
After speculations earlier this week that Slovenia could return to the Eurovision children’s song for the first time since 2015, RTVSLO has now stated that it will not participate in Yerevan. In an interview for the Slovenian Eurovision website Eurovision, RTVSLO explained:
RTV Slovenia will not participate in the selection of the Children’s Song of Eurovision 2022, as the show is not planned in the Program-Production Plan for 2022.
Slovenia debuted at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Malta and finished 3rd at last year’s competition in Sofia, Bulgaria, where Lina Kuduzović performed “First Love”.
Slovenia was one of the three countries that participated in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, but withdrew from the competition the following year. The other two countries were San Marino and Montenegro.
Junior Eurovision 2022
The children’s competition for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Armenia, after the country’s victory at the 2021 competition in Paris. Armenia won the competition for the second time, for the first time in 2010. To date, the following countries have confirmed their participation or expressed interest:
- The Netherlands
Image source: JuniorEurovision.tv | source: Eurovision
Slovenia made its debut at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2014, when Ula Ložar took 12th place with 29 points with the song Nisi sam (Your Light). It was then announced that the representative of Slovenia at the 2015 competition will be selected through the national Mini EMA selection. Lina Kuduzović with the song “First Love” was chosen to participate in the children’s song of Eurovision 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria. There, with 112 points, she placed third, which is the best Slovenian result in the competition. Nevertheless, the state withdrew from it in 2016.