This time last year, we already knew that we would be descending on Minsk for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, however we can’t say the same for already knowing the location for next year’s Contest.
As you may have already seen HERE earlier, Jon Ola Sand has been answering questions during an online press conference. The question surrounding next year’s host city for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola revealed we should know by the end of the year. He carried on to say:
“Regarding the country that will host Junior Eurovision 2019, the decision has not yet been made. But we will consider the possibility that the winner of this year will hold the competition in their own country. However, it should be noted that many countries want to host this competition, they see what is happening in Belarus, and would like to arrange a competition of the same scale.”
While UA:PBC confirmed to Eurovoix that they would not be bidding for the 2019 Contest, Eurovision Ireland understands that only Armenia are considering bidding, as long as there are rule changes and maybe even format changes. Also, no other country are currently interested in hosting the Contest at present – will the EBU have a job on their hands?
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovoix and Eurovision Ireland