Bulgaria: BNT will not return to Junior Eurovision in 2021

Bulgaria: BNT will not return to Junior Eurovision in 2021
Wednesday, 28 April 2021

  • The Bulgarian national broadcaster, BNT,  has confirmed through a post on Twitter that they will not take part in Junior Eurovision 2021 next November  in France.

    According to BNT's confirmation, the country will not be returning in 2021 to the children's contest. The Bulgarian broadcaster didn't explain the reason for such decision.
    However, if we take in mind last year's statement which talked about financial issues and the need to secure the necessary financial back up for a return, indicates that nothing has changed since then that will allow the Balkan country to make a comeback feasible. 
    Bulgaria in Junior Eurovision 

    Bulgaria has entered the Junior Eurovision Song Contest six times, first entering in 2007. Bulgaria's first entry was Bon-Bon with "Bonbolandiya", which finished 7th at the 2007 contest in Rotterdam. Their second entry was Krestiana Kresteva with "Edna mechta", which finished 15th and last at the 2008 contest. The Bulgarian broadcaster BNT withdrew from the 2009 contest, and Bulgaria did not compete in the contest in Kiev or at the 2010 edition in Minsk. Bulgaria returned for the 2011 contest in Yerevan, then they took a break from the 2012 and the 2013 contests.

    Bulgaria returned for the 2014 edition in Malta, earning their best ever result in a Eurovision competition when Krisia, Hasan & Ibrahim placed second performing "Planet of the Children". In 2015 the country hosted the competition in Sofia while next year  Lidia Ganeva represented the nation in Valetta. This was the last to see of the country in the contest up to date. 

    News Source:  Bg_eurovision/ Eurofestivales

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