A short press conference was held this afternoon about the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015, which will be held in the Arena Armeec in Sofia, Bulgaria on the 21st of November.
"PBS Maltese host broadcaster) really set the bar high in 2014," said Executive Supervisor Vladislav Yakovlev "We are looking forward to a great event in Bulgaria this year as well."
Bulgarian broadcaster Director General Viara Ankova invited the press to visit the competition in November. "As Bulgarians we're really proud to welcome you to our country. Junior Eurovision has been gaining more and more popularity over the last few years. It not only entertains, it also unites and inspires dreams."
The Executive Producer, Joana Levieva Sawyer, also explained some elements of the show this year, and introduced the theme, which has the slogan #discover, although he artwork hasn't been finalised yet. "Young people discover the world and their dreams every day, and with our show we want to create a new world for them that they can discover. We are welcoming the children of Europe to Bulgaria - and in return we'll give them an experience they'll never forget" she said.
"We have an amazing venue, Arena Armeec. It has a capacity of up to 15,000 people, however for the Junior Eurovision the hall will be about 8,000 people. We're sure it will be full! It has everything needed for an event like this" she added.
Some former contestants who have participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest performed for the assembled press. The 2014 winner for Italy, Vincenzo Cantiello, performed part of his winning song, Tu Primo Grande Amore. There was also a performance of Chain Of Lights from Anita Simoncini and Michele Perniola who represented San Marino in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, and were joined by Arianna Ulivi who was part of The Peppermints, which represented San Marino in the contest held in Malta last year.
You can find more information on the 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest on the official website.