The official website of the Eurovision Song Contest
Poli Genova will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015
Celebrate DiversityKyiv, Ukraine
9, 11 & 13 May 2017
Tune in live at 21:00 CEST
Eurovision Song Contest
Official partner
Visa

Junior Eurovision gets underway in Sofia


Contributors
Paul Jordan
Paul Jordan
Posted 18 November, 2015, 11:32

Bulgaria is gearing up to host the 13th Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the first time the country has staged a Eurovision event. The show will be broadcast live from the Arena Armeec, Sofia, on Saturday 21st November and will be presented by Poli Genova, who represented Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011.

17 countries will battle it out to win the 13th Junior Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday. Two countries, Ireland and Australia, are making their respective debuts bringing the total number of participants this year to 17, the highest number since 2007.
Australia, which finished in 5th place in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, has broadcast the Junior Eurovision Song Contest since it began in 2003. Ireland, which has won the Eurovision Song Contest a record-breaking 7 times, have entered a song in Irish. Ireland last participated in the Eurovision Song Contest with an Irish language entry in 1972.  
The theme for the contest this year is #Discover and the participants will perform a theme song of the same title during the show on Saturday night. Fans of the Eurovision Song Contest will undoubtedly be watching out for this year's host, Poli Genova who represented Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with her song Na inat.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast live at 19:30 CET and will also be streamed live on the official website. You can also keep up to date with all the action on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat (jescofficial)
Contributors
Paul Jordan
Paul Jordan
Tags
BulgarianewsJunior Eurovision 2015Poli GenovaSofia#discover
Share this story

Comments

About this image
Poli Genova will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 © BNT/EBU
Official partnerVisa
Official partnerJacobs
Official lighting partnerOsram
Official sponsorLvivske
Official partnerThe Native
Eurovision, operated by EBU
© European Broadcasting Union 2002-2017.All rights reserved. Website by Scrn.