Italy is the latest country to join the Junior Eurovision Song Contest family, making their debut at this year’s competition in Malta.
Italy will take part in the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta, after the paperwork arrived today in Geneva. Italy’s participation will be managed by the Italian television channel RAI Gulp, one of the children and teenager television channels owned and operated by RAI, the Italian national television network.
“It’s wonderful to be able to welcome RAI Gulp to the Junior Eurovision family” said Vladislav Yakovlev, Executive Supervisor of the competition. “Italy and Malta have a special musical friendship – with both Gaia and Federica having taken part in ‘Ti lascio una canzone’, and Gaia also having been in in San Remo Junior – so it seems only natural that Italy should choose to make its Junior Eurovision debut in Malta this November”.
Italy’s debut follows the news brought you last week of Cyprus returning to the junior contest. Preparations in Malta are already well underway for Junior Eurovision 2014, whilst in Geneva the negotiations with participating countries continue.
Malta Eurovision Head of Press