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Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2024 to take place in Madrid in November

10 May 2024
This is an aerial photo of the city of Madrid in Spain

The EBU and The Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española (RTVE) are excited to announce that Madrid will be the official Host City for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC).

RTVE will organize the 22nd edition of the contest at the Caja Mágica in Madrid on Saturday 16 November 2024. The deadline for submitting songs will open on 14 May.

Spain accepted the invitation to host following Sandra Valero's second-place finish at Nice 2023 with her song "Loviu." The previous edition of JESC, organized by France Télévisions, reached 27 million viewers across the continent.

Last year’s winner was France’s Zoé Clauzure with “Coeur” (Heart), giving France their second consecutive win and its 3rd overall – equalling the Contest record set by Georgia in 2016.

JESC 2024 in Madrid holds particular significance as Spain commemorates the 20th anniversary of María Isabel's competition victory with "Antes Muerta Que Sencilla."

Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision Song Contest, said: “We’re very excited to be heading to Madrid 55 years after the Spanish capital hosted its last Eurovision event. We are looking forward to seeing RTVE’s exciting ideas to make this wonderful venue come alive, and to welcoming young artists from across Europe to Caja Mágica in November.”

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