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Italy joins Junior Eurovision!

We are thrilled to confirm that Italy will take part in the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, after the paperwork arrived today in Geneva. Italy’s participation will be managed by RAI Gulp, one of the children’s channels of national broadcaster RAI.

“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 we brought you last week of Cyprus retuning to the competition. Preparations in Malta are already well underway for Junior Eurovision 2014, whilst in Geneva the negotiations with participating countries continue.