The second edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will not be organised in Manchester, United Kingdom. British commercial broadcaster ITV abandoned the plans. The European Broadcasting Union is currently discussing the matter
ITV, the British commercial broadcaster who would organise the second edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Manchester suddenly abandoned all plans. The reason why is unknown yet.
A new host country will thus have to be chosen. The European Broadcasting Union has not yet made a decision. Croatia, the winner of the 2003 Junior Eurovision Sog Contest could be the substitute host but all possibilities are still open.
Aline Ingwersen, press representative of the EBU, said to esctoday.com: “We are currently discussing the matter concerning the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year, but no decision has been made yet!”
The 2005 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be organised in Belgium by Flemish broadcaster VRT and Walloon broadcaster RTBF.