Madrid will host the next edition of Junior Eurovision: November 16 at the Caja Mágica

Madrid will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest on November 16. The capital of Spain will be the headquarters of this contest that will be held in the Caja Mágica after France’s resignationwhich was the winner of the last edition with Zoé Clauzure and the song Heart. The Spanish Sandra Valero was second with the song Loviu.

Until now it was known that Spain was going to be the host country for Junior Eurovision but the venue was unknown.. Barcelona, ​​Valencia and Malaga were popular in their day, but in the end it was Madrid that was left with the organization of this event which, although it has less relevance than the adult edition, also has its importance in the musical and television context.

Organizing the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be a challenge for RTVE, which will have to demonstrate that it is up to the task of an event of these characteristics.although it has already given a good example of its capacity through the Benidorm Fest, a highly produced show. In the history of Eurovision, in its adult version, Spain has only organized one festival, in 1969, after Massiel’s victory the previous year..

Spain’s organization of Junior Eurovision 2024 will coincide with the celebration of the 20th anniversary of María Isabel’s victory in this contest with Rather dead than simplein 2004. After several participations during those years, RTVE withdrew from the children’s version of Eurovision, but returned to compete in 2019. Since then, the public channel has achieved a good track record and last year it came close to winning with Sandra Valero , which was second with 201 points, only 27 points behind France’s first position.

The capital of Spain, host

The venue that will host Junior Eurovision 2024 will be the Caja Mágica, in collaboration with the Madrid City Council. In total there will be 17 hectares of land with everything ready to celebrate cultural, leisure and sporting events. The complex has several stadiums with mobile covers that allow multiple possibilities to adapt to the event you want to hold. The main building has an area of ​​more than 83,000 square meters.

Ana María Bordas, head of the Spanish delegation at Eurovision, has assured that RTVE is already working to produce Junior Eurovision 2024 and put on a good show designed for a family audience: “We want the young artists and all the delegations to enjoy a fantastic week in Madrid. Spain is a welcoming country and we are waiting for you with open arms. Let’s have fun and enjoy the music. Welcome to Spain!”.

In addition, Bordas thanked all the mayors of the cities that have applied to host Junior Eurovision. Unfortunately, he said, not all venues were available, but we will keep them all in mind for future occasions. “Madrid is a wonderful city with a lot of life, Madrid always welcomes everyone with open arms”has added.

For her part, the interim president of RTVE, Concepción Cascajosa, has shown her commitment with the values ​​of “independence, universality, plurality, diversity, innovation and responsibility that define the public service duties promoted by the European Broadcasting Union”. It is precisely these values, he stressed, that “we want to transmit to young people and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest is a unique platform for this. We are very excited to welcome young artists to Madrid and, I can assure you, that RTVE will do its best to make the event in Spain a success. “More than ever, united by music.”

According to Martin Österdahl, executive supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest: “We are very happy to be going to Madrid 55 years after the capital of Spain hosted the last Eurovision event. We are looking forward to seeing RTVE’s exciting ideas to make this wonderful venue, the Caja Mágica, come to life and to welcome young artists from all over Europe in November.”