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¡Bienvenido España! Spain returns to the contest after 13 years

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After 13 years of absence, Spain returns to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest! Spanish broadcaster RTVE confirmed their participation for the contest in Poland and will 'share the joy' together with the other participating countries, which will be announced soon.

RTVE announced the news on their official website. RTVE's Head of International Projects Ana Maria Bordas said: “RTVE is very happy to be back in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. We have a great record in the competition and we will work hard to maintain our past results.”

Spain has an outstanding track record in their short Junior Eurovision Song Contest history with one win, two second places and a fourth place. Their participation began at the inaugural edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 when the event took place in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The first Spanish representative was Sergio, who finished second with his song Desde El Cielo. He received 125 points, only nine points less than the very first winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest: Dino Jelusić.

One year later, Spain won the Junior Eurovision Trophy when María Isabel took Antes Muerta Que Sencilla to 1st place. She set the record for most amount of points (171) which was not broken until 2015, when Destiny Chukunyere won on behalf of Malta with 185 points.

In 2005 Spain participated again. Antonio José travelled to Hasselt in Belgium to perform his song Te Traigo Flores. He reached second place, right after Ksenia Sitnik from Belarus.

Spain's last participation to date was in 2006, when Dani represented his country with the song Te Doy Mi Voz. He reached fourth place receiving 90 points.

We can't wait to see what they bring to the stage this year, when the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Gliwice-Silesia on the 24th of November. The full list of participating countries will be announced soon!

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