Belgium announced they country is withdrawing from the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013. The news emerged on showbizzsite.be and seems to be confirmed now.
Today the breaking news came out that Belgium is withdrawing from Junior Eurovisionsongtest! Belgium took part from the very first edition alternative represented by VRT (flemisch) and RTBF (french) candidates, later on only by the flemish part of the country.
It was said by VRT official that they want to keep on making a show for young new singers but without the international eurovision link. Thats why they will make a show ‘Wie wordt Junior 2013?’ (Who becomes Junior 2013) and focus more on the guidance, performances etc.
The decision by VRT (through their childrens channel KETNET) to withdraw is another bad sign for EBU and it could be demanded what the Netherlands might do now as they will not get the usual 12 points anymore from their neighbouring country.