The Polish participation for the JESC has been confirmed by its public broadcaster TVP. It is unknown whether Poland will select its entry to this year’s contest internally or opt for a national final. Last year Poland held a national final, Krajowe Eliminacje, to select their representative.
Poland in Junior Eurovision
Poland made their debut at the first ever Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 with Katarzyna Żurawik and her song “Coś mnie nosi”. Unfortunately, she placed last with only 3 points, followed by KWADro the following year ending second to last. Due to low placings and supposedly lack of interest for the Junior competition, Poland decided to withdraw from JESC and remained absent until their return until 2016. Last year, Olivia Wieczorek secured an 11th place for Poland with “Nie Zapomnij” making it the best Polish result to date at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia on November 26th. This is the first time Georgia gets to host the contest, despite having won three times.
So far, 14 countries have confirmed that they will take part in next year’s Junior Eurovision, and 3 countries have already selected their participant. No countries have confirmed withdrawal yet, nor have any countries confirmed that they are returning to the contest.
UPDATE: 7PM – National final details released
Poland will hold their national final Krajowe Eliminacje for JESC, on October 1st. Deadline for song submission is September 11th with castings due on September 15th.
The winner will be chosen by Public vote and national jury.
Watch Olivia’s performance from last year here:
Are you looking forward to Krajowe Eliminacje? What did you think of Olivia’s entry from last year? Tell us in the comments below!