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TVP interested in hosting Junior Eurovision 2019… but not in Warsaw!

After Poland’s victory at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 tonight, TVP have expressed their interest in hosting next year’s Junior Eurovision. CEO Jacek Kurski has confirmed their interest tonight.

Kraków the front runner?

Kurski spoke about his desire for Poland to host the contest in an interview with Wirtualne Media. He said:

TVP is ready to host the final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. We will of course need the permission from the European Broadcasting Union, but we’re ready and we’ll apply to host.

Jacek Kurski to Wirtualne Media

In case EBU decide to award the honour of hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 to Poland, it’s unlikely that Warsaw will be the host city. According to Jacek Kurski, the only indoor hall of a decent size, Torwar Hall, doesn’t have suitable acoustics to host the event. The biggest venue they have is the Tauron Arena in Kraków. Poland’s second city also has an airport, so they might now be the front runner in case EBU decide to let Poland host. Otherwise, Spodek Arena in Katowice could be a good option.

Proud of internal selection

Jacek Kurski is very proud of Roksana Węgiel’s victory. He is especially glad that TVP decided to change course for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year.  He said:

I’m especially glad we made the decisive choice this year to not organise a national final, but select the winner of The Voice Kids internally. The national final last year was not satisfactory in terms of quality. Roksana’s victory has proven that we made the correct decision this year.

Jacek Kurski on internal selections

13 year old Roksana Węgiel won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest tonight in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. The Polish representative managed to overcome a 69 point difference on the jury voting by topping the online voting convincingly. Her song “Anyone I Want To Be” scored a total of 215 points, beating France’s Angélina into second place.

Would you like to see Poland hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest next year? Let us know!

Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of Eleven years after the start, I'm proud to say that I am now the Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids... And cheering on everything and everyone Greek, pretty much. Pame Ellada!

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