Poland will be hosting this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in the city of Gliwice! As such, they will be going all-out to select their host entry for the contest. It was previously announced that a four-part national final would be used to find their entry. Now, the first show’s hopefuls have been revealed.
The seven singers competing in the first show of Szansa na Sukces have been revealed by Dziennik Eurowizyjny, having apparently leaked on social media following the start of filming on Monday. They are the following:
- Amelia Kurantowicz
- Maciej Golian
- Maja Mazurek
- Nikola Fiedor
- Piotr Klima
- Swietłana Boguska
- Zosia Szuca
The Polish site also alleges that Oliwia Stefanowska, Wiktoria Gabor and Zuzia Janik will be competing in later shows. The show will be broadcast in September, comprising of three casting rounds and a final. Each casting show will put forward two singers for the final. In the final, each contestant will perform a cover of a famous Polish song and an original entry for the contest. The winner will go forward to represent Poland on home soil.
Junior Eurovision 2019
This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the Gliwice Arena, Poland, on the 24th November 2019. It marks the first time Poland will host a music-based Eurovision event! Last year, Roksana Węgiel brought Poland its first Eurovision-adjacent win with “Anyone I Want To Be”.
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Poland in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Poland made their debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest when the contest began in 2003, in Copenhagen, Denmark. After winning the Polish national final for the contest Katarzyna Żurawik represented the nation with the song, “Coś mnie nosi”. Unfortunately, they finished last with just three points. In 2004, Poland came out with exactly the same result, finishing in the last place slot with again, three points.
After two years of poor results and despite TVP signing a 3-year contract with the EBU, Poland decided to withdraw from the contest in 2005. The country did not return to compete again until 2016, despite rumours in 2008 that the broadcaster was considering making a return.
On their return in 2016, Poland sent Olivia Wieczorek with the song “Nie zapomnij”, which finished in 11th place with 60 points. Last year, Rossana Węgiel became the winner of the sixteenth Junior Eurovision Song Contest with “Anyone I Want To Be”. A strong public vote landed her with 215 points to France’s 203 points.
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