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Poland: Date for Szansa na Sukces 2019 final and more contestants are revealed

The Polish host entry will be selected on September 29th

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. A few weeks ago, the first show’s hopefuls were revealed. Now, alongside the date for the final, some more speculated names for the heats have emerged.

Szansa na Sukces 2019, the selection comprising of three casting rounds and a final, begins next month. The final will be broadcast on September 29th. 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.

Dziennik Eurowizyjny, with the help of various social media users, have put together the names of the speculated participants. These are based on images and information arranging from the pre-recorded heats that have taken place. They do not reveal who have advanced to the final.

Heat one (8th September):

1. Swietłana Boguska – participant The Voice Kids 1
2. Zosia Szuca
3. Amelia Kurantowicz
4. Maja Mazurek
5. Maciej Golian
6. Piotr Klima
7. Nikola Fiedor

Heat two (15th September):

1. Zuzia Janik – participant The Voice Kids 1
2. Oliwia Stefanowska 
3. Wiktoria “Viki” Gabor – one of runner-up The Voice Kids 2
4. Marianna Józefina Piątkowska
5. Oliwia Kopiec – participant The Voice Kids 1
6. Maks Wysocki
7. TBC

Heat three (22nd September):

1. Eryk Waszczuk – participant The Voice Kids 1
2. Natasza Sieradzka – participant The Voice Kids 1
3. Anna Chwałczyńska
4. TBC
5. TBC
6. TBC
7. TBC

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”

The following nineteen countries have confirmed their participation:

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.

Will you be watching Szansa na Sukces? Are you excited for Poland to host their first Eurovision contest? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates!

Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

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