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. Over the past few weeks, more details of the selection have emerged, such as the dates and some of the contestants. Now, the full list of contestants has been revealed by Dziennik Eurowizyjny.
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 a singer 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.
Having previously revealed most of the contestants using information from social media, Dziennik Eurowizyjny have now released the full list of participants alongside the songs they will be singing. Heat one, which aired yesterday on TVP2, saw Nikola Fiedor proceed to the final.
Heat one (8th September):
- Swietłana Boguska – Laleczka z saskiej porcelany
- Nikola Fiedor – Od rana mam dobry humor – finalist
- Piotr Klima – A ja wolę moją mamę
- Zosia Szuca – Najpiękniejsza w klasie
- Amelia Kurantowicz – Margarita
- Maja Mazurek – Wszystkie dzieci nasze są
- Maciej Golian – Na raz, na dwa
Heat two (15th September):
- Maksymilian Wysocki – Buena
- Marianna Józefina Piątkowska – Do nieba
- Wiktoria Gabor – You may be in love
- Oliwia Kopiec – To Ty
- Krzysztof Kwaśny – Czas nie będzie czekał
- Oliwia Stefanowska – Zapamiętaj
- Zuzia Janik – Kochamy siebie
Heat three (22nd September):
- Gabriela Katzer – Panorama Tatr
- Anna Chwałczyńska – Ocean wspomnień
- Eryk Waszczuk – O-la-la
- Karolina Bajer – Maxi singiel
- Adam Bartkiewicz – Nasz Disneyland
- Natasza Sieradzka – Pocztówka z wakacji
- Zosia Kwaśna – Naj – story
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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