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. The full line-up for each of the heats was later confirmed.
Szansa na Sukces 2019, the selection comprising of three casting rounds and a final, began earlier this month. The final will be broadcast on September 29th. Each casting show 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.
Heat one, which aired on September 8th on TVP2, saw Nikola Fiedor proceed to the final. The second heat then saw Wiktoria Gabor proceed to the final. Now, following the airing of heat three, we now have the line up for 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 – finalist
- 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 – finalist
- 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
That means that the final three, and the contenders to be the host entrant for Junior Eurovision 2019, are:
- Nikola Fiedor
- Wiktoria Gabor
- Gabriela Katzer
Junior Eurovision 2019
This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the Gliwice Arena, Poland, on the 24th November 2019. Excitingly, 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”. Roksana has since been announced to be hosting the contest, along with Ida Nowakowska and Aleksander Sikora.
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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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