Gliwice-Silesia 2019

Details of Junior Eurovision 2019 opening ceremony revealed

Share the Joy and share...the event with another city - Katowice

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 now just a couple of weeks away! Even with all 19 entries out in the world, there are still plenty of details to emerge. Polish site Dziennik Eurowizyjny have revealed details of the opening ceremony.

According to Dziennik Eurowizyjny, the opening ceremony for the contest will take place at the Silesian Theatre in Katowice on November 18th. Notably, it is the largest theatre in the region of Silesia and is over 100 years old. You may also note that it is not in the city of Gliwice (which is where the contest itself is being held). However, the two cities are a mere 30km away from each other. Further, it is understood that the delegations are staying in the city of Katowice, which is a much larger city than Gliwice itself.

Also, the ceremony will take place at 16.00 CET, and will be broadcast live from Although previous ceremonies have been broadcast on TV also (in this case, TVP), this has not yet been confirmed.

Regardless, we can only hope that the ceremony brings as many iconic moments as the proceedings for Tel Aviv earlier this year!

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.

The following nineteen countries have confirmed their participation, and all have now revealed their entries!

Like last year, online voting will return for the 2019 contest. From Friday 22nd November, fans will have around 48 hours to watch clips of the performances and vote based on these. After watching these previews, you can vote for a minimum of three, and a maximum of five songs. Much like last year, fans from participating countries can vote for their own country. Voting of round 1 will close before the contest begins on Sunday 24th November. Round 2 of voting will open once all the acts have performed at the final itself.

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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