During Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light, the hosts managed to speak with Junior Eurovision 2019 winner ‘Viki Gabor’. During their conversation, the reigning champion has revealed the logo and the slogan of this year’s contest which is #MoveTheWorld / #RuszŚwiatem.
As with the current events happening in the world, the slogan honours the collective power we hold together.
Junior Eurovision 2020 Host City Confirmed
As with the reveal of the logo and slogan, it’s been confirmed that Warsaw, the capital city of Poland, will be hosting the 2020 edition of the contest. The contest will take place on Sunday, the 29th November.
The new Executive Supervisor to the EBU Martin Österdahl, had the following to say in regards to the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest:
I couldn’t be more excited to be working with the incredible team at TVP on my first Junior Eurovision Song Contest. They have the skills, creativity and enthusiasm to produce a fantastic show. It’s never been more important to recognize the power of young people to “Move The World” and I’m looking forward to seeing all the talented singers perform later this year.Martin Österdahl on the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
As COVID-19 continues to effect plans for music events such as the Junior Eurovision, the following message was mentioned in regards to this year’s contest.
“Developments surrounding COVID-19 will clearly affect planning in the coming months for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
In an ever-changing and challenging environment, the EBU will, therefore, work with TVP and its other Members to ensure the continuity of the event in a number of different scenarios.”
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest team have set up an FAQ page, which you can see right here.
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, Roksana 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.
In 2019, Viki Gabor won the contest with the song “Superhero”. She scored a total of 278 points, 51 points ahead of second place Kazakhstan. Poland received over 550,000 votes in the online vote, over 200,000 votes ahead of Spain.
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