After finishing second at the 2021 contest in Paris, Poland have confirmed their participation at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022. It will mark Poland’s ninth participation in the contest, and the seventh since their return in 2016.
Polish website Dziennik Eurowizyjny confirmed the news making Poland one of the first countries to announce their participation for this year’s contest. Poland’s selection process for 2022 has not yet been confirmed though, in recent years, their entry has been chosen via Szansa na sukces.
Poland made their debut at the contest in 2003, competing in the first two contests. They placed last in both contests – placing 16th and 17th respectively. 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.
In recent years, Poland have found much more success in the contest, winning twice in 2018 and 2019 with “Anyone I Want to Be” and “Superhero”. TVP organsied and hosted both the 2019 contest (in Gliwice-Silesia) and the 2020 contest (in Warsaw).
Last year, Sara James represented Poland with “Somebody”, placing 2nd with 218 points – just six points behind eventual winners Armenia. Poland finished in second place in both the jury and online voting.
About Junior Eurovision 2022
In December 2021, Armenia won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with “Qami Qami” by Maléna. Following their victory, the EBU confirmed that Armenia will be hosting the 2022 contest next year. Armenia previously hosted the 2011 contest in Yerevan.
10 years ago, Yerevan hosted its first Eurovision event following the victory of Vladimir Arzumanyan, who triumphed with “Mama” at the 2010 contest in Minsk, Belarus.
Over a decade later, the trophy has returned to Armenia following Maléna’s stunning victory. The EBU has now confirmed that they will be working with ARMTV to organise the 20th anniversary edition of Junior Eurovision next year!
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