TVP the national broadcaster of Poland has made an open call for songs to compete in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
Poland are returning to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year having last competed in the contest in 2004. Those interested in representing Poland at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 have until September 20 to submit their songs to TVP at the following email address:
Poland will hold the final of their selection process “Krajowe Eliminacje do Konkursu Eurowizja Junior” on October 15. The winner of the selection will be decided by both televoting and jury voting and will go on to represent Poland in Malta.
Poland was one of the original sixteen countries to take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest when it was first held in 2003. The country however faired badly in the first contest, finishing last scoring 3 points from Belarus only. The country again participated in 2004 where they were represented by KWADro, they finished last again with just 3 points, 2 points from France and 1 point from Belarus.
To date 14 countries have confirmed their participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, with Poland and Cyprus returning to the contest this year. Three countries have decided to withdraw from this years contest in Malta, they are; Montenegro, San Marino and Slovenia. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 is being held on November 20.