The spokesperson for Malta at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 has been selected from the Polish diaspora living in Malta.
Unlike other countries Poland has opted to select their spokesperson for tomorrow’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest from their diaspora. TVP held a contest in Malta to select their spokesperson for the contest, in the end Nicolette was selected to read out the points of the Polish Kids jury at Junior Eurovision 2016.
Poland is one of 17 countries competing in this years contest. They are returning to the show this year having last participate 12 years ago in 2004. Poland are being represented by Olivia Weiczorek with the song “Nie zapomnij”. Olivia told Eurovoix.com that her song is about:
Not to forget about people in our era of internet, smartphones to still have that interaction, connection, time to spend together. It means a lot to me.
She added that her aim going into the contest is:
To show myself and my song best. Do as much as I can for my country to be proud of me.
The commentator for Poland is Artur Orzech, Mr Orzech has commentated on the Eurovision Song Contest at every contest that Poland has participated in excluding 1995 and 1996. This will be the first time that he has commentated on the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
A total of 17 countries are set to compete in the 14th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this November in Malta. Returning to the contest this year is Cyprus, Israel and Poland. Cyprus last competed in 2014, while Israel made their only appearance to date in 2012. Poland is returning to the contest after 12 years away.
The final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 takes place on Sunday, November 20 at the Mediterranean Conference Center in Valletta, Malta. This year’s contest is open to singers aged between 9 and 14 years old.
Source: Piotr Rubik