Poland have confirmed their participation in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi, Georgia.
TVP have confirmed that Poland will take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Last year, 2.2 million Polish people watched the 2016 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, making up the majority of the total 3.9 million viewing figure. It is unknown at this time whether they will use the national final format, or opt for an internal selection.
Poland returned to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2016, after a long 13 year break. They organised a televised national final, in which Olivia Wiczorek came out on top with her song “Nie Zapomnij”. At the contest in Malta, Poland ended in 11th place with 60 points, their best result to date.
The 15th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest later this year in Tbilisi, Georgia. The contest is to be held at the Tbilisi Sports Palace on November 26. It is the first time that the three-time winners of the contest have hosted Junior Eurovision.
Changes have been made to the rules of this years contest. The amount of a song that can be performed in English has been increased to 40% of the lyrics. While the number of voices on the backing track has been increased from five to six singers.
To date the following countries have confirmed their participation in Junior Eurovision 2017:
So far Armenia, Malta, and Russia have chosen their representatives of Misha, Gianluca Cilia, and Polina Bogusevich respectively. Belarus are the next country to choose their entrant, with their selection show coming up at the end of August. In September Albania and The Netherlands will choose their entries. We are yet to hear from Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Israel, who all took part in last year’s contest.