More details have been revealed regarding Koncert Krajowych Eliminacji Eurowizji Junior 2017, the Polish selection for Junior Eurovision 2017 which will take place on Sunday 1st October.
The 4th Polish entry in Junior Eurovision will be chosen from a field of 10 finalists:
- Tomasz Bao – “Pochodnie” (Flares)
- Staś Kukulski – “To co żyje w Nas” (What Lives in Us)
- Maya&Marcel – “Tacy Sami” (So Are You)
- WAMWAY – “Jesteś mym marzeniem” (You Are My Dream)
- Natalia Wawrzyńczyk – “Nie jesteś sam” (You Are Not Alone)
- ASMki – “Pod prąd” (Upstream)
- Alicja Rega – “Mój dom” (My Home)
- Dominika Ptak – “Anioły” (Angels)
- Monika Urbanowicz – “Płomień miłości” (Flame of Love)
- Urszula Kowalska – “Jestem jaka Jestem” (I Am What I Am)
It has now been revealed that the show will be hosted by Rafał Brzozowski, a popular Polish singer and TV presenter. Notably, Rafał finished second in Krajowe Eliminacje 2017, the Polish national selection for Eurovision 2017. He missed the ticket to Kyiv by three points behind Kasia Moś and Flashlight.
The three professional jurors for the Junior Eurovision selection have also been revealed. They are singer and previous Polish Eurovision national final participant Natalia Szroeder, singer and blogger Sylwia Lipka and journalist and Polish voice of Eurovision, Artur Orzech. The jury’s points will be combined with televoting scores to select the Polish representative for Junior Eurovision 2017 to be held in Tbilisi, Georgia on 26 November.
Poland returned to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2016, after a long 13 year break. The 2016 proved particularly popular for Polish viewers. 2.8 million viewers watched the show in Poland. The Polish entrant in 2016, Olivia Wieczorek, finished in 11th place out of 17 with 60 points, the best result for Poland in the history of Junior Eurovision.
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Poland participated the inaugural edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003. After two consecutive last place finishes, they withdrew from the contest in 2005. After an absence of 13 years, Poland returned to the contest in 2016. Olivia Wieczorek finished 11th in Malta with “Nie zapomnij”, Poland’s best result in the contest to date. 2.2 million people in Poland watched last year’s contest, making up the majority of the total 3.9 million viewing figure.