Poland has selected Alicja Rega to represent the country at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi, Georgia.
At the weekend, Poland held a national final to select their next Junior Eurovision participant. Alicja Rega came out victorious with her song “Mój dom” after receiving the maximum amount of points from both the jury and public televote. Ten artists took part in the national final, these were:
- Tomasz Bao – “Pochodnie”
- Staś Kukulski – “To co żyje w Nas”
- Maya & Marcel – “Tacy Sami”
- WAMWAY – “Jesteś mym marzeniem”
- Natalia Wawrzyńczyk – “Nie jesteś sam”
- ASMki – “Pod prąd”
- Alicja Rega – “Mój dom”
- Dominika Ptak – “Anioły”
- Monika Urbanowicz – “Ogień miłości”
- Urszula Kowalska – “Jestem jaka Jestem”
The winner of the national final was selected by 50% jury vote and 50% public televote. The jury panel was made up of Slywia Lipka (singer and blogger), Natalia Szroeder (singer, composer and songwriter), and Artur Orzech (music journalist). Alicja will now go on to represent Poland at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Sixteen countries will take part in the 15th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year, including returning country Portugal, who haven’t participated since 2007. The contest will take place in the Olympic Palace in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday 26th November 2017 at 16:00 – 18:00 CET. This is the first time Georgia has hosted any Eurovision event. The sixteen countries taking part are:
- FYR Macedonia
- The Netherlands
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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.