Poland have launched their search for their Junior Eurovision 2017 spokesperson.
Polish broadcaster TVP have launched a competition to select their spokesperson for Junior Eurovision 2017. To participate, TVP asks that the person will be under the age of 16 on the day of the contest (26th November), and that they can travel to Tbilisi for the 24th-26th November. To enter the contest, the participant should record a minute long video in which they speak English about any topic related to Junior Eurovision.
The duties of the spokesperson will be presenting the results of the Polish jury. This is the same with all other participating countries. Many countries tend to use past participants to announce their votes. For example in 2016, Russia sent their 2015 participant Misha Smirnov to announce their votes.
This year Alicja Rega will represent Poland at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Alicja participated in the Polish national final, and came out on top 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 competition, and the winner was selected by 50% jury vote and 50% public televote.
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.