The final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is set to be broadcast on TVP2, returning the channel for the first time since 2004.
Polish national broadcaster, TVP has confirmed that the final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is set to move channels. The contest had been broadcast on TVP1 last year, however due to Ski Jumping World Cup in Kuusamo, Finland, Junior Eurovision will move to TVP2. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest was last broadcast on the second channel of TVP in 2004.
Poland are set to be represented by Alicja Rega in Tbilisi, Georgia with the song “Mój dom”. 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.
Last year a total of 2.2 million viewers tuned into TVP1 to watch the final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The Polish audience made up over half of the viewers tuned into the final across Europe, with total viewing figures of 3.9 million across all of the participating countries.
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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.