Alicja Rega has been busy meeting her fans in the Polish town of Rzeszów.
On Saturday 4th of November, Alicja Rega met with her fans in Rzeszów, Poland. The meet-up was organised by Centrum Sztuki Wokalnej, dziennik-eurowizyjny.blog.pl, and eurowizja.org, and saw a crowd consisting of children and adults wishing Alicja good luck at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Alicja was joined by her JESC team at the meet-up, which included her mum Elżbieta Rega, her vocal coach and mentor Anna Czenczek, and her four backing vocalists Adam Szczypień, Patrycja Jurek, Klaudia Zarzycka, and Adrian Grądziel. Klaudia had mentioned that they all “fit together very well and get on well with each other and that’s why the whole cooperation went so well”. The four backing singers won’t be performing on stage with Alicja as their vocals have been recorded onto the backing track, but they have all expressed their interest in representing Poland at the contest one day.
In an interview, Elżbieta Rega said:
I am very happy that Alicja will be representing Poland at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. I truly believe in her and I know that she will do her best in order to represent herself and whole Poland!
Vocal coach and mentor, Anna Czenczek, said:
This is a process of my life and my work. I am an international juror, we take part in lots of music festivals in Poland and abroad. This is how an idea to send in a song to the Polish National Final was born.
Upon questioning regarding Alicja’s performance in Tbilisi, Anna didn’t want to reveal too many details, but it was said that Alicja will wear a beautiful dress and the performance will look professional. It was also revealed that an English version of “Mój Dom” was recorded, but it is unknown whether Alicja will sing a bilingual version on the Junior Eurovision stage.
Alicja said that she feels ready for the competition, and practices all the time so that she is prepared. She also commented on how she loves the stage design.
At the meet-up, Alicja and her backing singers prepared a small surprise and sang “Mój Dom” live. In return, Alicja’s fans prepared a surprise when Alicja and her team were being interviewed inside, as when they returned the crowd held up European flags. Upon seeing this, Alicja was shocked and grateful. She took many pictures with all of her fans and gave out autographs.
Alicja Rega will represent Poland at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest with her song “Mój Dom”. Listen to the song below:
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.