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Poland: Junior Eurovision 2018 Participation Confirmed

Poland will be taking part in the 2018 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

It has been revealed that Poland plans on participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 as TVP have revealed their program plans for next year. Their next representative will be decided next October, according to the document.

Alicja Rega represented Poland at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. With her song “Mój Dom” (My Home), she finished in 8th place with 138 points, their best entry to date. Alicja received 12 points from Ireland in the voting.

Last year, Poland returned to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest after a 12-year absence and made up the majority of the total viewing figure for the 2016 contest.

Most recently, Poland took part in Eurovision Young Dancers a few weeks ago, where they went on to win the competition for the second time in a row.

The 2018 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Minsk, Belarus after the country won the bidding process before the 2017 contest even began. Olga Salamankha explained that Belarus was selected as the host for next years contest over other bids due to their long-term commitment to the competition. Belarus is one of a handful of countries to consistently hold a televised selection process to select their participants. Furthermore, the stability of Belarus as a nation was cited as a factor.

The first time Belarus held a Eurovision event was at the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, where it was held in Minsk Arena.

To date the following countries have confirmed their participation in the contest:

  • Belarus – Host nation
  • Georgia
  • The Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal

Source: TVP

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.

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