Roksana Wegiel will represent Poland at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk, Belarus.
Polish broadcaster TVP has revealed that they have internally selected thirteen year old Roksana Wegiel to represent her country in Minsk. This is the first time the country has internally selected their entrant, as in previous years they held national selections. It has been reported that the low results of both 2016 and 2017 Polish entries led to this change.
Roksana is known for winning the first series of The Voice Kids in Poland, and has said this about her achievements:
“Winning The Voice Kids was an honour and a dream come true, but representing my country at Junior Eurovision is an actual honour. Dreaming and fighting for your dreams is worthy. Thanks for believing in me!”
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 the 2016 contest, making up the majority of the total 3.9 million viewing figure.