Artur Orzech has been confirmed as the Polish commentator for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk, Belarus.
TVP has confirmed that Artur Orzech will once again be guiding Polish viewers through the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Artur Orzech has been providing commentary at Junior Eurovision since their return in 2016, and at the Eurovision Song Contest since at every contest Poland has participated in since 1994 excluding 1996 and 1997.
Unlike last year Artur Orzech will not be travelling to commentate on the contest directly from the venue. Due to issues with the quality of commentary from Tbilisi, Georgia in 2017, Artur Orzech will be providing commentary from the TVP Studios in Warsaw.
Last year just three nations sent commentators to Junior Eurovision to directly commentate from the arena. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be aired on TVP ABC, TVP HD and TVP Polonia.
Who is Roksana Wegiel?
Thirteen-year-old Roksana Węgiel was born on 11th January 2005 in Jasło, Poland. The young singer rose to fame after winning the first season of The Voice Kids Poland earlier this year, and has since released two singles, titled “Zyj” and “I Promise”. Alongside singing, her favourite hobbies include acrobatics, ballroom dancing, hip-hop and judo.
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!”
Source: Dziennik Eurowizyjny
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”. 2.2 million people in Poland watched the 2016 contest, making up the majority of the total 3.9 million viewing figure.