The CEO of TVP has stated that it is unlikely that Warsaw will be the venue for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
In an interview with Wirtualnemedia, Jacek Kurski of TVP said that while it is too early to state which city should host Junior Eurovision 2019, that Warsaw would be unlikely to host. Mr Kurski stated that;
It is too early to speculate which city we will report in the application. The weakness of Warsaw is the lack of a professional sports and entertainment hall. Torwar has poor acoustics and is usually suitable for such a show
The Arena COS Torwar was constructed in 1953 and can hold over 5,000 people within it. It is the only indoor arena in the Polish capital and is only the 17th largest indoor arena in Poland. As a result it appears likely that the contest would be held in the likes of Krakow, Lodz, Gdansk or Katowice, all of which have arena facilities with seating for over 10,000 people.
Jacek Kurski the Head of TVP has stated in the same interview that the broadcaster wants to host the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The confirmation of interest comes just hours after Roksana Wegiel took the nations first victory in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with “Anyone I Want To Be”. Mr Kurski stated;
Telewizja Polska will be ready to organize the final of Junior Eurovision 2019. Of course, this requires the consent of the European Broadcasting Union. We are ready and we will apply to EBU. It is too early to speculate which city we will report in the application.
Roksana Węgiel from Poland who won with the song “Anyone I Want to Be”. She scored a total of 215 points beating runner up France by a total of 12 points. Poland came 7th in the jury vote with 79 points, but topped the online vote with 136 points.