The MP for the city of Gliwice has written to the Head of TVP, calling for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 to be held in the city.
Gliwice has become the first city to put itself forward to host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The Member of Parliament for Gliwice Jarosław Gonciarz, has written to president of TVP, Jacek Kurski proposing that his city play host to next years Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
The letter to the President of TVP reads;
The city of Gliwice has a modern, recently built show and sports hall with a total capacity of 17,000 seats. Arena Gliwice is one of the most modern facilities in our country. Its location guarantees free access from anywhere in the country. On behalf of myself and residents, I am asking you to take Gliwice Arena into consideration as a place for organizing the next year’s Eurovision for Children.
Gliwice is located in southern Poland, 25 km away from Katowice. The city is home to just over 180,000 people and is part of the Silesian Metropolis which is home to over 2.7 million people and formed of 14 towns and cities.
TVP has already stated that they wish to host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Roksana Wegiel took the nations first victory in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with “Anyone I Want To Be” on November 25. 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.
Source: Dziennik Eurowizyjny