TVP will hold a bidding process to select the host city of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Poland.
The Head of TVP has stated that the broadcaster is to hold a bidding process to determine the host city of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. According to Jacek Kurski, the broadcaster will look to see which city creates the best bid for the competition and then decide on where next years competition will be held.
According a TVP report cities that are likely to bid for the competition include; Katowice, Krakow , Gliwice, Szczecin and Gdansk. Of the five cities listed Gliwice’s MP has already stated that he wishes to see the competition hosted in the city, the remaining four cities have not yet made a public statement.
It has previously been reported that the capital of Poland, Warsaw is unlikely to place a bid to be the host city due to insufficient facilities within the city for such an event. This would make it the first time since 2014 where the contest was not held in the host country’s capital city. The last time this was the case was back when Malta hosted the show in the town of Marsa. Although back then the show was simply branded as “Malta 2014” with emphasis placed on the entire island of Malta being the host island rather than mention of the specific town.
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