Jacek Kurski the President of TVP has outlined in an interview what he is looking for in the host city of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
In an interview with Wirtualnemedia.pl, Jacek Kurksi the President of TVP has spoken about the selection process for the host city of Junior Eurovision 2019. Mr Kurski explained that above all, the cost of the proposed bids will be the ultimate factor, explaining;
The Specification of Conditions will be presented, taking into account primarily the quality of the hall, its availability – it must be available a month before the Eurovision to prepare it for this event, and the budget that the city will submit for financial installation with TVP to enter the co-organization of this event. I do not hide that we are conducting television very economically, it will be an important criterion for us.
The contest according to Mr Kurski is a brilliant opportunity for cities across Poland. He hopes that the likes of Szczecin, Warsaw, Krakow, Gdańsk, Łódź, Gliwice, Katowice will be among the cities to bid. Regarding the question of whether Warsaw can host the contest;
There are many cities that have good halls. Unfortunately, Warsaw is not a favorite – Torwar is a bit rough and unsatisfactory acoustically … Other Polish cities have much better halls than Warsaw. We will have something to ponder on. On the other hand, it happened only four times that a city that was not the capital, organized a party, so it would also be exceptional
The 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Poland. Poland is hosting the contest thanks to Roksana Węgiel 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.
To date the following nations have expressed an interest in participating in the 2019 contest:
- Poland (Host nation)