The Polish national broadcaster has denied that a decision has been taken on the host city of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Following the Director General of the EBU announcing in an interview with TVP that Krakow would host Junior Eurovision 2019, the Polish broadcaster has now issued a statement denying the comments. TVP released a statement;
Talks about the place where Junior Eurovision 2019 will take place are still going on. The city of Krakow is one of several candidates for the host of the event, other cities are also taken into account.
According to the regulations, the decision on choosing the host of the Junior Eurovision 2019 will be made in the coming weeks.
In an interview with TVP Info, Noel Curran said regarding the Junior Eurovision Song Contest that;
This competition is growing year by year in terms of audience and number of participants, but also for quality. This is a very important event. We are constantly wondering how to attract young customers, and here we have a platform through which we can gain millions, and even tens of millions of young recipients all over Europe. This is a fantastic event that will take place in Krakow and I can not wait, I will definitely be there.
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)