The EBU Reference Group have met in the host country of the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
The Reference Group of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) met in Warsaw, Poland yesterday to discuss this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Members from across Europe participated in the meeting, including:
- Jon Ola Sand (EBU)
- David Tserunyan (Head of Delegation – Armenia)
- Olga Salamakha (Executive Producer of Junior Eurovision 2018)
- Steven Clerima (Head of Delegation – France)
- Natia Mshvenieradze (Head of Delegation – Georgia)
- Nicola Caligiore (Head of Delegation – Italy)
- Anja Zegwaard (Head of Delegation – Netherlands)
- Ekaterina Orlov (Head of Delegation – Russia)
- Charles Dalli (Head of Delegation – Malta)
- Gordon Bonello (Reported to be the main director of Junior Eurovision 2019)
- Marta Piekarska (Head of Delegation – Poland)
Reportedly the meeting was used to discuss the host city, contest graphics, logos and the date. It had been noted that all information regarding the contest will be revealed through junioreurovision.tv as opposed to the host country’s broadcaster website, TVP Information Centre.
To date, six countries have expressed their interest in participating in the contest:
Although they have not yet confirmed, it is expected that these countries will confirm this year due to their attendance at the Reference Group meeting:
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Poland this year following the victory of Roksana Wegiel at the 2018 contest in Minsk, Belarus. With her song “Anyone I Want To Be”, she finished 1st with 215 points.