Following Viki Gabor’s victory in Gliwice-Silesia, it has been confirmed that Polish broadcasters TVP will be hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the second year in a row.
Although the date of the contest and the exact location have yet to be determined, this confirmed news marks the first time in the history of the contest where one country has hosted twice in a row.
Upon this news, Jon Ola Sand who is Head of Live Events at the EBU said:
We are delighted that TVP will be making history once again by hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2020. Last year’s event in Gliwice set a new benchmark for the competition. The stunning production brought the Contest to a new level and we are so happy to be working with the talented team at TVP again this year.
Jacek Kurski, President of TVP added:
Polish Television is honoured to once again embark on this wonderful adventure and to organize this global event. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is also important because it gives young performers a platform to show their great talent to audiences all over Europe. I am proud that TVP can contribute to their success.
Poland becomes the 5th country to host the contest twice, following The Netherlands, Belarus, Malta and Ukraine. From 2014 onwards (except for 2018) the winning country of the previous contest has been awarded first refusal for hosting the following contest, so far only Italy has declined to host following their win in 2014.
Viki Gabor won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 for Poland on home soil with the song “Superhero” earning 278 points. This is the highest score ever achieved at the contest.