TVP, the Polish national broadcaster, has opened the application window for Szansa na Sukces Eurowizja Junior 2020.
The casting for Szansa na Sukces Eurowizja Junior 2020 will take place online. Applicants must be between 9 and 14 years of age and must send in a video of them singing two songs in Polish. Applications must be sent to the firstname.lastname@example.org and should also include the applicant’s name, date of birth, place of residence and contact number of an adult. The closing date for applications is July 12.
Although TVP have not stated the format of the 2020 edition, it is expected to follow last year’s format. 21 artists competed over three heats in September. In each heat, the contestants had to sing cover versions of a selected artist. An in-studio jury would choose one artist from each heat to advance to the final. In the final, the contestants performed original songs that would serve as their Junior Eurovision entry.
Szansa na Sukces – Eurowizja Junior 2019 saw Viki Gabor selected as the winner. She went on to win the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on home ground in Gliwice, making Poland the first country in Junior Eurovision history to win consecutive contests and the first host country to win.
Junior Eurovision 2020
Junior Eurovision 2020 is to be held on November 29 in the Polish capital of Warsaw. The competition is being hosted by the Polish public broadcaster TVP, after Viki Gabor took victory with the song “Superhero”. The show will be staged in a TV studio facility in Warsaw, not a large arena as has been seen in previous years.
To date, the following countries have confirmed participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Poland:
Image source: EBU/ Source: Szansa na Sukces
Poland in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Poland participated in the first Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003. After two consecutive last place finishes, they withdrew from the contest and did not return until 2016. From there on, Poland’s fortunes in the contest reversed resulting in Roksana Węgiel winning in 2018 with “Anyone I Want to Be”. In 2019, the contest was hosted in the Polish city of Gliwice. Viki Gabor won on home ground with “Superhero”, giving Poland a second consecutive victory.