Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019

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Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019
JESC 2019 Poland Logo.svg
Dates
FinalNovember 2019
Host
VenueTBA, Poland
Executive supervisorJon Ola Sand
Host broadcasterTelewizja Polska (TVP)
Participants
Number of entries7 (to date)
Vote
Voting systemEach country's public & jury award 12, 10, 8–1 points to their top 10 songs. International viewers vote for 3-5 songs, and votes are converted to points by proportional representation.

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be the seventeenth annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest. It will be held in Poland following their victory at the 2018 contest in Minsk, Belarus with the song "Anyone I Want to Be" by Roksana Węgiel.

As of 12 December 2018, seven countries have expressed their intention to participate in the contest.

Location[edit]

Bidding phase and host city selection[edit]

Location of the candidate cities (red)

Prior to Poland's confirmation, two other countries announced their intentions to host the event. These bids were from Armenia and Kazakhstan.[1]

This will be the first time since the 2014 contest that the event is not hosted by a country's capital, as Warsaw does not have a suitable venue to host an event of this size.[2]

If the Kazakh proposal had been accepted, the Kazakh broadcaster Khabar Agency said it would move the contest to October 2019 due to possible adverse weather conditions in the Kazakh capital, Astana, around the original dates of the contest. Ιt would also be the first time that an associate member has been chosen to host a EBU flagship event.[3] However, for this to happen, the general rules of the competition would have to be changed, because like the adult competition, the competition cannot be held in a non-full member state of the EBU. For instance, this rule does not allow the competition to be held in Australia if the country wins, although they became an effective participant in 2016.[4]

On 10 December 2018, it was confirmed by the EBU that Poland will host the 2019 contest.[5] Two days before it was revealed that the MP for the city of Gliwice, Jarosław Gonciarz, had written to the Head of Telewizja Polska (TVP), calling for the contest to be held in the city at the recently-built Gliwice Arena.[6]

Potential bids[edit]

City Venue Capacity Notes[7]
Kraków Tauron Arena Kraków 20,400
Gliwice Gliwice Arena 17,000
Gdańsk Ergo Arena 15,000
Łódź Atlas Arena 13,800
Katowice Spodek 11,500

Provisional list of participating countries[edit]

As of 12 December 2018, the following countries have expressed their intention to participate:

Country[8] Artist[8] Song[8] Language(s)
 Armenia[1]
 France[9]
 Georgia[10]
 Kazakhstan[3]
 Netherlands[11]
 Poland[12]
 Russia[13]

Other countries[edit]

The following countries participated at the 2018 contest but haven't made an official statement yet.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Armenia: Only nation considering to host Junior Eurovision". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Poland: Warsaw unlikely to host Junior Eurovision 2019". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. 25 November 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Kazakhstan: Khabar Agency interested in hosting Junior Eurovision 2019". 23 November 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  4. ^ Granger, Anthony (13 May 2017). "What happens if Australia wins the Eurovision Song Contest?". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  5. ^ Brown, Alistair. "Junior Eurovision 2019: Poland Confirmed as Host Country". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  6. ^ Granger, Anthony (8 December 2018). "Poland: MP Proposes Junior Eurovision 2019 Be Held in Gliwice". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Polska zorganizuje Eurowizję Junior!". dziennik-eurowizyjny.pl (in Polish). 10 December 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  8. ^ a b c "Junior Eurovision Song Contest Minsk 2018 – Final". junioreurovision.tv. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  9. ^ Herbert, Emily (12 December 2018). "France: Junior Eurovision 2019 Participation Confirmed". Eurovoix. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Georgia: Junior Eurovision 2019 Participation Confirmed". Eurovoix. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  11. ^ Granger, Anthony (25 November 2018). "The Netherlands: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 Participation Confirmed". Eurovoix. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  12. ^ Brown, Alistair (4 May 2018). "Poland: Preliminary Confirmation of Participation in 2019". Eurovoix.
  13. ^ "Russia: Government To Finance Eurovision & Junior Eurovision Participation - Eurovoix". Eurovoix. 2018-11-28. Retrieved 2018-11-29.

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