Eurovision fans were devastated when the 2020 Contest was cancelled due to the ongoing global Coronavirus Pandemic. All eyes were on Eurovision 2021 to see how future plans for the event would progress. A few months ago, the new EBU Eurovision Executive Supervisor Martin Osterdahl announced that the Contest would go ahead in some form in 2021 but today the EBU revealed the framework for how this would look.
In today’s announcement they announced four possible scenarios for the plans in 2021 ranging from business as usual with a full audience to a Contest on lockdown where participants would perform in a TV studio in their home nation but would still be broadcast on the Final (something similar to the plans for the Junior Eurovision in November).
Szansa na Sukces is a popular Polish TV show that originally ran from 1992 to 2012. The show returned to Polish screens in 2019 and served as a means for Poland to choose their Junior Eurovision act. The show proved hugely popular and the winner Viki Gabor went on to win Junior Eurovision 2019. You can understand why then that Polish broadcaster TVP has decided to use the format for the main Eurovision selection in 2020.
Share the joy! Junior Eurovision 2019 got underway live from Poland’s Gliwice Arena this afternoon. The action packed show was hosted by Ida Nowakowska, Aleksander Sikora and last year’s winner Roksana Węgiel and saw nineteen countries take part. Viki Gabor was crowned the winner, marking the Poland’s win for the second year in a row. Her song ‘Superheroes’ proved popular with online voters helping propel her to the top of the leaderboard with 278 points.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Sunday 24 November in Poland’s Gliwice Arena. The show will be hosted by last year’s winner Roksana Wegiel as well as Ida Nowakowska and Aleksander Sikora. It will feature nineteen songs and we take a look at the contenders, ranking them from our least favourite to our favourite.
Junior Eurovision is basically Eurovision’s annoying little sister. The contest gives aspiring musicians under the age of 16 the chance to perform on one of the world’s biggest stages. This year a record twenty nations will compete in Belarus’ Minsk-Arena. The show will see the debut of Kazakhstan and Wales and is the sixteenth edition of the contest.