Roksana Wegiel will  the be the act to represent Poland at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk, Belarus.

Polish broadcaster TVP announced that they have selected internally Roksana Wegiel to represent her country in Minsk. This is the first time the country has selected their act not through a national selection but internally.This change has is an attempt of the Polish broadcaster to achieve better results after last two year’s poor results.

Roksana became widely known from  The Voice Kids in Poland and has made the following statement :

“Winning The Voice Kids was an honour and a dream come true, but representing my country at Junior Eurovision is an actual honour. Dreaming and fighting for your dreams is worthy. Thanks for believing in me!”

Poland in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Poland competed in the first edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003. After two consecutive last-place finishes, they withdrew from the contest in 2005. Poland returned to the contest 13 years after,  in 2016 and Olivia Wieczorek finished 11th in Malta with “Nie zapomnij”. Last year Alicja Rega placed 8th with Moj Dom which is the best result of the country so far.

 

Source: TVP