POLAN – The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be the seventeenth edition of the annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest, organised by Telewizja Polska (TVP) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
It will be held on 24 November 2019, at the Gliwice Arena in Gliwice, Poland, following the country’s victory at the 2018 contest in Minsk, Belarus with the song “Anyone I Want to Be”, performed by Roksana Węgiel.
It will be the first time Poland has hosted the contest, as well as the first Eurovision event to be held in the country since the Eurovision Young Dancers 2013.Nineteen countries will participate in the contest, with Spain taking part for the first time since 2006, while Azerbaijan and Israel have withdrawn from the contest.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest, often shortened to JESC, Junior Eurovision or Junior EuroSong, is a song competition which has been organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) annually since 2003 and is open exclusively to broadcasters that are members of the EBU. It is held in a different European city each year, however the same city can host the contest more than once.