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Poland wins Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Poland's Viki Gabor wins Junior Eurovision 2019 with the song "Superhero"

Viki Gabor from Poland wins Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song "Superhero". It's the second time in a row Poland wins Junior Eurovision.

Poland: Viki Gabor – "Superhero"

Poland first took part in Junior Eurovision 2003 and made their 6th appearance this year. It is the first time that a country wins Junior Eurovision two consecutive years.

12 year old Wiktoria "Viki" Gabor was born in Poland, grew up in United Kingdom, and currently lives in Kraków, Poland. She was a finalist on the second season of The Voice Kids in Poland.

The winning song "Superhero" is written by Małgorzata Uściłowska, Patryk Kumór and Dominic Buczkowski-Wojtaszek.

19 countries competed in Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. After an exciting voting it was Poland who won the contest, followed closely by debuting country Kazakhstan (2nd), and Spain (3rd). Kazakhstan won the jury voting.

Junior Eurovision 2019 – Results

3.77 million votes

Viewers from participating countries and around the world helped decide the winner by voting online.

Juries made up of three industry experts and two children from each participating country provided 50% of the scores.

A record 3.77 million votes were received in the online poll which was split into two rounds; one before the show based on preview clips and a second that opened after the last live performance, allowing viewers to cast their votes based on what they saw on stage.

The host broadcaster for Junior Eurovision 2020 will be announced in the coming months.

History of Junior Eurovision

Back in 2000 the Danish broadcaster Denmark's Radio (DR) held a song contest for children, and in 2002 the "MGP Nordic" was held together with Sweden and Norway. EBU picked up the idea for a song contest featuring children, and the first Junior Eurovision Song Contest was held in 2003 in Copenhagen, with 16 participating countries.

Back then the Junior Eurovision was based on entertainment for kids around Europe. On their level. It has later transformed itself to a copy of the "adult's Eurovision", lacking the soul and unique atmosphere it once had.

Junior Eurovision is only open for children aged 9 to 14.

Winners of Junior Eurovision

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