JUNIOREUROVISION.TV REPORTS / POLAND – On Sunday 29 November, dozens of young, talented singers from all over Europe are invited to the Polish capital for the 18th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. And it’s a record-breaking year: TVP will be the first public broadcaster to host two Junior Eurovision Song Contests in a row, this time in Warsaw!
Martin Österdahl, the new EBU Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision Song Contest said: “I couldn’t be more excited to be working with the incredible team at TVP on my first Junior Eurovision Song Contest. They have the skills, creativity and enthusiasm to produce a fantastic show. It’s never been more important to recognize the power of young people to “Move The World” and I’m looking forward to seeing all the talented singers perform later this year.”
The creative concept behind the slogan is that, as children, we mistakenly believe all important things are done by renowned people: scientists, astronauts, athletes and actors. We want to become them because, in our eyes, they are the ones moving the world. But this is not the case: every day, millions of people around the world perform their day-to-day duties with capability and care. Together, they are the ones really moving the world. This year’s slogan honours the collective power we hold together.
“The events of recent months have shown us all the value of unity, kindness and cooperation”, said Maciej Łopiński, Acting President of TVP. Big musical projects, such as the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, have great value, because they bring optimism and hope. The slogan of this year’s Junior Eurovision, ‘Move the World’, underlines the necessity of taking positive actions for the common good. One such action is the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. I am glad that TVP, after the success of last year’s edition, was chosen again as the host and organizer of this incredible musical event.”
Developments surrounding COVID-19 will clearly affect planning in the coming months for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. In an ever-changing and challenging environment, the EBU will, therefore, work with TVP and its other Members to ensure the continuity of the event in a number of different scenarios.