Viki Gabor has been the one who has just announced the host city of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 during the Europe Shine A Light broadcast. The competition will take place on November 29 in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, under the motto Move The World!
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.”, she added.
Junior Eurovision is back to Poland after the second victory of the country in a row. Viki Gabor kept the trophy in Poland performing the song ‘Superhero’. The 2020 edition will be held on November 29 at a large TV studio facility 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 EBU has revealed that they’ll follow the course of events surrounding the Covid-19 crisis. They have stated they will discuss an alternative with its members in a number of different scenarios if needed. Also, they haven’t decided if there will be an audience.
We understand that people are eager to know how the current COVID-19 crisis will affect the organization of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2020. Of course, the health of participants, employees and visitors will always be paramount. The EBU, together with its Polish Member TVP, will work in close collaboration over the coming weeks and months with the Polish health authorities mapping out the impact of COVID-19 on this year’s event. It is our intention to ensure the 2020 Contest can take place in circumstances that protect the health and safety of everyone attending the event.
The current situation across Europe is likely to remain uncertain for the coming months and at this stage, we cannot comment on the final organization for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest later this year., said the EBU.