Ten artists battled it out in Poland’s national selection for Junior Eurovision tonight, but only one could come out on top. And after plenty of ballads and a few upbeat bops, Alicja Rega emerged victorious with the song “Mój Dom” (“My House”). Next stop? Tbilisi and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
Standing in font of a shimmering blue patterned background, Alicja delivered an emotive performance that connected with both the studio audience and those watching at home. She begins her ballad peacefully and confidently before injecting major power towards the end, showing off her vocal capabilities and the control she has over her voice.
Alicja Rega – “Mój Dom”
Tonight’s winner was decided by a 50:50 split between public voting and a jury votes. The three-person jury was comprised of journalist and Poland Eurovision commentator Artur Orzech, Krajowe Elminacje 2016 participant Natalia Szroeder, plus singer Sylwia Lipka. Krajowe Elminacje 2017 runner up Rafal Brzozowski hosted the show.
Alicja will follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Oliwia Wieczorek, who gave Poland their best-ever Junior Eurovision result, placing 11th. Oliwia also opened tonight’s show, performing with host Rafal, as well as reprising her winning song “Nie zapomnij”.
Alicja has been singing and performing since 2010, attending the Centre for Vocal Art in Rzeszow. The director of the school, Anna Czenczek, is responsible for the production of her Junior Eurovision entry “Mój Dom”.
She took part in the first ever edition of the Polish talent show The Little Giants, being selected as the best vocalist of the competition. Alicja has also recorded songs with the Golec Brothers and Lukasz Zagrobelny (one of Poland’s most popular adult artists) in aid of charity.
- Alicja Rega – “Mój dom” (My house)
- ASMki – “Pod prad” (Upstream)
- Monika – “Urbanowicz Ogien milosci” (Fire of love)
- Dominika Ptak – “Anioly” (Angels)
- Stanislaw Kukulski – “To co zyje w Nas” (What lives in us)
- Tomasz Bao – “Pochodnie” (Torches)
- Urszula Kowalska – “Jestem jaka Jestem” (I am who I am)
- Natalia Wawrzynczyk – “Nie jestes sam” (You are not alone)
- Maya & Marcel – “Tacy Sami” (The same)
- Zespól WAMWAY – “Jestes mym marzeniem” (You are my dream)
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