Poland Second Rehearsal
It's time for our host nation to take to stage and show us all why Poland have become such a formidable force when it comes to Junior Eurovision.
Photo © EBU, Thomas Hanses
Viki Gabor positions herself and children as a whole as the Superhero that will save our world before the clock, very literally, runs out as the countdown timer engulfs the stage and the TV screen. A striking outfit, colourful suits that are too big for the backing dancers and sign-language are all memorable elements, and the English/Polish vocals blend seamlessly. Make no mistake, this song and Viki herself are big hits in this country. There will be a lot of excitement about this on Sunday, and given the ability to vote for your own country at Junior Eurovision it shouldn't be discounted in securing back-to-back victories.
Poland came last with their initial efforts at Junior Eurovision in both 2003 and 2004. Perhaps that's why they took a 12 year hiatus. Since returning in 2016, they have faired better and better each year. If Poland won this year, it would be the first back-to-back Eurovision victory since Ireland in the mid-90s.
David Webster will be reporting live from rehearsals throughout the day on Gateway 97.8 (www.gateway978.com). For UK commentary with ESC Insight's Ewan Spence and Ben Robertson, tune in to Castlepoint FM on Sunday 24th November from 15:00 GMT.