With Junior Eurovision 2023 in Nice fast approaching, we will get to know a bit more about this year’s artists, their discography, and their Junior Eurovision journey so far. Next on our journey is Poland’s entrant Maja Krzyżewska.
Maja Krzyżewska’s Junior Eurovision Journey So Far…
Maja Krzyżewska won the opportunity to represent Poland at Junior Eurovision through the national final Szansa na Sukces. The song “I Just Need a Friend” had already been selected for Poland, and Krzyżewska won in the superfinal against Leon Olek, with her version coming out on top.
What do we think of “I Just Need a Friend”
The team at That Eurovision Site have reacted to Poland’s entry for Nice. Tim gave his thoughts on “I Just Need a Friend”, which you can check out here:
Who is Maja Krzyżewska?
Maja Krzyżewska–or “Maja from the end of the world”, as she calls herself–first appeared in the public eye through her participation on Poland’s edition of The Voice Kids. While there, she was coached by Cleo, former Polish Eurovision representative in 2014. Aside from singing, Maja enjoys performing aerial silks.
Her nickname “Maja from the end of the world” refers to her tiny village of Szeszupka, Poland, a town with fewer permanent residents than there are Junior Eurovision participants.
Poland’s Junior Eurovision journey
Poland was one of the countries that participated in 2003’s inaugural edition of the competition, where they were represented by Katarzyna Żurawik with the song “Coś mnie nosi” and placed 16th. Poland participated for another year before going on a 12-year break and returning in 2016. Since returning to the competition, they have participated five times, and achieved back-to-back wins in 2018 and 2019.
Their recent participation in 2022 saw them represented by Laura with the song “To The Moon”. Laura placed 10th overall, receiving 96 points from the jury and online vote combined.
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News Source: JuniorEurovision.tv / That Eurovision Site
Photo Credit: Krzysztof Szlezak / Universal Music Poland