Polish TV presenters Ida Nowakowska, Aleksander Sikora and last year's Junior Eurovision winner Roksana Węgiel will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Before the Contest, Mateusz Szymkowiak will be the host of the Opening Ceremony and Agata Konarska will host the Press Conference after the show.
Get to know the hosts before they guide you through the show on 24 November.
Meet Ida Nowakowska!
Ida was born on 7 December 1990 and is a Polish-American dancer, actress and TV personality.
She studied in New York at the Professional Performing Arts School and Steps on Broadway and performed at the very famous Metropolitan Opera. As a young girl, Ida played in the movies Bandit and Out of Reach with Steven Seagal. Ida graduated from the Film, Theater and Television Department of the University of California, Los Angeles. In college, she also worked as a dancer on tour with Bruno Mars and Cee Lo Green.
In Poland, Ida has performed as a dancer, juror and host in various TV shows. This year she became a host of TVP’s popular morning show ‘Pytanie na śniadanie’ and she will host the next edition of The Voice Kids.
Who is Aleksander Sikora?
Aleksander was born on 25 June 1990 and is a Polish presenter and lifestyle journalist. He debuted in 2011 as a TV host and video jockey at popular music channels in the country like MTV Polska, VIVA Polska and 4funTV.
Aleksander works for Polish public broadcaster TVP as part of the country's most popular morning show 'Pytanie na śniadanie'. He is also a host for the TVP2 summer tour, which features the best Polish and international singers.
Aleksander has also covered the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv and the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards in New York and the 2017 and 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards in London and Bilbao.
Roksana Węgiel joins as well!
Roksana was born on 11 January 2005 and won the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk with her song Anyone I Want To Be. She became the very first Polish winner at the Contest; her music video broke a record on the Junior Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel for the most-watched video. She also won the first edition of The Voice Kids in Poland at the age of 13.
Agata Konarska and Mateusz Szymkowiak
Mateusz Szymkowiak will be the host of the Opening Ceremony of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Mateusz is a Polish journalist and television presenter made popular as co-host of The Voice of Poland, morning show Question for Breakfast, the summer concert tour TVP2 Holiday Route and other events connected to Polish television.
To round out the Contest, Agata Konarska will host the Press Conference after the show. Agata is also a journalist and television presenter known to the Eurovision world as the host of Eurovision Young Dancers 2005 which took place in Warsaw. Additionally, Agata is known for covering the process of Poland's accession to the European Union as well as for hosting several major music festivals around the country.