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The Junior Eurovision journey of Poland's Roksana Węgiel

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On 25 November, Roksana won the trophy at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Let's look back on her week in Minsk; from the first, second and dress rehearsals to winning the competition with her rendition of 'Anyone I Want To Be'.

In a flash

Follow Roksana's road to victory in 2 minutes, from start to finish:

Opening Ceremony

During this live event, all participants were introduced to the audience on the red carpet and Roksana performed an acapella version of Anyone I Want To Be in our 'Question Hat' video.

Let the rehearsals begin

Before the live show takes place, the artists learn to work with the cameras and the audience, and final technical decisions are made. From lights to camera angles and outfits, this is the week in which things are tweaked to perfection. But before our young artists take the stage, they attend the opening ceremony:

On the 21st of November, Roksana rehearsed Anyone I Want To Be on the Junior Eurovision stage for the first time.

Show time!

After successfully going through two rehearsal rounds and a dress rehearsal, we asked Roksana about her dance routine, just before the live show on the 25th of November.

Roksana was 20th to take the stage, as Poland was drawn at position 20. She performed her entry Anyone I Want To Be. At the moment of writing, her performance video is the 2nd most watched video on the Junior Eurovision YouTube channel with more than 7 million views.

After a couple of nerve-racking minutes towards the end of the voting results, Roksana was crowned the winner of the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with 215 points. She left behind Angélina from France who got 203 points and Australia's Jael who received 201 points.

After winning the trophy, Roksana answered questions from the press and proudly posed with her trophy in a press conference.

This was Roksana's exciting journey in Minsk. Next year, she will present the trophy to the next winner, when the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest takes place in her home country Poland!

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