Poland’s revamped Eurovision selection process rolls into town this weekend. On Sunday 2 February, we’ll see the first batch of hopefuls compete in an Abba-inspired edition of Szansa Na Sukces. It’s the first of three themed semi-finals, with Eurovision and Beatles specials to follow in the subsequent weeks.

The 21 semi-finalists were revealed last week, along with details of which episode they’ll all compete in.

In week three we’ll get to see the familiar face of Lake Malawi’s Albert Černy. But the Czech Republic’s Eurovision 2019 representative isn’t the only name to get excited for. There’s a host of established acts competing for just three final spots. Those that reach the 23 February season finale will each perform a cover and an original song for Eurovision.

Now we know the low-down of the competition, which artists are you most excited about? While we wait for Sunday to arrive, let’s check out some of the runners and riders. And then vote for your favourites in each semi-final poll.

Szansa na Sukces – Eurowizja 2020: Artists

Semi-Final 1 – ABBA Hits (2 February)

  1. Patryk Skoczyński
  2. Emilia Sanecka
  3. Julia & Wiktoria Szlachta
  4. Kasia Dereń
  5. Amelia Andryszczyk
  6. Sargis Davtyan
  7. Maja Hyży

Maja Hyży

Maja Hyży is an artist with Eurovision history. She took part in the Polish national final for Eurovision 2018, placing seventh. She also came fourth in X Factor Poland. Maybe this time Maja will take the gold?

Semi-Final 2 – Eurovision Hits (9 February)

  1. Aleksandra Nykiel
  2. Saszan
  3. Alicja Szemplińska
  4. Paulina Czapla
  5. Weronika Curyło
  6. Damian Kulej
  7. Stashka

Alicja Szemplińska

Another notable artist fighting for glory is The Voice Poland 2019 winner Alicja Szemplińska. She knows how to make it all the way in a singing competition and, most importantly, win! That experience could be key to making it past her semi into the final. And from there, who knows?

 

Semi-Final 3 – The Beatles Hits (16 February)

  1. Basia Gąsienica Giewont
  2. Marek Kaliszuk
  3. Nick Sinckler
  4. Albert Černy
  5. Norbert Legieć
  6. Marzena Ryt
  7. Adrian Makar

Albert Černy

Lake Malawi’s Albert Černy is bidding to participate in Eurovision again. This time, switching his allegiance to Poland. Let’s not forget that the “Friend of a Friend” singer grew up in Triniec which is located on the Polish-Czech border and attended a Polish-language elementary school. Plus, Lake Malawi have toured Poland extensively and even performed at the 2019 Sopot Festival.  Albert’s Polish roots, combined with his newfound stardom and success with Lake Malawi,  gives him the perfect platform to do well in Szansa na Sukces.

Who are you most looking forward to watching in each semi-final? Let us know in the comments below.

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nmbm
nmbm
9 months ago

kasia deren should win

Luk
Luk
9 months ago

Alicja Szemplinska and Kasia Deren is the best
Good luck Poland

Dawid
Dawid
9 months ago

Anyone else noticed that they swapped Patricia Kazadi with someone new? Is there any official statement about it?

Dawid
Dawid
9 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

Why vote it down? xd Really, I’m curious

Jan
Jan
9 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

It was fake info

FIS
FIS
9 months ago

Only Alicja Szemplinska <3 She is amazing.

Kovalska
Kovalska
9 months ago

I think chances to win their semis have also: Kasia Deren – she was backing vocalist in Gromee’s entry in 2018 (and Gromee is in the jury in this selection… I wonder what’s gonna happen, Kasia is a good vocalist, but if she won’t be the best in the semi and win that would seem quite controversial); Sargis Davtyan – he won the normal edition of “Szansa na sukces” and won the special prize at one of the biggest polish song festivals – Opole; Aleksandra Nykiel – also won the “Szansa na sukces” and speical prize in Opole; Weronika Curylo… Read more »

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
9 months ago
Reply to  Kovalska

So, if they somehow proven so far that they can sing what exactly are this SFs for? What is jury going to choose? Singing abilities? Presention? What? If it is ONLY song and live performance on huge ESC stage that matters…

I don’t care who they are, what show they won before or who is in the final as long as I hear them presenting their ESC songs… That’s what we’ll be voting for in may and not for them singing (yet again!) ABBA songs…

Natalie
Natalie
9 months ago
Reply to  ESCJudge

This nf is to choose the best voices + charisma and then make finalists great songs perfect for them, you need to show that you can sing anything and stand out first. I prefer having 3 songs written by experienced writers than a lot of bad songs in KE

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
9 months ago
Reply to  Natalie

But you don’t have to sing everything (or anything!) in ESC. You have to perform ONE song. You don’t even have to sing it perfect(!) How do you know that the one eliminated in SFs wouldn’t be the best suitable for a chosen song (I don’t mind 3 songs written by experienced writers!) if you don’t give them a chance to perform it in the SFs (?)

Then in the final let’s find out who has the charisma or other skills… but ESC song and performing it should come first.

I ask again -what are those SFs for?

FIS
FIS
9 months ago
Reply to  ESCJudge

for choose the best voices. In recent years we haven’t had good singers at Eurovision.

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
9 months ago
Reply to  FIS

We should send best song, not a best voice… In recent years Poland sent either of that.

And… Yes, recently we had some good singers at ESC o.O even in 2019 there were some very good vocalists that didn’t have a good song.
That’s my point.
I don’t get your way of thinking.
Do you get how recent ESC works?

TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
9 months ago
Reply to  ESCJudge

That song was good enough.

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
9 months ago
Reply to  TheDrMistery

Which song do you mean by “that” song? Write specifically so everyone interested could understand you O.o

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
9 months ago

Haha even in Poland we don’t know most of the participants… they are mostly WTF* (who the folk*) so how can YOU tell who should win.
Haha another stupid poll wiwibloggs.
I’d like to hear the participating ESC songs and then have a poll… or… let’s have a poll if that poll would be more adequate… hm? yup!
Why? Because it is wiwibloggs!
hahaha

Heix
Heix
9 months ago

Albert doesnt have Polish roots. He is Czech, he only grew up in city near to Polish borders.

Liv
Liv
9 months ago
Reply to  Heix

He said his grandparents are from Poland ?

Michal
Michal
9 months ago
Reply to  Heix

He has Polish grandfather so he have Polish roots. Also Zaolzie region is ethnically Polish, before war 80% Poles, today 30%

James
James
9 months ago
Reply to  Heix

Poland’s borders never stayed the same throughout its history of existence. As a result, its neighbors houses small pockets of Polish communities along their respective frontiers.

Una
Una
9 months ago

Poland has given me Tulia with their awesome song. My fave Polish entry (previously Michal’s). Hard to beat. Just my taste, just my opinion. Love you Tulia!

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
9 months ago
Reply to  Una

Have you heard their (relatively) new song “Rzeka”? It’s awesome.

Una
Una
9 months ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

Hi! I haven’t followed Tulia after last year but thanks for the recommendation!

Tom
Tom
9 months ago

In the interwiev withLake Malawi, Albert said he open up something ….he predicted logo of the ESC lol, i think CZ will be definitely open up in Holland

Yozin
Yozin
9 months ago

Emilia Sanecka’s Song „mama ostrzega?a” get 100 000 000 plays on YouTube. She should go to esc.

Dawid
Dawid
9 months ago
Reply to  Yozin

How many views Gromee had? Exactly. And even if someone really thought that sending this is a good idea, this song is too old

Nina
Nina
9 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

Exactly. All those views are from POLISH people, not the world audience, so views from songs not known out of country can’t be taken into account

Dawid
Dawid
9 months ago

So, I’ve heard Albert speaking in polish and if I haven’t known for sure that he’s not Polish, I would never believe that. I know people who live here their whole life and have worse accent. I’m kinda shocked actually. He doesn’t seems to believe he has actual chances to win and probably just does it to get some recognition (like Margaret in Melodi I guess). Anyways, imo it’s Kasia Deren, Alicja Szemplinska (maaaaybe Weronika Curylo) and then Albert probably. But 3rd semi seems to be the most interesting. To bad they will be singing Beatles songs xd

Una
Una
9 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

Aw, the comment about Albert and name recognition makes a lot of sense. I sideeye returning artists *no judgement please* because I think that Eurovision is very coveted and more artists should have the chance to go. I never thought about former entrants trying to make it in other markets. Anyways good luck Polska xx

TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
9 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

At least Czech Republic and Belarus are Polish neighbors. I remember in mid-2000s an alternative on one of our NFs was… Anabel Conde!

#pioneer
#pioneer
9 months ago
Reply to  TheDrMistery

Anabel was on “reserve list” (5 backup entries) in 2006 if I’m not wrong, she wasn’t really an alternative…
And in 2009 there were: a Norwegian Beatles-like band in the NF, a Swedish duo (these two were also present a year earlier along with other singer from Sweden) and a Belarussian poprock band… 😀

Kik
Kik
9 months ago

The Winner will be Alicja Szempli?ska.

Radakiel
Radakiel
9 months ago

I hope Emilia Sanecka wins the first SF. Mama Ostrzega?a was a great song, hope she delivers something as good

Olll
Olll
9 months ago
Reply to  Radakiel

how is that a great song? maybe if you are from podlasie