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)
- Patryk Skoczyński
- Emilia Sanecka
- Julia & Wiktoria Szlachta
- Kasia Dereń
- Amelia Andryszczyk
- Sargis Davtyan
- 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)
- Aleksandra Nykiel
- Alicja Szemplińska
- Paulina Czapla
- Weronika Curyło
- Damian Kulej
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)
- Basia Gąsienica Giewont
- Marek Kaliszuk
- Nick Sinckler
- Albert Černy
- Norbert Legieć
- Marzena Ryt
- Adrian Makar
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.