Szansa Szansa Szansa! For Eurovision 2020, Poland is using the long-running Szansa na Sukces franchise to find its act and song for Rotterdam and hoping to change their fortunes at the contest. The same approach landed them a victory at Junior Eurovision 2019. Last week the competition kicked off and crowned Kasia Dereń as its first finalist.
There is a different theme every week and this week’s theme was Eurovision hits. Seven singers performed their interpretations of Eurovision classics. Again it was up to the panel of Eurovision veterans Michal Szpak, Cleo and Gromee to decide which one performer should progress to the final.
Alicja Szemplinska won the second semi-final, singing her cover of Poland’s most successful Eurovision song, Edyta Gorniak’s “To Nie Ja” and booked her ticket to the final!
There were two honourable mentions this week. Paulina Czapla sang Salvador Sobral’s Eurovision winner “Amar Pelos Dois” and Weronika Curylo sang the 1979 cult classic “Dschinghis Khan”.
Poland’s Szansa na Sukces – Eurowizja 2020 Semi-Final Two Results
The full line-up was:
1. Damian Kulej – “Heroes”
2. Paulina Czapla – “Amar Pelos Dois” – Honourable mention
3. Weronika Curyło –”Dschinghis Khan” – Honourable mention
4. Stashka – ”If I were sorry”
5. Saszan – “Congratulations”
6. Alicja Szemplińska – “To Nie Ja” – WINNER
7. Aleksandra Nykiel – “Save Your Kisses For Me”
Szana na Sukces continues next week.
The theme of the third and final semi will be hits from the Beatles. A final set of seven acts will take to stage.
Acts include Albert Cerny of Lake Malawi, making his bid to represent Poland at Eurovision 2020. Fans will have to wait until the fourth and final episode of the series to hear the potential songs for Eurovision 2020.
The full line up of the third semi-final:
- Albert Černy
- Marek Kaliszuk
- Marzena Ryt
- Nick Sinckler
- Basia Gasienica Giewont
- Adrian Makar
- Norbert Legiec
Are you happy that Alicja progressed to the final? What Beatles song do you want the acts to cover in the final semi? Let us know in the comments.