On Friday it was just another Lake Malawi single. But by Tuesday, “Lucy” had officially become Albert Černý’s entry for Szansa na Sukces – Eurowizja 2020. That means it will be one of three songs which could represent Poland at Eurovision 2020. The other two options are “Ufaj Mi” from Kasia Dereń and a yet to be confirmed track from Alicja Szemplińska.
Szansa na Sukces – Eurowizja 2020: Final songs
Albert Černý “Lucy”
The Lake Malawi singer confirmed the song choice in conversation with the Polish website eurowizja.org.
In the interview, he also says that he’ll be joined by the remaining members of Lake Malawi — Jeroným Šubrt and Antonín Hrabal. However, he’s unsure whether all three would go to Rotterdam should Albert win the selection.
You’ll recall that Lake Malawi represented Czech Republic at Eurovision 2019 with “Friend Of A Friend”. They finished 11th.
While Albert is not Polish, he has strong ties with the country. He went to a Polish-language school and several of his family members have lived and worked there.
“Lucy” is seeped in Eurovision. Its songwriters include JOWST (Norway 2017), César Sampson (Austria 2018) and Lasse Piirainen (Finland 2017). The song itself is inspired by Lucy Ayoub — one of the co-hosts of the 2019 contest.
Kasia Dereń “Ufaj Mi”
So far, Albert is the only Szansa na Sukes finalist to publish their entry.
However, Kasia Dereń confirmed on social media that she will sing a song called “Ufaj Mi”.
Alicja Szemplińska has yet to reveal the name of her song. However, also speaking to eurowizija.org, the contest favourite confirmed that her entry is written by Patryk Kumór, Dominic Buczkowski-Wojtaszek and Laurell Barker.
Kumór was involved with both of Poland’s Junior Eurovision winning entries. Barker is a prolific songwriter. In 2019 she had three songs compete at Eurovision for Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.