Poland Szansa na Sukces - Eurowizja 2020

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

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.

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mescen
mescen
4 months ago
Veta
Veta
4 months ago

Also, someone please help. I would really like to watch this final real time, but don’t know how to do it if I’m not from Poland. Last Sunday I tried to watch the 3d semifinal but didn’t find anywhere on the internet any TVP2 live streams for free.
Maybe someone can do a stream on youtube the upcoming Sunday?

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago
Reply to  Veta

No idea if it will be streamed or not but they put all episodes here https://vod.tvp.pl/website/szansa-na-sukces,41822764

So even if there’s no stream, you should be able to watch it here shortly after

Edit: yeah, as far as I know there’s no official stream

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago

Kasia’s song will be mixed Polish-English and will be revealed this Friday.

Huge turn off for me really. It’s like “I’m way more comfortable with Polish, but I feel forced to sing in English” and it never works out. Just like 2014 and 2019. They added English lyrics and ruined both songs for me.

TheDr Mistery
TheDr Mistery
4 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

In interview with eurowizja.org she said that she feels more comfortable singing in English?!

Héctor
Héctor
4 months ago

“Lucy” sounds so good, radiofriendly, modern and it’s catchy. Also a song I would stop to listen outside the Eurovision bubble. Hope he wins. Though it is going to be so weird to see Lake Malawi representing Poland instead of the Czech Republic. Also, maybe the Polish feel it too strange too. It was just last year. Is there any information about an act representing different countries in consecutive years?

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

Lena represented Germany in 2010 and 2011. Valentina Monetta for San Marino in 2012 and 2013.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Una

And 2014! That was the most important one cuz she qualified!

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Oh, I thought the third lucky attempt was in 2015. My bad!!!
And now I feel very silly because I missed the word “different” from Héctor’s question LOL 🙂
I don’t know if the same artist represented different countries in consecutive years but Anna Vissi has represented both Greece and Cyprus.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Una

That was the same country, though. Héctor asked about different countries. I don’t think it’s happened, not in consecutive years.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

So either Albert or Victor could set-up a precedent here.

Héctor
Héctor
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

That’s true, I forgot about Victor Crone.

Héctor
Héctor
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Yeah, thanks!

StudyG
StudyG
4 months ago

I thimk Lucy iteresting song but remeber how many lake malawi get many votes from televote? Only 7 points… So if it’s be choosen only 12 points will be from Czech Republic.

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
4 months ago
Reply to  StudyG

Well, that’s one possible angle to look at it from. Other is: Lot of Lake Malawi fans are feeling like they were robbed last year. They would surely vote for them. The same could be the case with fans of JOWST, Cesár Sampson and the Finnish guy, all of which co-wrote the song with Albert. And Poland, Czech Republic, Austria and Finland are in the same SF. So… strategically speaking, chosing Albert and LM would probably mean certain qualification and potentially solid result in Final (which is harder to predict at this point, I know) for Poland after two flop… Read more »

StudyG
StudyG
4 months ago
Reply to  Euro Fan

How about this girl – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl_6qB72-f8 – she’s also here

StudyG
StudyG
4 months ago
Reply to  Euro Fan

In addition, they do not want to be in the competition again.

Malalinka
Malalinka
4 months ago
Reply to  StudyG

Totally agree with StudyG. Albert just wanted to habe fun taking part in Szansa na Sukces. And Alicja is probably the one who will win this Sunday. You all should watch the video above 😉

Mil
Mil
4 months ago

I kinda feel pity for those acts who reached top 10 and return to Eurovision in few years. I mean, you had enough publicity, so pursue your career, produce music, give concerts etc. It looks like they are not able to build a successful path for themselves and address Eurovision to help them. Of course this is fine with really small countries. And the different case is Russia whose acts return to win it all.

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago
Reply to  Mil

What makes you think they don’t want to “win it all”?

StudyG
StudyG
4 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

Russia often sends a superstar. Remember Lazarev or Gagarina.

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago
Reply to  StudyG

I wasn’t asking about that

StudyG
StudyG
4 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_EkdJ0E6aQ – I found an epic artist from Russia. In future she may be a eurovision contestnant

Veta
Veta
4 months ago
Reply to  Mil

In the interview he said he watched Szansza na Sukces since he was a child so that’s why he signed up himself when such a chance popped up. Not for Eurovision actually.

xohxoh
xohxoh
4 months ago

Szansa na Sukces is such a confusing national selection.

Mia
Mia
4 months ago
Reply to  xohxoh

I don’t get it lol
Also probably the only one never hyped for Lake Malawi

NatashaWAYTOESC
4 months ago

Albert please win! Lucy is amazing song!

Malalinka
Malalinka
4 months ago

Let’s wait for the other songs.

Tom
Tom
4 months ago

Seems that Laurell Barker , famous from Sister and Bigger than us, is trolling my country now. This should be banned. Hope Kasia will have a nice song.

KarmaLeon
KarmaLeon
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom

You should be banned ! Shes writing songs which are listened by millions of people : and you ? Another hater without any special gift from heaven mouahaha ?

Malalinka
Malalinka
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom

You forgot she also wrote for Luca Hänni and Zibbz 😉

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom

And she can also write total bops like “Legends”, “She Got Me”, “Wild” and “Tempo” <3

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  ESCFan2009

Considering the similarities between Bigger Than Us and The Best in Me, the latter of which she didn’t write, I’d be quicker to blame Lundvik for that one

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago

So the three finalists are bringing their own original songs to the national final, not a sign to original songs planned for the final. I guess that does rest my mind easier.

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago

Polish/English songs are torture if you know Polish. So I hope not. Also I’m sick od this attitude against Albert. He has same right to be there as Kasia and Alicja. He has been invited and won his semi final and you’re acting like he’s cheating to steal something. I have no words for that

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago

And what’s the issue with Lucy? I’ve just listened it for the first time and imo its much better than their entry from 2019. Sounds good and its basically Eurovision meme. I’m voting for this song unless one of others is just amazing

Veta
Veta
4 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

Yes, the “memeness” of it is a big plus. The music video is simply hilarious.

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago
Reply to  Veta

And if real Lucy appears on stage… Xd

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

I admit I didn’t like the beginning which I found slow and boring. Then at some point it came to life and I loved it!!! I think it would do amazing in Rotterdam. Not too stoked that it was co-written by JOWST and Cesar but what to do. They all did well in their respective years unlike someone I shall not name. Not stoked either about returning artists but I could make an exception for Albert because he’s charming and a pleasure to listen to when he speaks as well.
Go Polska, I am rooting for you!

StudyG
StudyG
4 months ago
Reply to  Una

Idk what to say. With first side, it made by countries in with poland will be in same sf (Finland, Austria, Czech Republic), and I remeber Moldova 2018 with Russia. But remember current rules juries shouldn’t know not singers nor songwriters, because it will be like Gromee do in 2018.

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago

“Ufaj mi” means “Trust me”

I mean, if you want to add it to the article. Sounds like some kind of ballad :/ I expected something more rock-related from Kasia. Welp, we’ll see. Maybe I’m wrong

Natalie
Natalie
4 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

it’s uptempo she confirmed it

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 months ago

Bit of Jowst, bit of Barker…way to lose the enthusiasm, Poland.

Natalie
Natalie
4 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I don’t care that much about Laurell Barker when names Patryk Kumór and Dominic Buczkowski-Wojtaszek are next to her 😀

Monika
Monika
4 months ago

No final for Poland this year, I’m afraid… This “Lucy” song is simply an atrocity…

Natalie
Natalie
4 months ago
Reply to  Monika

XDD this is 1 song out of 3

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago
Reply to  Monika

WTF are you talking about? If they managed to pull off 11th place in Grand Final with “Friend of the friend”, then top10 with this one is basically given.

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

I’m talking about band, not country

Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

between the laurell barker song and the cesar sampson song, i guess i’m going to have to be hyped for kasia!

Chris
Chris
4 months ago

As much as I am loving Albert I am rooting for Alicja, if the people who wrote Roxies and Vikis Songs then I expect a great song. I still listen to superheroes everyday. Excited to see!?

Kik
Kik
4 months ago
Reply to  Chris

No, it’s ballad. Again. Ballad from Poland. Boooring

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

Wow, all these comments saying they don’t want Albert to win because he was already on ESC last year or because he isn’t Polish are ridiculous. Either you like the song or you don’t. I think the song is quite nice. Now let’s hear the other two offerings…

BTW, do the juries pick the winner or do the televoters?

Malalinka
Malalinka
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

In case of a tie juries will have the last word

wojtekpankok
wojtekpankok
4 months ago
Reply to  Malalinka

In the case of the tie, juries will vote for Kasia and Alicja, I think.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Malalinka

So, it’s basically like in Lithuania – 50/50, with juries having the last word if it’s a tie. Thanks.

Natalie
Natalie
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

50/50 but in reality it’s mostly juries :/

Veta
Veta
4 months ago

I think I will like Kasia’s song. She has very pleasant raspy rock voice so I hope the song will be a rock one. And she is also a very beautiful woman! Reminds me of Russian band Velvet’s lead singer before she changed her nose.
Alicja’s voice sounds irritating for me sorry.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
4 months ago

OK, I just watched eurowizja.org interview with Alicja Szemplinska and here’s a short summary for the non-Polish speaking fans: – Alicja didn’t want to reveal too much about the song, but she said it’s gonna be something completely different and surprising, it will be neither RnB nor soul song, she’s gonna stay true to herself and her style; she’s very excited to share it with us – we can expect her Sunday performance to be simple, and the emphasis will be put on her vocal – at Eurovision she’d like to sing in English to get the track’s message across,… Read more »

Natalie
Natalie
4 months ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

*it will completely different than her first single not necessarily
overall, I think it’s important to add this

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
4 months ago
Reply to  Natalie

That’s what I meant, it was a mental shortcut. Thanks for the correction 🙂
(link to Alicja’s first single for those who haven’t heard it yet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdv3KsudGNM)

Natalie
Natalie
4 months ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

I just don’t want people to talk that is not really different or surprising xd

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Natalie

So it’s a message song, huh? Not a surprise, considering both of Poland’s JESC winners were as well.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

She didn’t say that, she simply mentioned that she wants the song’s lyrics to be understood by as many people as possible.

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

She was asked whether she prefers singing in Polish or in English. She said that in general it would be Polish but because it’s Eurovision, English seems to be better choice simply because people can understand it. She’s not hinting at any hidden message or anything. Even if someone’s singing generic pop song, its easier to sing along and remember it if you know the language. I think that’s her point.

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

Thanks so much Skiwalko for the information! Very much appreciated!

Jack
Jack
4 months ago

Nah, laurel barker should focus in melodifestivalen, enough with the songwriters touring national selections

Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago
Reply to  Jack

leave her outta sweden as well please, her sound is outdated as hell

Isak
Isak
4 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Kinda annoying with all the songwriters, producers, choreographers and whatever that have been somewhat successful in previous years are working in so many different national selections.

Luk
Luk
4 months ago

Poland do it to win in Rotterdam
Good luck Poland
Good luck Kasia Deren ,Albert and Alicja

pppd
pppd
4 months ago

Hopefully Alicja is gonna get chosen! I want Poland to finally do well and Alicja would be the only one who can potentially provide them a satisfying result, it would be slightly disappointing if they end up sending a non Polish band. Poland has a large amount of talented artists regardless, it has the potential to be more successful in Eurovision, I just think Polish artists are scared their careers could be at risk if they go to Eurovision and fail to qualify

Malalinka
Malalinka
4 months ago
Reply to  pppd

Polish artists don’t want participate for another reason: lack of Polish fans’ support. A huge part of them is still unhappy with our entry, whatever our country sends. No matter if it is English, Polish, modern or folk. Polish representatives have access to unpleasant comments and it’s not encouraging at all. There is no conscience in Poland about ESC overall, only small groups of ESC fans do really support our artists..

Natalie
Natalie
4 months ago
Reply to  Malalinka

that’s not really true, polish ESC fans really support their entry even tho we can be a little bit dissapointed at first, a lot of polish fans have even tendency to overrating our entries

Natalie
Natalie
4 months ago
Reply to  Malalinka

polish people outside the fandom mostly hate on our entries

Malalinka
Malalinka
4 months ago
Reply to  Natalie

Natalie, that’s what I said, only Polish fandom is sincerely interested in the contest and can say a word about it.

Malalinka
Malalinka
4 months ago
Reply to  Malalinka

I mean, a group of Polish ESC fans IN POLAND are interested in the contest, I wasn’t talking about the whole world, c’mon 😉

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago
Reply to  Malalinka

You’re one of those people. You openly say you’re against Albert. And what if he wins? You doesn’t seem to really supportive. I hope every single one of them will do amazing job in final and the best one will win

Aaron
Aaron
4 months ago

Rooting for Alicja Szempli?ska.

Albert had his shot, I would much rather someone explicitly Polish represent the country.

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago
Reply to  Aaron

Maybe let’s cancel final and give girls DNA test to find out which one is more Polish? You should live this idea.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago

I’m not sure how I feel about Laurell Barker taking over all these countries. I’ve nothing against her and she seems talented, but something about it goes against the spirit of the contest. I don’t like it becoming an industry just to facilitate a small pop factory, firing off numerous entries to every country competing, I like there to be some element of national pride. She’d never even heard of the Eurovision a couple of years ago.

Malalinka
Malalinka
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I see, but you should also mention G:son in that case 😉 Laurell only wrote the lyrics as far as I know.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Malalinka

Sure. Thomas G:son too, although not even he has represented three countries in the one year.

wojtekpankok
wojtekpankok
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Patryk Kumór is great songwriter, he wrote SUPERHEROES and ANYONE I WANT TO BE and much more. Baker possibly gave the song some ”Eurovision vibes”.

James
James
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I think the most I can think of for Thomas G:Son was he did both Spain and Sweden’s entries in 2012, although he shared co-writing duties for “Euphoria” with Peter Böstrom, who also did Norway’s “Stay”.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I think what separates it is that there are actual Polish composers for the entry she collaborated on. To me, that makes all the difference: Bigger Than Us is the only entry by her I can think of that didn’t have any involvement from people from the country it’s intended to represent. Collaboration is the key. It’s the reason why I’m not annoyed by her co-writing songs like She Got Me but am annoyed that the French entry is almost entirely by Swedes.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

That’s fair. I just wish there was a deeper pool of songwriters to draw from.

MTD
MTD
4 months ago

From the whole of Poland and their great music scene…to Czech 2019 v.2.

I mean…why? No!

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago
Reply to  MTD

Well, apparently great Polish music scene doesn’t give a damn about Eurovision. Maybe they will next year. It’s like when people too lazy to work complain that someone “stole their job” – no, you haven’t even try so don’t complain

Joe
Joe
4 months ago

Poland aren’t playing around! All of these sound really promising. I already know I enjoy Lucy but the other two songs sound really interesting. (Also: welcome back, Laurell Barker! Was wondering when we were going to see you again!)

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Oops, I responded to the wrong comment. Ignore this…

Natalie
Natalie
4 months ago

Kasia will have polish and english in the song. Not sure about Alicja

Malalinka
Malalinka
4 months ago
Reply to  Natalie

Natalie, Alicja’s song will be in English, as Laurell Barker is also involved

Sverige
Sverige
4 months ago

I’m sorry but I think everyone should have a chance at going to eurovision. So no Albert for me

Malalinka
Malalinka
4 months ago
Reply to  Sverige

I agree. Albert will probably come 3rd at the final. He is only an attraction to the audience and not a serious contender. It’s a shame, because someone else could have taken his spot instead

Catriona Colville
Catriona Colville
4 months ago
Reply to  Malalinka

What makes you think he can’t win?

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago
Reply to  Sverige

Everyone should have chance. But Albert shouldn’t. Great logic there

Sverige
Sverige
4 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

No because he already went so he has to give the other 2 a chance as well.

ismael
ismael
4 months ago

I just want Poland to get a good result after many years and I think Alicja will follow the Junior success. Good luck from Spain, Poland!