kasia deren

With the final of Poland’s Szansa na Sukces drawing ever closer, the winner of semi-final one Kasia Dereń has released her song for Eurovision “Ufaj Mi”.

Kasia Deren – “Ufaj Mi” (Szansa na Sukces 2020)

In the song, Kasia tells you that you can count on her in this pulsating, uptempo pop track.

The verses are sung in Polish and the undeniably catchy chorus is sung in English.

Kasia co-wrote the music with Piotr Walcki and the lyrics were written by Marcin Januszkiewicz and Mateusz Krautwurst, whom she worked with on her previous single “Something Special”.

Kasia Dereń was a finalist on the second edition of The Voice Poland. She’s already had some Eurovision experience representing her country. She was a backing vocalist for Gromee and Luka Meijer’s song “Light Me Up” at Eurovision 2018.

The 35 year old made it to the final via the first semi – the Abba hits round. She sang a rendition of “Mamma Mia” and wowed the panel of Polish Eurovision veterans Michal Szpak, Cleo and Gromee, who put her through to this weekend’s grand final.

Szansa na Sukces – Eurowizja 2020: Final songs

Albert Černý “Lucy”

The Lake Malawi’s Albert Černý will sing “Lucy”.

The track 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.

Albert will 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.

Alicja Szemplińska

Alicja Szemplińska has yet to reveal the name of her song. However, 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.

What do you think of “Ufaj Mi”? Do you think it will send Kasia to Rotterdam? Let us know in the comments.

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Luk
Luk
4 months ago

Alicja Szemplinska

KarmaLeon
KarmaLeon
4 months ago

EBU will never let the adult ESC take place in a country where « no lgbt » areas where just created few days ago (google it !)
We all have to know that !
Btw this song is just boooooring

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago
Reply to  KarmaLeon

It was “created” months ago. Its just far right’s wishful thinking. Noone takes it seriously. Not even them (just propaganda).

And even if it wasn’t, its not LGBT contest… I mean, not yet

Mr X
Mr X
4 months ago

I usually like songs in native language. But not this one, I´m sorry.

keith mawson
keith mawson
4 months ago
Reply to  Mr X

Its okay but nothing spectacular.

Nicolas
Nicolas
4 months ago

These bi-language songs adding english are so ridiculous. So just because the public will hear ‘You can count on me” suddenly he will like the song more ?

Franky Novotny
Franky Novotny
4 months ago

What’s with the new jack swing Michael Jackson Dangerous era esque drum backing? It’s so out of place.
The song is a bit exhausting, chorus just keeps…going over and over and endless lyrics.

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago

I am not feeling Poland this year so far, sorry. Tulsa were so amazing, it’s a hard act to follow imo.

Jo.
Jo.
4 months ago

I gave up after the 1st minute…

Craig
Craig
4 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

I got to 1:04

Mariko
Mariko
4 months ago

It’s not bad, but it feels exhausting in a way? Like I feel that it goes too fast, if that makes sense.

BleuKnaveXD236
BleuKnaveXD236
4 months ago

I like it well enough… does seem a bit generic but that’s bad thing per say just an observation. I lole that it’s bilingual so it appeals to me more(as I hear English enough). But… Albert can sell a live performance he’s very charismatic so I’m not writing off him as I don’t hate his song but not in ,ove with it as well. I haven’t seen the two girls perfome live so I don’t k how what they’re capable of so I’m gonna really hold off on judging really(especially cause the third song isn’t released). So overall I like… Read more »

BleuKnaveXD236
BleuKnaveXD236
4 months ago
Reply to  BleuKnaveXD236

Lol, my typing was grade A there… guess that’s what I get for listening to the song at work during a fifteen minute break XD

Eurovisionfan12
Eurovisionfan12
4 months ago

With a revamp this could do well in ESC if it ends up winning

John
John
4 months ago

1. Lake Malawi “Lucy”
1/2. Alicja Szempli?ska ….

3. Kasia Dere? “Ufaj Mi” I’m sorry Kasia.

Luk
Luk
4 months ago

I am waiting for Alicja song
Good luck Poland

Peevesiak
Peevesiak
4 months ago

For all non-Polish speakers I put together a rough translation of the lyrics. You can see them below, I also included the already English chorus. I welcome other Poles and their suggestion. As I said this translation is not perfect but fares better than the google translate and should clear some things out 🙂 Despite the words, in spite of dreams I still believe That this need under the skin won’t pass. In the meantime I want to tell you once more, You got me, you got me, you got me. Every day, this principle stands, The less of you… Read more »

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago
Reply to  Peevesiak

It’s so nice of you to do this, thank you.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
4 months ago
Reply to  Peevesiak

Your translation is so much better than mine, great job 🙂 Just one thing, I couldn’t really understand what Kasia was singing in the second line of the second verse, so I looked up the lyrics in the description of “Ufaj Mi” YT video, and as it turns out the line was “Silni wtulaja sie na sile w swiat”, which I think could be translated as “The strong are cuddling up into the world by force” (whatever that means).

Peevesiak
Peevesiak
4 months ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

Thank you so much that’s so nice of you 🙂 Yes, this particular phrase seems pretty far fetched in both Polish and Englishl… I like your version, I was trying to streamline it somehow but it just kept getting clunkier 😀

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  Peevesiak

Awesome, this is great. Kudos for Peevesiak for the translation!

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
4 months ago

The translation of the Polish parts: Despite the words, despite the dreams I still believe That my secret desire won’t go away Meanwhile I want to say it once again: You’ve got me, you’ve got me, you’ve got me Every day this rule appears to be true: The less I see you the more tears there are And yet again I want to release this message into the ether: You’ve got me, you’ve got me, you’ve got me You can trust me, I don’t want to ask you for anything more You can trust me, my heart will be able… Read more »

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

Skiwalko, thanks to you too for making the effort to translate. It ain’t easy! Polish is a notoriously difficult language!!!

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
4 months ago
Reply to  Una

It ain’t that difficult for me since I’m a native speaker. And objectively speaking there are languages that are way harder to learn than Polish, e.g. Hungarian, Icelandic or Mandarin Chinese. Well, it also depends on what language you speak, but you get the idea.

TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
4 months ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

I had a friend who was Chinese and when we compared our languages he said Polish is among the hardest languages to learn.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
4 months ago

She’s singing “you can COUNT on me”. “Ufaj mi” is about trusting your loved one.

Kinga
Kinga
4 months ago

I’m Polish and I was expecting much more from Kasia. I hoped that Poland will send sth upbeat but this isn’t very good. So Alicja will probably win with another ballad.

M_K
M_K
4 months ago

It’s got that cheap, plasticky computer pop sound to it that I’ve grown a little tired of. But it’s got a decent melody.

Kung Frederick 90
Kung Frederick 90
4 months ago

This song ain’t bad at all even if I don’t understand a word. It’s very radio friendly and better than Albert ?erný .

Una
Una
4 months ago

Does anyone know when the third song will be out? Thanks xx

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
4 months ago
Reply to  Una

Apparently it’s not gonna be released before the show.

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

Thanks. How strange. One could think artists want their songs be known before the show so that more people could get excited about them. What to do …

Natalie
Natalie
4 months ago
Reply to  Una

It’s Alicja’s record label decision not hers

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  Natalie

Thanks for the clarification Natalie 🙂

Una
Una
4 months ago

Poland, I am so sorry but I don’t like this song. There’s nothing memorable about it. Hearing it I have the feeling that some bits were put together with no cohesion at all between the Polish and the English parts. I am quite positive it could get lost among all the rest of the songs. So far the second semi does not look strong yet I believe this one could not score well with the juries let alone the televote. I can’t even say it could be a borderline qualifier. And before anyone jumps at me I like Poland and… Read more »

Natalie
Natalie
4 months ago
Reply to  Una

Alicja is the favourite to win it all anyway

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  Natalie

The Polish people and the jury will make their choice. obviously. No worries there.

Mynameiswhat
Mynameiswhat
4 months ago

Really forgettable song.

Marcom
Marcom
4 months ago

A good song for Eurovision must be a mix of Kristian Kostov, Dizzee Rascal and The Chainsmokers.

La la love
La la love
4 months ago

Lake Malawi was one of my favourites at Eurovision 2019 and Lucy doesn’t disappoint. I prefer Lucy to this one

Marcom
Marcom
4 months ago

do dupy

bryan
bryan
4 months ago

De base il ce présente seul pas en groupe (albert) . Certe il peux les choisir en staging Eurovision en tant que personne qui compte . Mais en Pologne il est venu seul sous son vrai nom donc je comprends pas . L’année prochaine il va demander à un guitariste faire Belgique et si il est choisis il va demander au chanteur et à son acolyte de venir. C’est un avantage face aux autres qualifier

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago

Polish lyrics in verses are bunch of random “cool sounding” words sticked together. Like you hear a sentence, you know what does it mean but in general it doesn’t make any sense and most of the time has nothing to do with neither previous nor next sentence. Reminds me of certain Polish musician that starts with letter S… xd But it doesn’t matter if you can’t understand Polish like most of the audience. I like chorus much more. That being said, I don’t think it would do great. Borderline qualifier maybe? So like always. I don’t think she wins it… Read more »

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

I can only thank you for your analysis of the part in Polish. But I can’t see this one doing better than Lucy in Rotterdam. Albert could engage the public a lot more and the potential for a good presentation – choreography and staging – is strong. I am rooting for Lucy at the moment and I (love) Polska.

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago
Reply to  Una

I meant higher chances than Albert in Szansa na Sukces final.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

It sounds more memorable than “Lucy”, but I won’t repeat the mistake of judging a Lake Malawi song before watching how their likeability will raise its game.

Kasia
Kasia
4 months ago

Tylko Alicja Szempli?ska, ona musi wygra? plisssssss 🙂

Moj
Moj
4 months ago

Jestem zawiedziony. Czyli ju? tylko nadzieja w szemplinskiej

Safiya
Safiya
4 months ago

I had just a quick listen and I can’t listen once again right now (I’m at work lol). The first worrying thing is that I can’t really remember the song right now and we all know that a good Eurovision song should be immediately memorable. As a Polish person, right now, I definitely prefer Lucy, even though I don’t think it is a perfect song. But at least it feels authentic. The problem with Kasia’s song is that it seems to me that you can hear that someone tried to hard to write a song here without being really inspired.… Read more »

ttbz
ttbz
4 months ago

It’s a radio song, pleasant but not very interesting

GreenTea
GreenTea
4 months ago

I’m surprised to see positive comments below because people in Poland are really disappointed with this entry. Maybe we didn’t expect something extraordinary but there are a lot of opinions that such a talented person as Kasia could sing much better songs. Well, I’m curious about Alicja’s song. It’s probably a ballad, so I hope it won’t be too pretentious and pathetic. I like ballads but not that kind.

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago
Reply to  GreenTea

For me it’s like with Belgium. I don’t hate it, I just wish it was better.

Catriona Colville
Catriona Colville
4 months ago
Reply to  GreenTea

Any chance Poland vote for Lake Malawi?

Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

it’s better than “lucy” but the third song could be even better

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
4 months ago

I really like it, would be a great entry for Poland imo.

ttbz
ttbz
4 months ago

The English bits sound like some of the dance tracks by Edyta Gorniak

John
John
4 months ago

It’s a good song. A bit simple though. She also has a problem in the high register even on the studio track, so makes me wonder what it will sound like live.

Natalie
Natalie
4 months ago
Reply to  John

she’s really talented, it will be amazing live

ESCNils
ESCNils
4 months ago

I just hope we won’t see Lake Malawi again. Please ladies win!!!

Anne Stine
Anne Stine
4 months ago
Reply to  ESCNils

Why? Having Luke Malawi again would be so fun. We know they deliver quality and charisma from the way they absolutely lifted Friend of a Friend once they stood on that stage. And IMO Lucy is a much better song. It’s very contemporary and has a cool sound which we could need in Eurovision. It would stand out. Not to mention how fun it would be to have the artist/band who represented Czechia in 2019, represent Poland in the Netherlands in 2020, with a song inspired by the host of ESC2019 in Israel, written in a hotel room in Oslo,… Read more »

TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
4 months ago
Reply to  Anne Stine

Last year they’ve got very high marks from the juries and almost nothing from televoting. It’s usually the other way around with Polish entries so for that alone sending Lake Malawi would be interesting.

For now the system isn’t working – we knew they were great singers and it all depended on songs and those 2 ain’t it.

Luk
Luk
4 months ago

Vokal Kasia is ok. Song modern
I am waiting for Alicja song

Christopher
Christopher
4 months ago

Have not expected that from her – I really like it