Poland’s search for its Eurovision 2020 entry has come to an end following the grand final of Szansa na Sukces – Eurowizja 2020. In the end, it was Alicja Szemplińska that came out victorious. She will represent Poland in Rotterdam this May with the song “Empires”.
Alicja won the maximum number of points from both the public televote and jury.
Alicja Szemplińska wins Szansa na Sukces – Eurowizja 2020
The grand final of the show saw the three semi-final winners performing two songs. First, they all performed a past Eurovision entry. The Eurovision covers in the first round were as follows:
- Kasia Dereń – “Satellite” (Germany 2010)
- Alicja Szemplińska – “Euphoria” (Sweden 2012)
- Albert Černý – “Fairytale” (Norway 2009)
The three finalists then sang their potential songs for Eurovision 2020.
Albert Černý – “Lucy”
Alicja Szemplińska – “Empires”
Kasia Dereń – “Count on Me”
Szansa na Sukces – Eurowizja 2020 Result
Former Polish Eurovision stars Cleo, Gromee and Michał Szpak were on hand to give the finalists advice and support. Although they decided who would win each semi-final, they did not have a say in the outcome of the grand final.
The final result was down to a public televote and a jury. They both decided that Alicja Szemplińska was their favourite and should represent Poland at Eurovision 2020.
Albert Černý finished in second place, and Kasia Dereń was third.
About Alicja Szemplińska
Alicja Szemplińska has a strong track record in reality singing competitions. She has previously won the shows Hit, Hit, Hurra! and The Voice of Poland.
Szemplińska’s Eurovision entry is written by Patryk Kumór, Dominic Buczkowski-Wojtaszek, Laurell Barker and Frazer Mac.
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. One of those — Luca Hänni’s “She Got Me” — was co-written with Frazer Mac (as was Luca’s follow-up “Bella Bella”).
Alicja will perform “Empires” in the first half of the second semi-final on Thursday 14th May.
What do you make of the result? Do you think Poland have chosen a strong entry for Eurovision 2020? Sound off in the comments below!