Nineteen countries have already selected their Eurovision 2020 act to make the return trip to Rotterdam next year. Poland however, is still not one of them and is yet to decide on their act for Eurovision 2021.

Back in February, Alicja Szemplińska won the Polish national final Szansa Na Sukces, where she topped both the jury and public vote. But months on, she is still waiting to hear if she can reap the rewards of her national Sukces and represent the Poles again in The Netherlands.

In a recent interview, the “Empires” singer revealed that she still wants to participate in 2021 but is waiting for broadcaster TVP’s decision in hope that she will have another chance to represent Poland.

Alicja spilled all to Polish media site Pomponik, dishing the latest scoop on Polish Eurovision proceedings.

Alicja Szemplińska interview

The interview kicked off with Alicja being asked if any decisions were made regarding her participation in Eurovision next year. She replied, “At the moment, no decision has dropped yet but I am waiting patiently.”

Next, she was asked whether she had started to write any songs in preparation for the contest. Alicja confirmed she was keeping a positive frame of mind, saying, “I believe that in my heart I will be there next year and I am writing lots of new songs.’ She continued, “I do have a few songs that would be ideal for the contest.”

The 18-year-old was then quizzed if the stakes were higher for her, now everyone will have waited two years for the contest to happen. She answered, “I feel excited, I feel really excited and we will see what the decision is, but you have to keep going, you have to believe.”

But it might not be a straight path back to Eurovision. Some broadcasters have only guaranteed their 2020 act a place in their national final, or they will hold a national final to select the song of their internally selected act.

When asked if she would participate in another national final, Alicja said, “I can’t really answer that question now but I will think about it when the final decision is made.”

And while fans are eager to learn of Poland’s plans for Eurovision 2021, Alicja didn’t have any insider tidbits to share. When asked if she had any news, she simply said, “I don’t know, that’s a good question. I would like to know and tell you but the decision is out of my hands.”

Broadcaster TVP will be hosting Junior Eurovision 2020 in November and their Eurovision team is likely to be currently focused on producing that show.

Who do you want to see represent Poland next year? Do you think it should be Alicja again? What type of song do you want to hear Poland send to Rotterdam? Let us know in the comments below.

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Octopus
Octopus
3 months ago

Say no to Poland in esc. Say no to homophobia in esc. Boo Poland. Boo alicja. She will get awkward questions in ned and hate on social media #OpenUp #celebratingdiversity is she proud to represent such a homophobic country in none less but Eurovision? Shame!

Pineaple
Pineaple
3 months ago
Reply to  Octopus

Yeah because the whole of Poland is homophobic… get over yourself. Just because someone’s government has done some questionable things doesn’t make every polish person a bad person, so booing an artist just puts you in the wrong. Grow up pal and keep the politics out. Thanks.

Octopus
Octopus
3 months ago
Reply to  Pineaple

Polish people elected that government. So my point is valid. They don’t even hide they are phobic and they want to go to esc? Well get alicja sweat like a pig in ned. Again is she proud to represent such a country??

Pineaple
Pineaple
3 months ago
Reply to  Octopus

The party that won the Polish election did so with only 51% of all votes cast. This means that 49% of votes were against this party. So having a go at the whole country and all it’s people are both childish and unnecessary. Artists like Alicja or anyone else who may want to do Eurovision have no control over what their government chooses to do. It’s like when people booed the Tolmachevy Sisters in 2014… it achieved absolutely nothing. Also, why shouldn’t Poland take part in Eurovision just because it’s government has made a few questionable remarks? Eurovision isn’t an… Read more »

Dawid
Dawid
3 months ago
Reply to  Octopus

Talk like this more and they will use this as an excuse to withdraw saying its too LGBT heavy, just like Hungary did

Milan
Milan
3 months ago

Oh this is really exciting news. Can we hear about more things that are still not known?

Jake
Jake
3 months ago

I’m sure she will represent Poland the next year, I only hope she will have better song, Empires was… Dull.

Last edited 3 months ago by Jake
Colin
Colin
3 months ago

Empires is still on my playlist and in my top ten, so picking Alicja internally would be a logical choice. ŠNC isn’t necessarily a tradition to be upheld every single year. Good luck Alicja!

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
3 months ago

I really hope they select her, she won fair and square + she is an incredibly vocalist. If they would have paired her with a “less horrible song” she could have been serious competition.

Dawid
Dawid
3 months ago

Fair and square… Idk, but she won. I’m behind everyone who was selected for 2020

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
3 months ago

She deserves to go! Not only because she won the ticket in 2020, but also because she is an incredible singer in my opinion
Empires is a great song 🙂

sam
sam
3 months ago

maybe she could get a song that doesn’t sound like it was written before she was born… a young, talented, and beautiful girl such as herself shouldn’t be singing pretentious and dated ballads

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
3 months ago

Really glad to hear that Alicja is working on writing her own songs as she is definitely much more talented that the deadweight they saddled her with this year. I also hope that some of these songs are written in Polish as she still seems to struggle with her English, at least as a language to sing in.

Leo
Leo
3 months ago

She has potential
It would be a big mistake if they rule her out

Last edited 3 months ago by Leo
Joey
Joey
3 months ago

It would be good for her (and Poland) to have another chance to represent the country. But a Polish friend of mine told me that Sylwia Grzeszczak might take a chance as well.
But whatever the outcome is, a good song and staging is key. Both are good singers, no doubt about it. 🙂

Dawid
Dawid
3 months ago
Reply to  Joey

Its been speculated for years already. She’s hit or miss with her songs imo. It may end up terrible so Im not a huge fan of this idea

FanESC
FanESC
3 months ago

I always thought “Empires” could have been a surprising jury winner like Austria 2018 or North Macedonia 2019, or at least top 5 (or bottom 5), we’ll never know.

Esc2021rotterdam
Esc2021rotterdam
3 months ago

I wasn’t a fan of empires but alicja is an amazing singer and I hope poland will bring her back

Marc
Marc
3 months ago

I think TVP might choose internally Roksana Wegiel. She will be 16. Just a feeling

Last edited 3 months ago by Marc
Dawid
Dawid
3 months ago
Reply to  Marc

Why would she do that? She’s a winner with thriving career. She won’t risk not getting past semifinal, ever. That would ruin her reputation. Maybe if shes desperate in future.

Odd
Odd
3 months ago
Reply to  Marc

I also think that they haven’t announced anything yet because they can’t decide between Alicja and Roksana. Roksana had been kind of expected to participate once she’d turn 16. She’s won Junior, so everybody hopes she can win ESC as well.

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
3 months ago
Reply to  Odd

I think a fair outcome would be Alicja for 2021, and then Roksana for 2022. Or maybe pair them together as a duet.

Natka16k
Natka16k
3 months ago
Reply to  Marc

If I remember correctly, Roksana said that she will not go to ESC in the near future.

Generic Eurovision Fan
Generic Eurovision Fan
3 months ago

Alicja was in my top 10 this year.
I hope she returns
And I also hope we never see Szansa na Sukces used as a selection for ESC ever again

sam
sam
3 months ago

agree. it was messy and totally rigged

Joe
Joe
3 months ago

They definitely gave her a good team to work with in Szansa na sukces so I’d be surprised if they let her go this easily. She’s also incredibly talented. Then again, give it a year and Roksana Wegiel will be old enough to compete, and given the team that worked on “Empire,” they’re clearly champing at the bit to send their JESC star to the big leagues.

Joe
Joe
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

(“Empire” was also mad slept-on, it would’ve made the final for sure.)

Dawid
Dawid
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

They dont care about ESC enough to look for someone else when they already have Alicja. Some huge star (by Polish standards I mean) would have to show up with great song and maybe even staging concept ready for them to consider dropping Alicja.