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.