Alicja Szemplińska will represent Poland at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
This afternoon the final of Szansa na Sukces took place in Warsaw, which featured three artists who sang for the chance to represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest.
The first half of the show featured a cover round, where the performers sang Eurovision winning songs. They were:
- Kasia Dereń – Satellite (Germany 2010)
- Alicja Szemplińska – Euphoria (Sweden 2012)
- Albert Černý – Fairytale (Norway 2009)
The artists then sang the songs which they would sing on the Eurovision stage. They were:
- Kasia Dereń – Count On Me – 3rd place (1 point televote, 1 point jury)
- Alicja Szemplińska – Empires – 1st place (5 points tevelote, 5 points jury)
- Albert Černý – Lucy – 2nd place (3 points televote, 3 points jury)
The winner was decided by public televote (50%) and jury voting (50%). On the jury was:
- Cleo – Represented Poland at Eurovision 2014
- Michał Szpak – Represented Poland at Eurovision 2016
- Gromee – Represented Poland at Eurovision 2018
Poland debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 alongside a number of other Eastern European countries. Their debut year saw their best result to date, as Edyta Gorniak finished in 2nd place with her song “To nie ja!”. Following this, Poland failed to repeat this initial success, managing a top 10 placing on only one other occasion during their initial 1994-2011 run in the contest. In 2012, following a string of non-qualifications, Poland withdrew from the contest due to financial difficulties. Since their return in 2014, they have been considerably more successful in the contest, having qualified for the final for every year up to 2017.