The Polish jury for Eurojury 2020 is formed of three members, consisting of Ifi Ude, Saszan, and Aleksandra Nykiel.
Each voting nation is represented by a jury consisting of past Eurovision, Junior Eurovision, national final participants and special guests. Each juror is asked to form a ranking of their favourite competing songs which is combined with the other jurors in their country.
Originally from Nigeria, Ifi Ude moved to Poland at the age of three. In 2014 she was nominated for the Debut of the Year at the highly acclaimed Fryderyk Awards in Poland.
In 2018 she entered “Krajowe Eliminacje” in a bid to represent Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest. Her entry “Love is Stronger” finished 4th in the competition.
Prior to her attempt at Eurovision, she recorded her self-titled album “Ifi Ude” in 2013, featuring her singles “ArkTika” and “My Baby Gone”.
Roksana Pindor is a singer in Poland best known as her stage name Saszan. She won the Best Artist at the Young Stars Festival in 2015. Following on from this she signed to Universal Music.
The young artist has two albums to her credit, releasing “RSP” in 2014 and later “Hologram” in 2018. Her first album managed to reach #2 in the Polish Album Charts.
Saszan has taken in the Polish selection twice before. In 2018, she competed with the song “Nie chcę ciebie mniej”. Earlier this year, shewas revealed as a contestant on “Szansa na Sukces – Eurowizja 2020”, competing to represent Poland at this year’s contest. She appeared at the second semi final of the competition where she had to perform a cover of a former Eurovision song. Her cover of “Congratulations” sadly didn’t earn her a place in the final.
Aleksandra Nykiel is a Polish singer and musician. In 2019 she participated in show “Szansa na Sukces” in the city of Opole. She went on to win the competition, which earned her the right to perform at the Opole Festival in the same year in the Newcomer category. She began singing at the age of seven and enjoys singing as it gives hope and happiness.
Aleksandra returned to the show “Szansa na Sukces” in 2020 which was now used as Poland’s selection show for Eurovision. Like Saszan she was placed in the semi final where she had to perform a Eurovision cover. Her performance of “Save Your Kisses For Me” did not secure her a place in the selection final.
The Polish Votes
As revealed previously, in alphabetical order, the top 10 countries selected by the Polish jury are:
- Lithuania (Top 3)
- The Netherlands (Top 3)
- Romania (Top 3)
Poland will feature in the 2nd position in the second semi final of Eurojury 2020 on Wednesday the 29th of April. Poland were due to be represented in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 by Alicja with the song “Empire”.
About Eurojury 2020
Eurojury will return in 2020 for the eighth broadcast of the most accurate simulation of Eurovision results. 180 Eurovision winners, past participants, national finalists and a handful of special guests are due to take part in this year’s edition, which will be broadcast live on Showcase, by Eurovoix on May 1st.
For the past two years, Eurojury has correctly identified the winner of Eurovision with both Netta and Duncan Laurence topping the overall leaderboard in Eurojury and the Eurovision Song Contest itself. Eurojury also correctly identified four out of the top five acts in the final in Tel Aviv.
For a fifth consecutive year, Rob Lilley will present the coverage. This will be the third time he has been the sole presenter following two editions with a co-host – 2016 with Karl William Lund and in 2019 with Alice Chapman.
Directing the show once again will be Samuel Deakin – he has conducted this role on every edition of Eurojury. Heading up the production will be James Rowe after he co-produced the broadcast in 2019.
We’re pleased that we have partnerships with multiple trusted Eurovision brands this year: Eurovision Hub, Aussievision, ESCXTRA, Eurovision Showcase and The Euro Trip. Each brand will be supporting Eurojury 2020 in the run-up to the three broadcasts on April April 27, April 29 and May 01.
Follow all the latest updates about this year’s broadcasts on eurovoix.com as well as on Twitter, @Eurovoix and @Eurojury2020.