TVP has revealed that it will be broadcasting ‘Alicja Szemplińska – Droga do Eurowizji’ ahead of Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light.
The Polish public broadcaster is set to broadcast a 30 minute documentary focusing on Alicja who was due to represent Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Alicja Szemplińska – Droga do Eurowizji (Alicja Szemplińska – Road to Eurovision), will be broadcast on TVP1 on May 16 at 20:30 CET, the show will take viewers behind the scenes of Poland’s preparations for Eurovision 2020.
TVP has currently not stated whether Alicja will be selected to represent Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, or whether a new selection show will be held for next years contest.
Source: Dziennik Eurowizyjny
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.