Lena Marzec has won the first semi-final of Szansa na Sukces – Eurowizja Junior 2020 which was broadcast this afternoon.
Lena Marzec who competed in the same series of The Voice Kids as Viki Gabor, is the first finalist in this years Polish Junior Eurovision selection. The young singer was coached by Tomson & Baron in the second series of The Voice Kids and was eliminated just before the final which Viki went on to finish as a runner-up.
The six artists who were knocked out in the show were:
- Amelia Karczewska
- Hanna Dzieniewicz
- Mikołaj Gajowy
- Gabriela Łukasik
- Aurelia Radecka
- Antonina Biesiadecka
Lena was selected by a jury formed of:
- Viki Gabor – Winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019
- Edyta Gorniak – Represented Poland on their debut at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994
- Piotr Rubik – Composer of the Polish entry for Junior Eurovision in 2016
In the final on September 27, the three finalists will perform two songs. They will perform a song selected by the producers, plus the song they wish to represent Poland with in Warsaw. The winner will be determined by 50% jury vote and 50% SMS voting, in the event of a tie the act that received the most points from the jury wins.
Image Source: Jan Bogacz – TVP
Poland participated in the first Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003. After two consecutive last place finishes, they withdrew from the contest and did not return until 2016. From there on, Poland’s fortunes in the contest reversed resulting in Roksana Węgiel winning in 2018 with “Anyone I Want to Be”. In 2019, the contest was hosted in the Polish city of Gliwice. Viki Gabor won on home ground with “Superhero”, giving Poland a second consecutive victory.