Alicja Szemplińska appears to have been heavily hinting that she will be returning to the Eurovision Song Contest for 2021.
Alicja Szemplińska who was originally selected to represent Poland at Eurovision 2020, appears to be heavily hinting that she will be returning to this years contest in Rotterdam. The singer last night on Instagram, posted to her story a photo featuring songwriter Piotr Walicki in a recording studio. Piotr then reposted the images to his story adding the Dutch flag in a Eurovision heart. Piotr is a songwriter who has previously worked with Alicija on new releases during the past year.
TVP has yet to state how they will select their representative for Eurovision 2021 or if they will be internally selecting Alicja for the contest in May. Polish Eurovision websites have observed that it is now getting too late for TVP to launch a Szansa na sukces based selection process due to the number of episodes and persons involved.
Who is Alicja?
Alicja Szemplińska was born on April 29 2002 in Ciechanów in north-central Poland. As a child, she took singing lessons at a local community centre and sang in a church choir. At the age of 12, she started taking professional singing lessons.
She first came to fame after winning the TVP2 series Hit, Hit, Hurra! and got to attend vocal lessons with Seth Riggs, Michael Jackson’s vocal coach, as part of her prize. She later won the tenth series of The Voice of Poland in 2019. Shortly after winning, she released her debut single “Prawie my” (Almost us).
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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.