Four more of the jurors for Szansa na Sukces: Eurowizja Junior 2021 have been revealed.
Four more jurors have been revealed as taking part in Szansa na Sukces: Eurowizja Junior 2021, the Polish selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The additional jurors include the Polish representative at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2020 and the Polish entrant for Eurovision in 2014.
Featuring as jurors in the remaining two episodes are:
- Cleo – Polish Eurovision 2014 act and Polish Musician
- Ala Tracz- Poland Junior Eurovision 2020 singer
- Misha Kostrzewski – Dancer and Juror on the TVP show “You Can Dance“
- Ray Wilson – Scottish Musician
Featuring as jurors on one of the episodes is:
- Viki Gabor – Junior Eurovision 2019 winner
- Maryla Rodowicz – Musician and Eurovision juror
- Ida Nowakowska – TVP presenter and co-host of Junior Eurovision 2019 and 2020
The twenty-one acts competing in the selection have already been chosen from castings held at the start of this month. Singers aged 9 and 14 years of age can take part. No official news has yet been revealed regarding the names of singers that have been selected so far but it is believed that among the potential participants is Marianna Józefina Piątkowska. Marianna Józefina Piątkowska performed at Junior Eurovision 2019 and has been the Polish spokesperson for the past two years. It is also speculated that the winner of the voice kids Sara Egwu-James is taking part.
The Polish representative for Junior Eurovision 2021 will be selected on September 26 in the final of Szansa na Sukces: Eurowizja Junior 2021. In the final, three jurors will return, one from each show, they will determine 50% of the result. The remaining 50% will be determined by a public vote.
The final will be a live broadcast which will see both a Jury and the public selected Polish singer and song for this year’s Junior Eurovision in France. The interval act for the show is set to include Eurovision hits from past stars of the show and compositions from the film “Akademia Pana Kleksa”.
Poland hosted Junior Eurovision 2020 and Ala Tracz represented the host nation in Warsaw with “I’ll Be Standing”. She finished 9th with 90 points. Poland finished 9th with both the juries and the public vote.
Image Source: EBU/Stijn Smulders | Source: eurowizija.org
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.