Poland | All about Szansa na Sukces
Szansa na Sukces is a competition organised by Polish broadcaster TVP that will select the artist and song for Eurovision 2020. The show will consist of three pre-recorded semi finals that will be broadcast on Polish television channel TVP2.
Semi final 1 - 2nd February
Semi final 2 - 9th February
Semi final 3 - 16th February
Grand final - 23rd February
In all of the shows, the participants will be judged by a jury made up of former Polish representatives in Eurovision:
Cleo (2014 alongside Donatan)
Michał Szpak (2016)
Each of the Semi-finals have a theme, in which the acts will sing a cover song related to the theme. The first semi final will be broadcast on February 2nd at 15:15 CET. All seven semi finalists will perform songs from ABBA's discography. The following seven artists competed in the first semi final, with one of them qualifying to the final:
Patryk Skoczyński - The Voice of Poland series 6 finalist
Emilia Sanecka - singer in the band 'Give It Louder' and participant in Polo TV Disco Star Program
Julia & Wiktoria Szlachta - finalists in "Chance of Success Opole" 2019
Kasia Dereń - backing vocalist for Gromee & Lukas Meijer in Eurovision 2018
Amelia Andryszczyk - Junior Eurovision national final 2015 finalist
Sargis Davtyan - winner of "Krajowy Festiwal Piosenki Polskiej w Opolu" 2019
Maja Hyży - participated in X Factor Poland and Eurovision 2018 national final
In the Final on 23 February, the finalists will each perform a cover and an original song, which will be their Eurovision song.
Check out our interview with Tulia from Poland at Eurovision 2019:
Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest
Poland has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 22 times since its debut in 1994. Poland's debut in the contest remains its most successful entry, with Edyta Górniak finishing second, and achieving the country's only top 5 placing to date.
The country reached the top ten for the second time with Ich Troje finishing seventh in 2003. Poland then failed to qualify from the semi-finals in six out of seven years between 2005 and 2011, before withdrawing from the contest in 2012 and 2013.
Since returning in 2014, Poland had qualified for the final between 2014 and 2017 consecutively, and achieving a third top ten finish in 2016, with Michał Szpak finishing eighth. Since 2018 the country has failed to qualify to the final.