Alicja Szemplinska is the next qualifier in Poland

Alicja Szemplinska has won the second semi-final of Szansa na Sukces in Poland. She did so by singing a cover of Poland’s most successful Eurovision song, Edyta Gorniak’s “To Nie Ja”.

For Eurovision 2020, Poland is using the long-running Szansa na Sukces franchise to find its act and song for Rotterdam and hoping to change their fortunes at the contest. The same approach landed them a victory at Junior Eurovision 2019. Last week the competition kicked off and crowned Kasia Dereń as its first finalist.

There is a different theme every week and this week’s theme was Eurovision hits. Seven singers performed their interpretations of Eurovision classics. Again it was up to the jury of former Eurovision participants Michal Szpak, Cleo and Gromee to decide which one performer should progress to the final. This week it was Alicja.

Poland’s Szansa na Sukces semi final 2 results

The full line-up was:

1. Damian Kulej – “Heroes”
2. Paulina Czapla – “Amar Pelos Dois” – Honourable mention
3. Weronika Curyło –”Dschinghis Khan” – Honourable mention
4. Stashka – ”If I were sorry”
5. Saszan – “Congratulations”
6. Alicja Szemplińska – “To Nie Ja”
7. Aleksandra Nykiel – “Save Your Kisses For Me”