Country
🇵🇱 Poland
Second Semi-Final
Starts 8th
Song
Empires
Written by
Patryk Kumor, Dominic Buczkowski-Wojtaszek, Laurell Barker, Frazer Mac
Composed by
Fraser Mac, Patryk Kumor, Dominic Buczkowski-Wojtaszek, Laurell Barker, Reece Pullinger, Maria Broberg
Broadcaster
Telewizja Polska

17-year-old Alicja Szemplińska was born and raised in Ciechanów, near Warsaw. She won The Voice of Poland 2019 and was loved by the audience for her voice and unique performances of songs we all know and love. "R&B and Soul have always been by my side. I grew up with this music and always enjoyed it the most."

Alicja, like every teenager, has big dreams. She also dares to fulfil them. At the age of 14, after winning a TV music program, Alicja met with Michael Jackson's vocal trainer, Seth Riggs, who helped her develop her voice. In her spare time, Alicja fills her notebook with verses and rhymes with the hopes that they will see the light of the world very soon. She collaborated with Neve from the UK on her first single Almost We, which resulted in millions of views online.

Alicja sees Empires as an important song in terms of how we treat planet Earth and life itself. "We are a threat to the planet. The song tells about the mechanism of destruction and difficult issues in our present world. People tend to build empires, and they become blind to what is important. They become obsessed, and it provides them to distraction. But there is hope because we rise and fall; it is the circle of life, but the question remains, why? Do we have to repeat the same scenario all the time? We build and destroy...maybe we should learn."

Lyrics of Empires

Ashes to ashes dust into dust I'll follow you through black Try to forgive that I'm not awake I'm dreaming this dream could last No looking down There's fool's gold in our eyes Burning an empire Happens so easy Playing with fire Maybe it's you and me Burning an empire Is it our fault we Rise and fall Like moth to a flame Like birds to a pane of glass Hoping for change but we do the same We're gasoline and a match No looking down There's fool's gold in our eyes Burning an empire Happens so easy Playing with fire Maybe it's you and me Burning an empire Is it our fault we Rise and fall We just want it all Used to be a tower so tall Now we're holding up, crumbling walls We rise and fall Moth to a flame as we do the same Like a bird to a pane of glass Burning an empire Happens so easy Playing with fire Maybe it's you and me Burning an empire Is it our fault we Rise and fall

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