Polish national finalist Alicja Szemplińska
Polish national finalist Alicja Szemplińska Photo: TVP

Poland goes with Alicja Szemplińska for Eurovision 2020

Alicja will represent Poland in the first half of the 2nd Semi-Final with the song 'Empires'. She received full marks from both the jury and the Polish public via televote. With a total of 10 points, she beat Lake Malawi's Albert Černý (6 points) and Kasia Dereń (2 points).

During the climax of Poland's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, the 3 finalists Albert Černý, Kasia Dereń and Alicja Szemplińska performed both a cover of a previous winning Eurovision song and their potential participating song for Rotterdam.

About Alicja

The 17-year-old Alicja Szemplińska comes from the Polish city of Ciechanów and rose to fame when she won The Voice of Poland in 2019.

Polish Eurovision 2020 representative Alicja SzemplińskaTVP

The show

Alicja sang Euphoria by Loreen (Sweden 2012) and her own song Empires.

Polish national finalist Alicja SzemplińskaTVP

Kasia performed a cover of Lena's Satellite (Germany 2010) and the original song Count On Me.

Albert took on Alexander Rybak's Fairytale (Norway 2009) and performed the Lake Malawi song Lucy.

You might recognize Albert from Lake Malawi, last year's representatives for the Czech Republic! Even though Albert is Czech, he went to school in Poland and therefore has a strong connection to the country.

The vote

The outcome of Poland's national selection was decided for 50% by the Polish voting audience through televote, and for 50% by a jury.

Szansa na Suckces 2020 resultsTVP

The jury consisted of Anna Cyzowska-Andura, Grzegorz Urban and Konrad Smuga. In case of a tie, the jury vote would prevail. Former Polish Eurovision participants Cleo, Gromee and Michał Szpak were invited as guests.

Do you think that Alicja Szemplińska will take Poland to the Grand Final in Rotterdam? Let us know in the comments!

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