Poland: Alicja Tracz to represent the host country at Junior Eurovision 2020
Alicja Tracz will represent Poland on home soil at the 18th edition of Junior Eurovision in Warsaw after winning the final show of Szansa na Sukces-Eurowizja junior 2020 with her entry I’ll be standing .
Following three semi final heats , the final show featured three cts performing one cover song chosen by the producers and the entry they wanted to represent the nation with. The result was determined by public and jury voting. The jury consisted of Viki Gabor ( JESC 2019 winner) , Cleo ( Poland ESC 2014) and Dawid KwiatKowski (singer-songwriter).
During the final show Lena Marzec , Agata Serwin and Alicja Tracz performed “Superhero”, “Can’t Stop the feeling” and “Mam te moc” repsectively. Once the performances were completed and the votes were counted the results turned out as below:
- Lena Marzec – You & Me ( 6 + 6 points) 2nd
- Agata Serwin – What I’m made of ( 1 + 1 points) 3rd
- Alicja Tracz – I’ll be standing ( 5 + 5 points ) 1st
The winning song has been written by Gromee ( Poland ESC 2018) and his wife Sara Chmiel- Gromala like all the competing songs.
A few words about Alicja
Alicja Tracz was one of the youngest participants in the third edition of “The Voice Kids 3” – she was 9 years old then. In the second episode (blind auditions), she performed “I’ll be there” and chose Dawid Kwiatkowski (who was also the juror of the episode “Szansa na Sukces” in which she performed) as her mentor . In the battles, she performed “Don’t Worry About Me” together with Karina Kowalska and Józia Karnkowska and she was promoted further. In the sing-off, she again presented “I’ll be there” and entered the first round of the final with Marcin Maciejczak .
Alongside with her older sister, Ola, recorded the song “Przed nami cały świat” (“The Whole World Before Us”), and performed together at the concert on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the birth of John Paul II. They also took part in Domowy Graniu z Eska.pl. Ali’s vocal instructor is Agnieszka Wiechnik , and the singer is under the care of the Janów Cultural Center. It was there that she recorded her cover of the Eurovision film “To nie ja”. She also performed this song as a representative of Poland during the “Smiles of the Sea” competition in Bulgaria.