Poland: Eurovision 2020 act and entry to be selected through “Szansa na Sukces” show
Change of direction for Poland as, the national broadcaster ,TVP, has decided to determine the next Eurovision representative through the music talent show Szansa na Sukces (A Chance For Success).
TVP , after Poland’s last two years of failure to reach the Grand final has decided to make a change to the format of national selection and is opting this year for the music talent show Szansa na Sukces (A Chance For Success) the method to select the Eurovision 2020 act.
The show consists of 3 semi final round, during which we will see 6 or 7 acts will compete. In each show there will be a special guest, some songs of which will be performed by the competing acts. A special three member jury formed by past Eurovision participants will determine which act will be the winner of each show and qualify to the final.
During the final show the three candidates will perform two songs, one cover of a well known song and one song they want to perform at Eurovision. The final winner will be selected by public and jury voting.
TVP has already open the submission window for interested act that can apply uo to January 13. The first semi final show will be held on February 2.
Szansa na sukces ( A Chance for Success) was one of the first popular talent shows on Polish channel TVP2. The show ran from 14 November 1993 to 29 April 2012. In the program aspiring singers performed covers of smash hit singles by legendary Polish recording artist bands which were invited to the show (one band/artist each show). The original singer/group chose the winner who sang the same song at the main annual concert in Sala Kongresowa in Palace of Culture and Science. The show was presented by Wojciech Mann.
In summer 2019, TVP2 confirmed a reboot but with a different format. This reboot featured young singers aged 9 to 14 hoping to represent Poland at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 and the result was fully satifiying as the winner of it, Viki Gabor achieved a second consecutive victory for Poland in the competition.
THE EUROVISION STORY SO FAR
Poland debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 with Edyta Gorniak‘s To nie ja, achieving the best result for the country uo to date. The country which has participated 21 times in the contest and counts mixed results . It has managed a top 10 placing only three times. Due to poor results and financial issues and was absent from the competition for three consecutive years until their return in 2014.
In 2018 Gromee feat Lukas Meijer represented the countey with their song Light me up but unfortunately were left out of the grand final. In 2019 Tulia with “Fire of Love (Pali się)“ represented the country but failed to reach the grand final as they finished 11th in the first semi final .