This weekend saw the return and the second episode of the Polish national selection for Junior Eurovision, known as Szansa Na Sukces. Here, another batch of young and hopefully upcoming talented singers, competed in order to advance to the final, which is set to be held in less than 2 weeks.
Szansa Na Sukces 2022 – Junior Eurovision – Semi-final 2
The popular Polish singing show, has been in recent years used as a method, to select for Junior Eurovision, since 2019, and even for Eurovision as well back in 2020. The Polish broadcaster (TVP) found success in this format for the young artists, and so has opted to do it for 2022 as well.
Last week, the first 7 young artists had their go on the stage, where each competitor had to perform a cover version of a song from a specific theme. Last weeks theme was “international hits“, while this weeks theme instead was “Polish Junior Eurovision“.
Poland does indeed have a history by now at the Junior Eurovision, and has been present 8 times in total. Twice back when the junior edition made it’s debut, and every year since the country’s return in 2016. Despite the options, only 5 past Polish Junior Eurovision songs were performed and 2 other acts were allowed to sing the “common song” from when Poland hosted the Junior Eurovision instead.
These were the following 7 acts who performed, with their song listed as well:
- Kornelia Sadowska – Superhero (Poland ’19 JESC)
- Amelia Borkowska – I’ll Be Standing (Poland ’20 JESC)
- Zosia Szuca – Somebody (Poland ’21 JESC)
- Aleksander Maląg – Mój Dom (Poland ’17 JESC)
- Julia Kostyła – Anyone I Want To Be (Poland ’18 JESC)
- Lena Wójcicka – Share The Joy (Common song ’19 JESC)
- Victoria Konys – #MoveTheWorld (Common song ’20 JESC)
In the end, it was Aleksander Maląg who could claim himself as the winner of the second semi-final, which was all decided by a in person jury panel, consisting of the following 3 members:
- Lanberry (Composer of Poland ’18 & ’19 JESC)
- Viki Gabor (JESC Winner & Poland ’19)
- Marek Sierocki (Polish JESC commentator)
Aleksander Maląg will now join last weeks winners Laura Bączkiewicz and Natalia Smaś in the final, which will be held on the 25h of September, with the winner of the final getting to represent Poland in Yerevan, Armenia.
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