Polish broadcaster TVP have revealed they are to use revived television talent show “Szansa Na Sukces” to choose their entry for this years contest. The popular show ran for nearly 20 years until its final edition in 2012, but was revived last year to select their entrant for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Viki Gabor. Viki soared to victory at the Junior edition in November and now TVP are hoping that success can be transferred to the main contest.
The show will consist of three semi-finals with just one act making it through automatically to the grand final, due to be held on February 23rd. This will be decided by a currently unknown panel of judges. There will be a guest artist each week and competing entrants will have to perform a cover version of one of their songs. In addition to the 3 Semi-final winners, the judges will choose a wildcard act from any of the semis to join them, making a 4 artist final selection. Full details of all the rules and regulations can be found on the Szansa Na Sukces Facebook page.
The competition is only open to Polish nationals with applications for artists and composers only open until 12th January.
The use of Szansa Na Sukces marks a change in direction for the Polish broadcaster TVP following last years internal section of Tulia and previous National Final show – Krajowe Eliminacje. Last year Tulia finished 11th in their semi-final with 120 points and therefore failed to qualify despite a powerful performance.
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