Poland: 'Szansa na Sukces: Eurowizja Junior 2021' jury members unveiled
The members who form the jury panel of this year's 'Sukces: Eurowizja Junior 2021', the show that will determine the Polish Junior Eurovision 2021 hopeful, have been revealed.
The show 'Szansa na Sukces' ( Chance for Success) will serve for the thrid time as the selection format for the Polish representative for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. As in previous years, this year's format will consist of four rounds. The first three will be the qualifying heats through which the participants of the final show will be selected, which will take place on September 26.
Recordings of the the first three pre-qualifying rounds of the show have already taken place in the Polish broadcaster's studios, during which the jurors that will sit on the jury panel's couch have gone public. With the three elimination rounds set to hit the screen on September 5, 12 and 19, on one of the episodes the following jury members were spotted:
- Viki Gabor – Junior Eurovision 2019 winner
- Maryla Rodowicz – Musician and Eurovision juror
- Ida Nowakowska – TVP presenter and co-host of Junior Eurovision 2019 and 2020
The 2021 format
In the three episodes of the first phase, we will see a total of 21 young candidate performers (7 people in each round), which have been previously selected during auditions. Among the acts that showed up in the auditions was Marianna Józefina Piątkowska , who entered the competition in 2019 and announced the voting results of the Polish jury for two years. It is not known whether Sara Egwu-James , the winner of The Voice Kids, will appear in this year's edition . Notably, several former participants of The Voice Kids have taken part in the show in the recent years.
Performing acts will be judged by a jury consisting of two or three jurors. We will see a different jury in each episode. In the final, which will take place live, three jurors from previous episodes will sit on the couch. Who will represent Poland at Eurovision Junior 2021, will be decided by the committee appointed by the organizer, as well as the viewers in the SMS voting. In case of a tie, the votes of the jury are decisive.
Poland in Junior Eurovision
Poland’s first participation at the competition was in 2003, while she was absent the years 2005 – 2015. The country’s worst result came in 2004 when it finished 17th . In 2018 with Roksana Węgiel the country scored its first victory in Minsk, Belarus with her entry Anyone I Want To Be , which was followed by a second in a row win with Viki Gabor and her song "Superhero" in Gliwice- Silesia.
Last year, Ala Tracz represented the nationl with the song “I’ll Be Standing” and came 9th with 90 points.
News Source: eurowizja.org