The winner of Szansa na Sukces: Eurowizja Junior 2022 has been chosen. Laura Bączkiewicz will represent Poland with ‘To The Moon’ at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 to be held in Yerevan, Armenia on December 11.
Szansa na Sukces: Eurowizja Junior 2022
Poland’s national final, Szansa na Sukces: Eurowizja Junior 2022 took place at the TVP studios in Warsaw. After three prior elimination rounds, the remaining four finalists competed in two rounds. In the first round the four acts performed the songs they had previously in the Semi-Finals. Afterwards a 50/50 jury and public vote decided the singers to advance into the Super-Final.
The jury included:
- Konrad Smuga (Stage Director for Poland at Junior Eurovision)
- Grzegorz Urban (Music Director, Szansa na Sukces)
- Anna Cyzowska-Andura (Entertainment Agency Director TVP)
As well as this, a panel of Rafal (Eurovision 2021), Viki Gabor (JESC 2019) and Marek Sierocki gave their professional opinions on the performances. Although they had no voting power.
|1||Natalia Smaś||‘Rain On Me’ (Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande)||Eliminated|
|2||Ida Wargskog||‘Arcade’ (Duncan Laurence)||Eliminated|
|3||Aleksander Maląg||‘Somebody’ (Sara James)||Advanced|
|4||Laura Bączkiewicz||‘Hold My Hand’ (Lady Gaga)||Advanced|
During the Super-Final the remaining two artists performed their intended entry for the Yerevan contest. Following the performances, once again the 50/50 jury and public voting had their say to select the winner to represent Poland at Junior Eurovision 2022. The winning song was ‘To The Moon’ by Laura Bączkiewicz.
|1||Laura Bączkiewicz||‘To The Moon’||10||10||20|
|2||Aleksander Maląg||‘On My Way’||8||8||16|
Junior Eurovision 2022
The 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held on December 11th in the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concert Complex in Yerevan, Armenia. This will be the second time that Yerevan will host the competition, after their previous hosting in 2011. Overall a total of 16 countries will ‘Spin The Magic’ in the Caucasus nation later this year.
- Armenia (Host)
- Georgia – Mariam Bigvava
- Kazakhstan – David Charlin
- Netherlands – Luna
- North Macedonia – Lara Trpčeska and Irina Davidovska
- Poland – Laura Bączkiewicz
- Portugal – Nicolas Alves
- Ukraine – Zlata Dyzunka
- United Kingdom
Poland in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Back in 2003 Poland made their Junior Eurovision debut in the inaugural contest held in Copenhagen, with Kasia Żurawik and her entry ‘Coś mnie nosi’. During the final, they placed 16th and last overall with 3 points. After another last place the following year, Poland took a break from the contest before making a comeback in 2016. Since that early setback, Poland have become a powerhouse in the Junior contest. with 5 top 10 placings in the last six years. Their best results came in 2018 and 2019 with back to back victories for Roksana Węgiel and Viki Gabor.
Last year the public and jury selected Sara James with, ‘Somebody’ for the Paris final through Szansa na Sukces: Eurowizja Junior 2021. During the contest they placed second overall with 218 points.
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