POLAND – TVP, Poland’s national broadcaster, has finally revealed their method for selecting contestants for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Krajowe Eliminacije is set to return on February 19, 2022.
Poland had hinted that they would be chosen internally in late December of last year, after the song “Paranoia” by Polish singer Daria received rave reviews.
Since then, Poland has been extending the deadline for selection until rumours surfaced a few days ago that TVP would be bringing back their former national final, Krajowe Eliminacije.
Today, TVP confirmed the return of their national selection and revealed the ten acts that will compete.
Aside from Daria, the cast also includes Kuba Szmajkowski, who has been heavily rumoured. Lidia Kopania (“I don’t want to leave”), the 2009 representative, is also present, as is Krystian Ochman, the American-born winner of The Voice Poland 2020, and Unmute, a group of deaf musicians whose song is performed in Polish sign language.
Poland’s best result in the competition was a second-place finish in their first year (1994) with “To nie ja!” by Edyta Górniak.
Poland has had one of the worst performance rates in Eurovision since then, with their most recent top 10 coming in 2016 (Micha Szpak, “Color of your life,” 8th place).
Last year’s participant, the Wheel-of-Fortune host Rafa Brzozowski, finished 14th in the second semifinal in Rotterdam.
- Ania Byrcyn – “Dokąd”
- Daria – “Paranoia”
- Emilia Dębska (Mila) – “All I Need”
- Karolina Lizer – “Czysta Woda”
- Karolina Stanisławczyk & Toro Chica – “Move”
- Krystian Ochman – “River”
- Kuba Szmajkowski – “Lovesick”
- Lidia Kopania – “Why Does It Hurt?”
- Siostry Szlachta – “Drogowskazy”
- Unmute – “Głośniej Niż Decybele”
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