Poland: TVP confirms a national final for Eurovision 2022 and unveils the participants

Poland: TVP confirms a national final for Eurovision 2022 and unveils the participants
Friday, 14 January 2022

  • The Polish national broadcaster, TVP , has confirmed a national final for Eurovision 2022 and unveiled today the competing acts of the selection. 

    Change of direction for TVP, who are switching to a national selection in order to determine the Polish Eurovision 2022 representative. Last year TVP has internally selected Rafal for Rotterdam to perform 'The Rida', while in 2020 Alicja and her song “Empires” were selected through the televised show “Szansa na Sukces". 

    Whilst initial plan talked for a internal selection this year too, TVP has opted for a national final which will see 10 competing acts battle for the ticket to Turin. The national final is set for February 19, 2022

    The 10 acts that will take part in the national final are: 

    • Unmute – “Głośniej niż decybele” (Louder than decibels)
    • Karolina Stanisławczyk & Chica Toro – “Move”
    • Emilia Dębska (Mila) – “All I need”
    • Daria – “Paranoia”
    • Krystian Ochman – “River”
    • Lidia Kopania – “Why does it hurt”
    • Kuba Szmajkowski – “Lovesick”
    • Karolina Lizer – “Czysta woda” (Clean water)
    • Siostry Szlachta – “Drogowskazy” (Signposts)
    • Ania Byrcyn – “Dokąd” (Where)

    Among the contestants we see Lidia Kopania who represented Poland in Eurovision 2009 performing the song  “I Don’t Wanna Leave”.


    Poland in Eurovision 

    Poland debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 with Edyta Gorniak‘s To nie ja, achieving the best result for the country uo to date. The country which has participated 21 times in the contest and counts mixed results . It has managed a top 10 placing only three times. Due to poor results and financial issues and was absent from the competition for three consecutive years until their return in 2014.

    In 2018 Gromee feat Lukas Meijer represented the countey with their song Light me up but unfortunately were left out of the grand final. In 2019 Tulia with “Fire of Love (Pali się)“ represented the country but failed to reach the grand final as they finished 11th in the first semi final .

    In 2020 Alicja Szemplińska was set to represent the nation in Rotterdam with her song Empires, following her win in the national final “Szansa na sukces 2020″ . However the contest was cancelled due to the covid-19 outbreak and Alicja never had the chance to perform her entry on Rotterdam Ahoy's stage. 

    Last year  Rafał Brzozowski was internally selected to represent Poland in Rotterdam with his song "The Ride". The Polish act despite his energetic performance on stage didn't make it to the Grand final show. 

    News Source:TVP