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  • Writer's pictureHayley Bessell

Poland: Aussievision's 'Tu bije serce Europy!' 2023 song rankings



This Sunday night (Monday morning in Australia), Poland will hold their Eurovision national final 'Tu bije serce Europy! Wybieramy hit na Eurowizję', where they will choose who Poland will send to the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool this year.


The voting will be a 50/50 split between jury and public vote and the show will be held in Warsaw. Voters will have 20 votes per phone and if there is a tie, the winner will be chosen by the jury vote. The three hosts are Aleksander Sikora, Ida Nowakowska and Małgorzata Tomaszewska.


Ahead of the national final this weekend, 11 members of the Aussievision team have ranked the Polish songs from first to tenth place with points awarded in the usual Eurovision system (ie. 1st = 12 points, 2nd = 8 points, etc.). Rankings are made on personal taste, not a prediction on how the songs will place on the night.


Let's have a look!



10. Ahlena - 'Booty (45 points)


Highs: 12 points from John Christian; 10 points from Craig

Lows: 1 point from Fleur, Kyriakos, Stef, Emma and Alana



"The title may sound appealing, but the song could massively dwarf the competition over Jann's 'Gladiator'. ~John Christian


"Is this particularly good? Uh. Well. Would I nonetheless find it very funny if Poland sent a song with lyrics like "you should see the way my bumbum jiggles" and the hook "booty booty booty booty booty so fat" to Eurovision? You betcha! No notes, full marks Poland." ~Craig



9. Yan - 'Champion' (47 points)


Highs: 7 points from Zhi; 6 points from Cooper

Lows: 2 points from Hayley and Hugo; 1 point from Steven




8. Maja Hyży - 'Never Hide' (50 points)


Highs: 10 points from Emma; 7 points from Kyriakos

Lows: 2 points from Fleur and John Christian; 1 point from Cooper, Hayley and Hugo




7. Natasza - 'Lift U Up' (51 points)


Highs: 6 points from Craig and Alana; 5 points from Cooper

Lows: 3 points from Emma; 2 points from Zhi




6. Kuba Szmajkowski - 'You Do Me' (56 points)


Highs: 7 points from Stef and Alana; 6 points from Fleur and Hugo

Lows: 3 points from John Christian and Steven; 2 points from Emma



5. Felivers - 'Never Back Down' (65 points)


Highs: 10 points from Zhi and Steven; 8 points from Fleur and Kyriakos

Lows: 2 points from Cooper; 1 point from Craig



"This band has a great youthful energy and wonderful costumes – they could be Poland’s answer to Maneskin. English lyrics a little predictable, but love the interspersion of Polish in there as well. Overall a solid, catchy act. Thinking strategically as an Australian though kind of hope they don’t win as I’m worried they will compete for the same ‘rock’ vote in the second half of the second final (even though they are different types of rock)." ~Zhi


"A decent pop-rock boy band style entry with a boppy chorus. Unusually for me, the spoken section works (possibly because it’s not in English - which always gets a bonus point from me). Overall, a listenable and reasonably catchy song." ~Steven



4. Dominik Dudek - 'Be Good' (80 points)


Highs: 12 points from Fleur and Stef; 8 points from Cooper and Alana

Lows: 2 points from Craig; 1 point from John Christian



"I like the folk-pop going on here. It’s a nice catchy song that would not be out of place on a Triple J playlist. It’s probably my favourite song in this National Final because it’s a bit more memorable than the others. It will be interesting to see how Dominik connects with the audience." ~ Fleur


"This is my type of music, it makes me so happy, I love his voice, and it's just a great song. Like being wrapped in a beautiful warm hug." ~ Stef



3. Blanka - 'Solo' (96 points)


Highs: 12 points from Zhi; 10 points from Hayley, Cooper and Kyriakos

Lows: 3 points from Fleur; 2 points from Alana



"This is solid, well produced pop and you really can’t go wrong with that. It’s fun and Blanka seems like she could deliver a great live performance." ~ Cooper


"What a cracker of a track! She oozes sex appeal and confidence so I would love to see how that transfers to the live performance. Yep - this is really good. Fun, simple pop music!" ~ Hayley


"What a catchy little number, no wonder 'Solo' is smashing it on Spotify streaming with over 10 million streams. The chorus is an earworm. Cannot wait to see what Blanka does with her staging." ~ Kyriakos


"Would be fantastic to see Poland bring a bit of the Caribbean to the Eurovision stage – this is a great summertime tune! Blanka is following in the footsteps of Polish Eurovision national final legend Margaret. After several years of dated tracks at Eurovision, this is exactly what Poland needs to put their finger on the pulse of popular music. A bit concerned though that like Daria last year because this song has been playing for months, despite the high YouTube viewing figures, this will experience a bit of voter fatigue in the final." ~ Zhi



2. Alicja - 'New Home' (102 points)


Highs: 12 points from Kyriakos and Craig; 10 points from Fleur, John Christian, Hugo and Alana

Lows: 2 points from Stef



"WOW!! This ballad is so beautiful, her voice is so unique and haunting, the song is so enchanting. It's a sophisticated ballad that just hits you right in the chest. Also I would love to see her finally get the chance to go to Eurovision." ~Kyriakos


"This is no doubt the jury winner and is probably the best written song in this National Final. Alicja is by far the best singer here but the song is not exactly my cup of tea, although I prefer it to most of the songs in this list. It’s a great showcase of her voice and I respect that she is a co-writer of this song. The subject matter makes for the current state in Europe and affects many Polish people. So it’s great to highlight that perspective." ~Fleur


"She was robbed of her chance to perform in the Eurovision stage because of COVID, she will not lose it again!" ~John Christian


"Wait, where did this come from? This is jazzy, melancholic and significantly more appealing than Alicja's 2020 entry, "Empires". It's perhaps slightly too subtle to do real damage at Eurovision, but there's genuine emotion here, and I can't wait for Alicja's live vocal. A very pleasant surprise!" ~Craig


"Her voice is so strong. She just owns this song." ~ Alana



1. Jann - 'Gladiator' (104 points)


Highs: 12 points from Cooper, Hayley, Steven, Hugo and Alana; 10 points from Stef

Lows: 2 points from Kyriakos; 1 point from Zhi



"It’s a standout from this pack of songs, the gothic production, epic melody and Jann’s vocals deliver a stellar song that would do amazing in Liverpool" ~ Cooper


"This is absolutely epic - talk about the kitchen sink being thrown at it. Multiple genres and styles in this song make it interesting but could also make it a little abrasive on first listen. It will all come down to the staging and I am not sure how Jann will do this on the smaller stage in Warsaw. It intense and almost an overload on the senses but I am here for it! I would love to see this go to Liverpool" ~ Hayley


"An entry that stands out from the rest that proves compelling from the opening bars. The falsetto works for me, I like the chorus, and the whole twisted/sinister vibe of the video could translate well to the stage." ~ Steven


"I don't really like the verses of this song, but the chorus and bridge are incredible. The operatic background vocals give me life and the dark and pulsing beat is great. I think this would be a real showstopper on the Eurovision stage, so if Poland chooses this I will be pleased! " ~ Stef


"I like that it has a bit of a darker sound to the other entries. It’s something that could creep into my usual playlists." ~ Alana



How To Watch


'Tu bije serce Europy! Wybieramy hit na Eurowizję' will take place in the evening of Sunday 26 February and in the morning of Monday 27 February (Australian time) and can be watched in Poland on TVP1 and for international viewers via TVP Polonia here: https://www.tvp.pl/polonia/polonia-20/tvp-polonia-stream/34414171


The show will begin at:

  • 5.30pm, Sun 26 February (Central European Time)

  • 12.30am Mon 27 February (WA)

  • 2.00am Mon 27 February (NT)

  • 2.30am AEST Mon 27 February (QLD)

  • 3.00am Mon 27 February (SA)

  • 3.30am AEDT Mon 27 February (ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC)

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