Poland's Five Most Iconic Eurovision Entries
Today is Constitution Day in Poland, a national day to mark the declaration of the ‘Constitution of 3rd May 1791’. The day is a national holiday and is celebrated with parades, concerts and official speeches. So grab a shot of vodka and pour a cup of barszcz as we look back at Poland’s five most iconic Eurovision entries.
Edyta Górniak ‘To nie ja’ (1994)
Poland made their Eurovision debut with a bang in 1994. As well as being one of their most iconic entries, ‘To nie ja’ launched the career of one of their most iconic stars. It came second place and is their best result at the contest to date. It’s a simple but perfectly delivered power ballad.
Michał Szpak ‘Colour of Your Life’ (2016)
Fans love it or hate it, but at the end of the day it’s another one of Poland’s best results, finishing 8th in 2016. It’s one that didn’t seem to get a lot of attention in the lead up to the contest, but got noticed the first time he delivered his stellar live performance. Its final result left a lot of people surprised at how well he had pulled it off. Michał went on to become a coach on The Voice Poland after this and released his second album.
Ich Troje ‘Keine Grenzen-Żadnych granic’ (2003)
It’s a classic male and female duet. They were a big deal in Poland at the time, and delivered a respectable 7th place result. They returned 3 years later with a very different and slightly chaotic entry, failing that time to qualify.
Blue Café ‘Love Song’ (2004)
Again sending a popular Polish group, this one is iconic for all the things it could have been. This performance is so captivating at the beginning with the male vocals and atmospheric instrumentation, building nicely for the first half of the song. It then gets kind of stuck repeating the same two lines of vocals. It wound up coming 17th in the final, and was lucky it automatically qualified, based on their result the prior year.
Donatan and Cleo ‘My Słowianie (We Are Slavic)’ (2014)
There aren’t many montages of classic Eurovision moments that don’t include the Polish milkmaids. Plus if you made an appearance in ‘Love, Love, Peace, Peace’, then you know you’ve gone down in the Eurovision history books, for better or for worse! They came 5th in the televote, but after receiving only 23 points from the jury, they placed 14th all up in the final.