Poland: TVP reveal 10 artists to compete in the national final 'Krajowe Eliminacje 2022'
The Polish broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP) announced overnight they will return with their national final, 'Krajowe Eliminacje'.
This is the first time Poland has used this national final format since 2018.
In 2016, 'Krajowe Eliminacje' produced Poland's best result for years at the Eurovision Song Contest with Michael Szpak finishing in 8th place with 'Colour of Your Life'. In 2020 'Szansa na Sukces - Eurowizja' was used to selected their Eurovision entrant Alicja Szemplińska, who unfortunately did not get to compete due to the cancelled 2020 Contest.
On Saturday February 19, ten artists will compete and the winner to be chosen via both a jury vote and televote. Out of the ten artists, four songs have been released so far.
The announced artists and song titles are as follows:
Emilia Dębska – ‘All I Need’
Karolina Lizer – ‘Czysta Woda’
Karolina Stanisławczyk and Toro Chica – ‘Move’
Krystian Ochman – ‘River’
Lidia Kopania – ‘Why Does It Hurt?’
Siostry Szlachta – ‘Drogowskazy’
We have one returning artist having another attempt at Eurovision glory. Lidia Kopania represented Poland in 2009 at Moscow, sadly not making it out of the semi-finals by finishing in 12th place. Her 2022 entry is yet to be released.
Another interesting act to look out for is Unmute. Unmute is a group of deaf artists using sign language backed with on-screen lyrics. Their song 'Louder than Decibels' calls for more inclusion of deaf people in society. If Unmute qualify to be the Polish representative - it will be a first for Eurovision.
Poland made their Eurovision debut back in 1994 with Edyta Górniak's 'To Nie Ja!' which gave them their best result to date in 2nd place. Poland has entered the Contest 23 times and since the semi-finals were introduced, has qualified to the Grand Final on 14 occasions. Their most recent best result was in 2016 with Michael Szpak's 'Colour of Your Life' which finished in 8th place after surprisingly finishing in third place in the televotes.
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