The Polish national selection included songs performed in Polish as well as English. The earlier format to decide the Polish representative for the Eurovision Song Contest was called Piosenka Dla Europy. The new selection of the national broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP) is called Krajowe Eliminacje (National Qualification).
A number of changes was made to the show from 2009. Most significantly, TVP abandoned the use of a professional jury – in Krajowe Eliminacje that night, the result was determined solely by the public televote. Also, only Polish performers were allowed to participate.
The winning song for Poland is performed by Marcin Mroziński as a soloist, with backup on stage from folk dancers. The song, with the title Legenda, has lyrics in Polish and contains ingredients from folk music as well as opera. Check out his video below!
Who is he?
Marcin Mrozinski is a 24-year-old singer and actor. He also writes and composes his own songs. He was 8-year-old when debuting in TV children's show 5-10-15 and later took part in most of children's song contests in Poland always achieving top scores.
Since then, Marcin has a lot of success as actor and singer. He hosts a Cartoon Network production Staraoke recorded in MTV’s studio in London and currently he is working on his first solo album.
Marcin is an actor currently starring in four theatre productions in Poland: The Phantom of the Opera, Boyband, Piosenka Jest Dobra Na Wszystko and Notre Dame l'Histoire concert based on musical Notre Dame de Paris and he was also selected to star in another musical, Les Miserables which premieres in September in Warsaw.
His overwhelming victory in the Polish national selection makes him the 15th representative of his country. Marcin’s fans believe the song will be a legendary contribution to the contest.
The composer of the song, Marcin Nierubiec is a songwriter and composer. He has cooperated with many top Polish artists like Doda, Maryla Rodowicz, Krzysztof Krawczyk, Michał Bajor, Michał Rudaś and others.
Marcin Nierubiec also composes his music for theatre plays, TV programmes and children. His sacral Hymn to Saint Stanisław Kostka was performed on the occasion of celebrations devoted to late Pope John Paul II.
He'll perform ninth in the first Semi-Final on the 25th of May in Oslo, Norway.