Ten songs took part in the Polish final Piosenka Dla Europy 2009 on Valentine's Day and without having a clear favourite beforehand, many singers were tipped as probable winners. It was ultimately Lidia Kopania who convinced the televoters most while getting the second highest marks from the jury.
Lidia is a versatile singer, endowed with a very warm and at the same time strong voice, with a very broad – four-octave vocal range. That is why she's been compared to the divas Barbara Streisand and Celine Dion. The latter one's career took off after winning the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest!
At this year's Eurovision Song Contest, Lidia Kopania will present a song called I Don’t Wanna Leave, which proves that there are no borders in music. The piece for the Polish singer was co-composed by a German composer born in Moscow, Alex Geringas. You can see that below.
Working with the people behind the King of Pop
When making her latest record, Lidia cooperated with Bernd Klimpel and Jens Lueck, and also with Rob Hoffman and Heather Holly. The pair has been behind the success of stars such as Janet Jackson, Phil Collins, Sheryl Crow, Michael Jackson, Hole, Quincy Jones and many more Heather and Rob can also boast the enormous success of Christina Aguilera, whom they managed and have been cooperating with up until now.
Lidia will perform fifth in the second Semi-Final of Europe's favourite TV-show this year. You can read more about her here.