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TVP's Eurovision pre-selection for Poland
TVP's Eurovision pre-selection for Poland
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Poland: What to expect from the national final 🇵🇱

10 songs are in the running to represent Poland at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin. On Saturday 19 February, Polish broadcaster TVP will air the national final during which these 10 songs will be performed, with Poland then choosing its Eurovision entry.

📺 TUNE IN: Poland’s national final will begin at 20:00 CET on Saturday 19 February. The show will air via Polish broadcaster TVP, with an online stream available through their website.

Tu bije serce Europy! Wybieramy hit na Eurowizję (The heart of Europe beats here! We choose the hit for Eurovision) is the Polish pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022. 10 artists are poised and ready to perform their songs – some of them already substantial hits in Poland – in the hope of winning the national contest and becoming the international successor to Poland’s 2021 Eurovision entry, The Ride by Rafał Brzozowski.

RAFAŁ at the Rotterdam Ahoy in May 2021EBU / Andres Putting

Rafał himself will be back – he’s on presenting duties for the night, along with Ida Nowakowska and Małgorzata Tomaszewska. They’ll be bringing the big event to us live from Studio 5 at TVP in Warsaw.

Rafał Brzozowski’s work won’t end there, however! He’ll be one of 7 musical guests performing on the night, alongside Ell & Nikki (Eurovision winners for Azerbaijan in 2011), Justyna Steczkowska, Blue Café and Kasia Moś (Poland’s Eurovision acts in 1995, 2004 and 2017), as well as Polish Junior Eurovision participants Viki Gabor (winner in 2019) and Sara James (runner-up in 2021).

A 50/50 combination of jury and public voting will decide the winner, and it’ll be these 10 artists and songs that all involved will be choosing from and voting on:

From top-left to bottom-right: Ania Byrcyn, Daria, Mila, Karolina Lizer, Karolina Stanisławczyk & Chica Toro

Ania Byrcyn – Dokąd

No stranger to scoring victories in song competitions in the past, Ania is now a regular on the music festival circuit in Poland and recently made a guest appearance on an album of jazz recordings of the hits of The Beatles!

📺 Watch: Ania Byrcyn – Dokąd

Daria – Paranoia

A graduate of the London College of Music, it was a stint on the 10th season of The Voice of Poland that brought Daria to fame in her native country, with a huge hit single following shortly thereafter. Paranoia is her second single.

📺 Watch: Daria – Paranoia

Mila – All I Need

As well as being a singer and songwriter, Mila is also a pianist and an actress who has enjoyed an illustrious career in musical theatre. She took part in the 6th series of The Voice of Poland, where she was mentored by former Eurovision runner-up Edyta Górniak.

📺 Watch: Mila – All I Need

Karolina Lizer – Czysta Woda

A versatile performer who can veer from folk to jazz and everything in between, Karolina has even staged her own musical in the past. In her free time, when she’s not singing or performing, she likes to give harpsichord concerts.

📺 Watch: Karolina Lizer – Czysta Woda

Karolina Stanisławczyk & Chika Toro – Move

Karolina arrives to the competition following a platinum-selling mega-hit in 2021, Cliché. She’s joined by Colombian artist Chika Toro; a singer, songwriter and dancer who now lives in Warsaw.

📺 Watch: Karolina Stanisławczyk & Chika Toro – Move

From top-left to bottom-right: Krystian Ochman, Szlachta Sisters, Kuba Szmajkowski, Lidia Kopana, Unmute

Krystian Ochman – River

The winner of the 11th edition of The Voice of Poland and the grandson of the famous Polish tenor Wiesław Ochman, Krystian released his well-received debut album in November.

📺 Watch: Krystian Ochman – River

Szlachta Sisters – Drogowskazy

Twins Julia and Wiktoria have spent the last few years touring around their native Poland, gaining acclaim for their live performances. The pair also participated in Poland’s 2020 pre-selection for Eurovision.

📺 Watch: Szlachta Sisters – Drogowskazy

Kuba Szmajkowski – Lovesick

After appearing on The Voice Kids, Kuba joined the band 4Dreamers, and with them, opened the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2019, which took place in Poland. He went solo last year and released his first single, Infinite.

📺 Watch: Kuba Szmajkowski – Lovesick

Lidia Kopania – Why Does It Hurt

Lidia currently divides her time between being a recording artist and a music therapist. Eurovision fans may recognise Lidia; she represented Poland at the Contest in 2009, with her song I Don’t Wanna Leave.

📺 Watch: Lidia Kopania – Why Does It Hurt

Unmute – Głośniej Niż Decybele

Unmute is a music collective made up of five deaf artists: Magdalena Wdowiarz, Julia Kramek, Alina Jagodzińska, Zuzanna Szymańska and Jakub Stanisławczyk. Instead of singing or rapping, this song is performed live using sign language.

📺 Watch: Unmute – Głośniej Niż Decybele

TVP opened a submission period for interested artists and songwriters to submit their entries over the autumn of last year. The broadcaster received 150 potential songs for their pre-selection. A five-member committee comprised of a representative of TVP, a radio personality, a music expert, a journalist and a representative of the Polish Musicians Union, worked together on narrowing down the field to the 10 entries we’ll be seeing peformed on Saturday night.

Let us know what you think of Poland’s selection of songs via the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook channels.

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