Anna Popek returns tomorrow night as the spokesperson for Poland in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
Journalist and television presenter Anna Popek has been announced as the spokesperson who will reveal the results of the Polish jury vote tomorrow night in the Grand Final. Anna Popek is returning for a second time as the Polish spokesperson having taken on the role for the first time in 2016, she is the eighth person to be the Polish spokesperson at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Representing Poland at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is Kasia Mos with her song “Flashlight”. Kasia won the Polish national final Krajowe Eliminacje 2017, beating off 9 other performers battling for the victory. The winner was decided by 50% televote and 50% jury vote. The jury was an entirely new concept this year, as previously they had only used public televote. Kasia qualified from last nights semi-final and will now compete in the final on Saturday night.
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Poland debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 alongside a number of other Eastern European countries. Their debut year saw their best result to date, as Edyta Gorniak finished in 2nd place with her song “To nie ja!”. Following this, Poland failed to repeat this initial success, managing a top 10 placing on only one other occasion during their initial 1994-2011 run in the contest. In 2012, following a string of non-qualifications, Poland withdrew from the contest due to financial difficulties. Since their return in 2014, they have been considerably more successful in the contest, having qualified for the final for the past three years. Last year, Michal Szpak went on to finish 8th in the grand final, Poland’s third-best result ever and their third top 10 placing.