TVP has provisionally confirmed their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in documentation for next years schedule.
TVP the Polish national broadcaster has provisionally confirmed their participation in next years Eurovision Song Contest. The confirmation comes via documentation submitted as part of annual plans for programs and events that the national broadcaster wishes to participate in during the following year.
The documentation shows that TVP plans to hold a national selection process for next years contest in Lisbon, Portugal. TVP does not have to formally confirm their participation in next years competition until the autumn of 2017.
Also of note is that Poland is once again wishing to take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2018. TVP has yet to publicly confirm that they will be taking part in this years contest in Tbilisi, Georgia, however the submission of intent in the documentation means Polish participation is looking very likely.
Poland was represented by Kasia Moś at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. She qualified for the final and went on to finish 22nd with a total of 64 points. She received 23 points from the juries finishing 23rd in the jury vote, while finishing 12th in the public vote with a total of 41 points.
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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 every year since there return. At this years contest in Kyiv, Kasia Mos finished 22nd with the final with her song “Flashlight”.