TVP has this evening revealed the ten artists taking part in Krajowe Eliminacje, the Polish selection process for Eurovision 2018.
After a record number of songs were submitted to take part in the Polish selection process for Lisbon, TVP has revealed the ten artists taking to the stage in Warsaw next month. The ten artists are:
- Saszan – Nie chcę ciebie mniej
- Monika Urlik – Momentum
- Isabel Otrebus – Delirium
- Ifi Ude – Love is stronger
- Future Folk – Krakowiacy i górale
- Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer – Light me up”
- Marta Gałuszewska – Why don’t we go
- Pablosson – Sunflower
- Maja Hyży – Skin
- Happy Prince – Don’t let go
Poland has been using the show Krajowe Eliminacje since 2016. In that year, Michal Szpak placed eighth in the Grand Final of Eurovision with his song “Colour of Your Life”. He received 229 points overall. In 2017, Poland used the same selection format to choose Kasia Mos. 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.
The Polish selection programme for Eurovision 2018 will be held on 3 March at 21:30 CET. It will be broadcast live on TVP1.
Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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 Kyiv 2017, Kasia Mos finished 22nd in the final with her song “Flashlight”.