The names of the Krajowe Eliminacje jury panel have been announced today.
Polish broadcaster TVP has revealed that five people will be on their jury at their national selection show, Krajowe Eliminacje 2018. On the jury is:
- Maryla Rodowicz
- Jan Borisovich
- Stefano Terrazzino
- Kasia Moś
Eurovision fans will recognise Kasia Moś as she represented Poland at the 2017 contest in Kyiv with her song “Flashlight”.
It was also announced earlier Swedish Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw will be performing as a special guest on Saturday. This is not the first time this Eurovision season that Måns has been involved with national selections, as at the beginning of this month he hosted the United Kingdom’s national final Eurovision: You Decide.
The winner of Krajowe Eliminacje 2018 will represent Poland in the upcoming 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. As we reported last week, all ten entries in the Polish selection are now available to listen to online. The entries 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. That year, Kasia Mos came in 6th place with her song Addiction.
In 2017, after winning Krajowe Eliminacje, Kasia Mos qualified for the final of Eurovision and went on to finish 22nd in Kyiv 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.
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”.