Poland has selected Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer to represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.
After hundreds of submissions, ten acts competed tonight in Warsaw to represent Poland in Eurovision 2018, with Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer selected to represent the country in May. The winner of the show tonight was be decided by 50% televote and 50% jury voting.
The running order and results were follows:
- Pablosson – Sunflower – 2 points – 10th
- Marta Gałuszewska – Why don’t we go – 14 points – 5th
- Maja Hyży – Skin – 7 points – 7th
- Future Folk – Krakowiacy i górale – 7 points – 8th
- Isabel Otrebus – Delirium – 5 points – 9th
- Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer – Light me up – 20 points – 1st
- Happy Prince – Don’t let go – 19 points – 2nd
- Saszan – Nie chcę ciebie mniej – 9 points – 6th
- Ifi Ude – Love is stronger – 16 points – 4th
- Monika Urlik – Momentum – 17 points – 3rd
On jury tonight at the national selection show, Krajowe Eliminacje 2018 were:
- Maryla Rodowicz
- Jan Borisovich
- Stefano Terrazzino
- Kasia Moś
Former Polish participants Blue Cafe (2004) and Kasia Moś (2017) performed as interval acts, they were also joined by Eurovision 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw. This is not the first time this Eurovision season that Måns has been involved with national selections, as at the beginning of February he hosted the United Kingdom’s national final Eurovision: You Decide.
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”.