Polish broadcaster TVP have confirmed their intentions to participate in both the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
The confirmation comes a week before the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in a document outlining TVP’s intentions for next year. It is also confirmed that they will be present in next year’s Eurovision Young Dancers.
Before TVP can focus on next year, Poland’s Eurovision schedule this year includes the Eurovision Song Contest next week. In addition they will be present in the Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 in Edinburgh in August and Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk in November.
Poland are currently reigning champions of both Eurovision Young Musicians and Eurovision Young Dancers, however they are yet to win either the Eurovision Song Contest or the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Poland’s entry at the Eurovision Song Contest this year is “Light Me Up” by Gromee featuring Lukas Meijer. They will be having their second rehearsal tomorrow and will be competing in the second semi final next Thursday.
Gromee is a DJ, record producer and remixer, he has been releasing music since 2011. In 2016 he was signed by Sony Music and has gone on to have three top ten singles in the Polish charts. Lukas Meijer who sings the Polish entry has previously worked with Gromee in 2017, the Swedish singer is also a member of the rock band No Sleep For Lucy.
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”.