Natalia Szroeder would represent Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest if TVP can provide her the song and a budget for her performance.
Fakt24 reports that Natalia Szroeder would have the support of TVP to represent Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest. According to sources at the broadcaster, TVP feels that the singer has the best chance of taking part in Eurovision.
According to Fakt24, Natalia would represent Poland in Tel Aviv, if the broadcaster can find her the appropriate song and a budget for her performance in Israel. Natalia’s partner Kuba “Quebonafide” Grabowski is working to find producers and songwriters capable of writing a song for Natalia. The source stated;
If the song appeals to TVP, Natalia is ready to be our candidate
Natalia Szroeder participated in the Polish national selection in 2016, but failed to make it in to the top three. Her song however went on to be the biggest commercial and radio hit from the selection. She has continued her association with Eurovision since as a member of the Polish jury and helping select the nations Junior Eurovision entrant in 2016.
It is looking likely that Poland will opt to select their participant for Eurovision 2019 internally. Speaking in early December to Radio Zet, Mr Kurski, the Head of TVP, explained that the current selection has a number of key weakness.
One of which is the fact that the jury and public at home have in recent years failed to agree on the best act for Eurovision, with the public sometimes voting up ‘joke’ acts. Mr Kurski has reiterated comments that he made following the victory of Roksana Węgiel at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
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 up to 2017.