The latest winner of the Voice of Poland Marcin Sójka, has stated he would represent his nation at Eurovision if approached by TVP.
Speaking to Eska following his victory in the Voice of Poland Marcin Sójka, stated that if TVP approached him to participate in Eurovision he would definitely agree and go to Tel Aviv. When asked if he would take part in a national selection, he said he would try if “the opportunity arose”.
The Head of the Polish national broadcaster signaled that Poland will internally select their participant in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Mr Kurski has reiterated comments that he made following the victory of Roksana Węgiel at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
TVP previously held internal selections for the nations entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest from 1994-99, 2001, 2005 and most recent in 2014 and 2014 . The internal selections in 2014 and 2015 brought Poland 14th and 23rd place finishes respectively. These results came after Poland had only qualified for the final once between 2004 and 2011.
Poland’s entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 was “Light Me Up” by Gromee featuring Lukas Meijer. The song had been expected to qualify for the final but finished 14th in the second semi-final with 81 points. The song would have qualified on a televote but was 15th with the juries.
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.