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Poland: TVP Opens Submissions Window for Eurovision Internal Selection

TVP has made an open call for all songwriters and artists interested in participating in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

Polish broadcaster TVP has opened the submissions window for their Eurovision entry, which will be internally selected this year. The submissions are open until February 5th, and there are no nationality restrictions on the songwriters or artists, as long as they follow the rules of Eurovision. The successful entry will be chosen by an expert panel who will review all the submissions, with the artist announcement expected to be published no later than February 8th.

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 this year 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.

Source: TVP

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.

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