TVP has announced that it has decided to delay the date on which they will announce their singer and song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
The Polish national broadcaster has announced it will now reveal the singer and song that will represent Poland in Tel Aviv on February 15. The announcement has been delayed after a larger than expected number of submissions were received. The committee that is reviewing all of the applications now has one more week to make a decision.
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.
Source: Dziennik Eurowizyjny
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.