Tulia will represent Poland at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
Polish broadcaster TVP have selected a four-piece band called Tulia to represent the country at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The group, made up of Patrycja Nowicka, Dominika Siepka, Joanna Sinkiewicz and Tulia Biczak, are known for combining traditional Eastern European style singing with modern music.
The group formed in 2018, in which year they performed on FRYDERYKI 2018 gala, as well as winning three awards at the Polish Song Festival and receives a platinum award for their debut album.
Their song for the contest will be revealed at a later date.
TVP were due to reveal their participant last week, however this got delayed due to the number of submissions they have received. Both the group and their song were internally selected by a committee at TVP, who reviewed all of the applications.
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 2015 . 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.