Tulia has revealed that it was Universal Music who decided to submit their song in to the Polish selection for Eurovision 2019.
Polish media reports that Tulia did not put themselves forward in to the Polish selection, but instead Universal Music submitted themselves and their song to TVP. Universal Music worked with TVP last year when the broadcaster internally selected Roksana Wegiel for Junior Eurovision 2018.
The group has also had a change of opinion on the competition in the past year. Last summer Joanna Sinkiewicz, who is a member of the band, said regarding Eurovision that;
Eurovision uses a certain element of rivalry between nations, and we do not like such rivalries. Also – maybe Eurovision is not an event that we would like to see, but we would like to accept invitations to other performances
The song that Tulia will perform in Tel Aviv has not yet been revealed. The group have until March to film a music video for their song and for TVP to then reveal the song to the public.
More details will be revealed about Tulia’s participation in Eurovision 2019 next week. A press conference will be held in Warsaw next week with Tulia and TVP.
Who are Tulia?
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.
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.