More details concerning the Polish entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest have been given.
According to online Polish magazine Dziennik Eurowizyjny, TVP would be considering sending a solo artist (it is still unknown if it is a male or a female act) to Rotterdam this year.
TVP has announced that the nation’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam will be revealed on March 12. The reveal is set to take place on the morning show Pytanie na śniadanie on TVP2.
As of one week ago, three artists were reported to be in the running; Alicja Szemplińska, Rafał Brzozowski, or Cleo. Alicja was due to represent Poland at Eurovision 2020, while Cleo represented Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Rafał will be known to Eurovision fans for his second place in the Polish selection in 2017 and was a presenter of Junior Eurovision 2020.
Poland’s entry will perform in the first half of the second semifinal, on May 20.
Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.