Alicja Szemplińska has confirmed that she has not yet been contacted by TVP with regards to representing Poland at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest.
In an interview with Polish news site Pomponik, Alicja Szemplińska has confirmed that the Polish broadcaster TVP has not contacted her with regards to representing the country at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, despite having a song ready for the contest. During the interview, Alicja discussed the lack of information from the broadcaster:
I was left without any information for a long time. To this day, I do not know anything about it. I am waiting for official confirmation. I am ready to go to Eurovision. I have a song. It is happening outside of me. This is the chance I got last year. All the time I keep that if we didn’t manage to do that last year, the representative should go in it. I think this is the natural course of things. However, I understand that it is in the sender’s will.
Alicja also responded to the recent rumours in the Polish press that Rafał Brzozowski has submitted a song to TVP for this year’s contest:
I hear so many rumours every day. It is not for me to judge if his performance would be good. If he had gone, I would have crossed my fingers for him. You never know what can work on Eurovision. I will keep my fingers crossed and cheer.
Alicja finished the interview by confirming that should she not be selected to represent Poland this year, she will try again in the future.
TVP will confirm their representative for Eurovision 2021 on 12 March on the morning show Pytanie na śniadanie.
Source: Pomponik | Image source: Dawid Ziemba / Eurovision.tv
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.