TVP has announced that Rafał Brzozowski will represent Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song “The Ride”.
TVP has internally selected singer and television presenter Rafał Brzozowski to represent Poland at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. The 39 year old has been a singer since 2002 and has been a television presenter at the Polish public broadcaster since 2017.
“The Ride” was written and composed by Swedish composers; Grammy nominee Joakim Övrenius, Thomas Karlsson, Clara Rubensson, Johan Mauritzson. The music video was filmed in the Neon Museum in Warsaw.
Rafał’s performance in Rotterdam will be staged by Artistic Director Mikołaj Dobrowolski. The choreography was created by Agustin Egurrola and the video was directed by Pascal Pawliszewszki.
Who is Rafał Brzozowski?
Rafał’s career took off after he participated in the 2011 edition of The Voice of Poland and was knocked out just before the final. In the summer of 2012 he released “Tak blisko” which went on to be the most downloaded song in Poland in 2012 and 2013. He has since gone on to release four studio albums.
In 2017 he attempted to represent Poland at Eurovision with “Sky Over Europe” finishing second in the nations selection. Late that year he became the presenter of Koło Fortuny on TVP 2 and from September 2019 he has hosted the TVP 1 show Jaka to melodia?
Fans of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will recognise Rafal as one of the three presenters of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 which was hosted in Warsaw. In 2019 he was part of the Polish jury at Eurovision awarding 12 points to Australia’s Kate Miller-Heidke, he ranked Greece 26th in the final.
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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.