Choreographer Agustin Egurrola has discussed plans for the Polish staging in an interview with the Polish broadcaster TVP.
Agustin Egurrola, who has multiple dance championship titles under his belt, has revealed some more information about what we can expect from the Polish act when it hits the stage in Rotterdam in May.
He commented that:
“We are trying to make it really something modern, dynamic and I hope that Poles will keep their fingers crossed for this performance”
We now know that there will be 5 dancers, all-male, who are to be dressed similarly to how they are presented in the music video for Rafał Brzozowski’s entry “The Ride”. The backup performance is scheduled to be filmed on March 20th and until then, Rafał will be attending an intensive training camp where he will be working with Agustin and fellow dancers every day in order to ensure that he is confident with the steps, allowing him to focus during the performance on providing a strong vocal.
Agustin commented on how Poland does not necessarily have a rich history of dramatic, highly choreographed acts at Eurovision. He says that they are being ambitious with their plans and that “We will try to be noticed”.
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 nation’s 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.
Source: Dziennik-eurowizyjny.pl (In Polish) // Image Source: Super Express
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.