Poland has confirmed its participation in Eurovision 2022, with TVP Director Jacek Kurski revealing plans for Italy.
The Head of the Polish public broadcaster Jacek Kurski has confirmed that TVP will be competing in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Speaking to Jastrząb Post Mr. Kurksi explained that in terms of how they will select the Polish representative:
We don’t know yet, but we want to start these preparations earlier. The problem lately has been that very unsatisfactory proposals have just been sent (to TVP).
He went on to add that he would like the Polish representative to be revealed later, but for preparations on songs to start earlier in the year. Mr. Kurski added that he hopes preparations will begin in the autumn. The comments by Mr. Kurski mean that it is highly unlikely that a national selection will return for 2022.
Rafał Brzozowski represented Poland at the contest this year with his song “The Ride”. He failed to qualify to the final, finishing in 14th in the second semi-final.
Image Source: Andres Putting | Source: Jastrząb Post
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.