TVP is now accepting applications from artists that wish to represent Poland at Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
TVP has announced that Interested artists can now apply to take part in the broadcaster internal selection that will be used to select the Polish representative at Eurovision 2022. The public will not have a say in the selection with the act being chosen behind closed doors for the second year running. The result of this internal selection will be known by January 2nd.
Acts wishing to put their names forward must do so by 10 pm, November 20th. Artists must provide a short biographical description about themselves along with a photo and the song that they wish to sing at Eurovision Song Contest 2022. This info must be sent to email@example.com.
The competing song does not need to be composed by the singer, with the standard Eurovision Song Contest rules applying to entries. Groups may also take part but no more than six may be on stage and all members must be over the age of 16 years old to comply with EBU rules. For all entrants, singers must live in Poland but do not need to be citizens.
The winning act will be picked by a jury in a two-stage internal selection. A jury made up of 5 people will first pick three acts they wish to move to the 2nd stage. Each jury member also has the right to add an act to the 2nd stage that did not send in an application to TVP. 3-15 acts will make the 2nd stage where their songs will be judged on a scale of 1 to 10. The winner will be the song that receives the most points. If there is a tie the chairman of the committee will decide the winner. The verdict of the Jury will be announced by January 2nd, 2022.
Last year in 2021 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. Rafał Brzozowski and his song were selected by TVP in an internal selection.
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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.