Lidia Kopania has expressed her interest in returning to the Eurovision Song Contest, more than a decade on from her first appearance.
Poland’s 2009 representative Lidia Kopania is hoping to return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022. The singer informed Telwizji ATV that she has received a proposal for a song to compete in the contest with. During this past weekend, she returned to the studio to record the song and will submit it into the Polish selection.
This is not the first time that Lidia has attempted to return to the Eurovision Song Contest. In both 2018 and 2019, Lidia submitted songs into the Polish selection process.
Currently, interested singers can submit their songs into the Polish selection until November 20. After this date, a five-person jury will assess all the submitted entries. Between 3 and 15 singers will go through to a second round, the winner will represent Poland in 2022.
The Polish representative will be known by January 2, 2022, at the latest.
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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.