Speaking to Polish media Krystian Ochman has confirmed he has submitted a song to represent Poland at Eurovision 2022.
Dziennik Eurowizyjny reports that Krystian Ochman has confirmed he has submitted a song into the Polish selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. Krystian rose to fame in Poland after winning the 11th series of The Voice and has since gone on to have commercial success.
The singer has shown some hesitation around whether he would fit at Eurovision when speaking to both Empik and Eska.pl. However, the singer has still taken the opportunity to submit a song to TVP for the Polish Eurovision selection.
TVP is internally selecting the Polish representative for Turin, having held an open song submission. The winning act is being 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.
The Polish representative will be announced by January 15. 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.