Polish media are reporting that the Polish entry for Eurovision 2022 will be decided through a national final.
Despite TVP originally stating that the Polish entry for Turin would be internally selected, Polish media are now reporting that a national final will be held instead. According to Jastrząb Post, TVP is preparing a national final in which 10 artists will compete. Among the names reported to be taking part are Krystian Ochman (who confirmed that he submitted an entry, Ania Byrcyn and Daria Marx. The switch from internal selection to national final is said to be because the TVP internal selection committee having difficulties on choosing the Polish representative.
According to Eska.pl, the national final is scheduled for February 19. The winner would be decided by a combination of jury voting and public voting.
Dziennik Eurowizyjny reports that two sources have informed them that the participants in the Polish selection have been informed by TVP, the selection is set to be held on February 18 or 19.
TVP has yet to comment on this news. TVP is set to reveal the Polish representative for Eurovision 2022 this Saturday, having delayed the announcement by two weeks.
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.
Image Source: Andres Putting | Source: Dziennik Eurowizyjny
Updated 21:05 CET
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.