Poland may have stepped away from Eurovision for a few years, but now they’re back and in it to win it.
Mikolaj Dobrowolski, the head of the Polish delegation, recently spoke with our friends at Poland’s eurowizja.org. In a wide-ranging interview, which you can read here, he reveals that TVP decided to choose its contestant internally this year because of Poland’s poor showing in recent years. He pointed out that when the broadcaster bypassed the public and chose Edyta Gorniak back in ’94, she placed second.
“It was very hard to pick the best artist to represent Poland in 2014,” he says. “TVP didn’t participate in Eurovision 2012 and 2013, but the Polish broadcaster followed the contest to analyze everything. Now TVP really wants to win Eurovision and to change the bad PR of the contest in Poland.”
We really hope that the juries will respect their efforts this year. Donatan & Cleo are master satirists, and their song Slavic Girls is a brilliant send up of Polish stereotypes. The lyrics crack us up. “Cream and butter taste so good, we prepare for you delicious food.” Y’all make good songs, too!
Mr Dobrowolski also confirmed plans to continue their relationship with the Polish folk ensemble Mazowsze—the pretty ladies you see wearing traditional clothes in the video. The group helps them bridge old and new, traditional and modern. And boy do their dresses look nice!
Here’s the group in action.
What do you think of Poland’s chances? Can they overcome conservative juries and make the final? Do they deserve to?