As the Eurovision world waits for Poland to announce its plans for Eurovision 2015, rumours continue to swirl. One rumour suggests “Slavic Girls” singer Cleo will sing again at ESC — this time without Donatan. Another suggests that Polish reggae and dancehall vocalist Kamil Bednarek will get the nod from TVP. Well today we can present you with another option. A source close to TVP claims that the network is in talks with Mela Koteluk. The network was apparently inspired by Eurofans’ love of the Polish singing sensation.
Who is Mela Koteluk?
If you’re asking, then you’re probably not Polish. The 29-year-old singer (born Malwina Koteluk) released her debut album “Spadochron” in May 2012. It went Platinum and in 2013 helped Mela walk away with “New Face of Fonography” and “Author of the Year” at the Fryderyk Awards — the Polish Grammys. She released her latest album “Migracje” in November, and it topped the Polish charts.
What would she sing at Eurovision?
Well, we don’t know. But “Zurawie Origami” from her most recent album has our vote. The name is a reference to this bird, which, you’ll notice, kind of resembles an origami crane. It’s a love song — with flashes of Feist and Florence & the Machine — that builds so perfectly. Don’t let the mellow opening fool you: this reaches a proper climax! Here’s an excerpt from the lyrics, translated into English:
You cheer me up
When I get mad
I tear out my pages
You gather them
And fold an origami crane
Zurawie Origami — Audio
We want to hear more!
Of course you do. And your wish is our command. “Fastrygi” shot to #1 in Poland last November.
“Piesn O Szczesciu” (Song of Happiness), a duet with Czeslaw Spiewa, reached #2.
Are you a fan of Mela and her music? Would she be a good choice for Poland? Let us know!