Polish Eurovision fans were over-the-moon last week when they learned that TVP had approached Doda — the Polish Britney Spears — to sing at Eurovision 2015. But that, of course, is not a confirmation that Doda, née Dorota Rabczewska, will sing at Eurovision. In fact, in a recent interview with the First Channel of Polish Radio, she suggested that TVP lacks the basic funds she would need to succeed on stage.

Here’s what she had to say, as quoted by Eska.pl:

We are not able to compete. First of all, it’s because we have no money. As a 13 year-old I worked in the theater. I have experience directing, set design and I have a few ideas about how to make a show cheaply. We have here a lot of creative young artists, so if we had budgets we could do something cool for Eurovision. Unfortunately there is no money for Eurovision. If I had money to spend on this show I think I could do something cool on stage. I’m won’t grow a beard. No funds, no show.

The beard, of course, refers to the most memorable (and cheapest) aspect of Conchita’s Wurst’s winning Eurovision performance.

Who is Doda?

A former member of the Polish rock band Virgin, she’s more experienced than that name suggests. She rose to prominence at 14, when she participated in a reality TV show called “Bar.” And at 16 she joined the aforementioned rock band. When the group disbanded in 2007 she went solo, releasing gold and double gold albums including 2008’s “Diamond Bitch”. CNN once named her one of the 10 Most Famous Poles in History, alongisde astronomer Nicolas Copernicus and composer Frederick Chopin. That’s power, y’all. We also love the URL of her official web site: dodaqueen.com.

Here’s her song “Bad Girls”:

And here she is getting a bit of “Katharsis”:

And, of course, here is her latest single “Riot-Ka”, which may Eurofans believe she’ll sing at Eurovision 2015:

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okay, breaking: Doda WON’T sing at Eurovision, according to wirtualne-media.pl and their contacts at TVP. They say our broadcaster has already chosen an artist who’s going to sing in Vienna and it’s probably a male; Doda wasn’t even in the run. I don’t know if it’s 100% true, but wirtualne-media seems to have connections in TVP.

LucyEAPercy
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OK, just noticed that Riotka is 3:05 long…convenient 😉 She blatantly made this song for Eurovision, that’s pretty much bang on so…

LucyEAPercy
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OK, I’m British, and I absolutely love Riotka on the first listen! That would actually deserve 1st with our televote, unlike My Slowainie. The jury would go for it too, and maybe they’d get points from us!

I agree with her though, bad staging destroys a good song, look at Molly this year, and Kasey Smith ft Can-Linn.

bavarson
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bavarson

She had good songs before 2010. Since 2010 she has very bad songs.

Thiefo
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This gives me the impression she would pay a lot more attention to the staging than on having a good song, which makes me believe that maybe is best if she doesn’t go to represent Poland anyway.

The staging is important of course, but a good song is the most important part of a successful act, so the whole “we don’t have the money to give a good show” attitude sounds like just an excuse to me.

J
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J

D – Now, Doda in Poland is a celebrity, her music career doesn’t exist. She thinks she’s the queen of Polish music, but she isn’t…She is famous but she isn’t a super star.

Jordan
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Jordan

@Mavision

It wasn’t “tacky”, it was brilliant.

Mavision
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Mavision

@Nott – You can’t really get any more tacky than “Shake what cha momma gave ya” along with loads of topless women churning butter. But, put it this way, I would rather vote for that based on song. This is nothing special at all. And if she has no money to create an interesting show, it will be a toilet break song.

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Roberto – I don’t like Doda because her music is meaningless, cliché, and unoriginal. I’m Swedish, not Polish, so I don’t know how popular she really is, but if she’s like any other pop singer from where I live, the U.S., the UK, or wherever, she used to be extremely popular but her popularity lessened with age.

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Nott

I’m really curious about what Eurovision fans (non-Polish ones) think of “Riotka”. The girl can sing very well and she could do a great show, my only concern is that it might be a bit too trashy / tacky.

Farron
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Farron

It’s a shame, but TVP could probably scrape some funds from somewhere, or look for a sponsor. Perhaps it’s just an excuse to not participate.

MTD
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MTD

They should open a competition: “who has the money to go in Vienna?” & make them live auctioning the place offered. THAT would be a show which I would like to watch.

zupa
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zupa

@nade Donatan&Cleo had own money 🙂

Roberto
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Roberto

@D: why you don’t like Doda? I thought she was big like Lady Gaga?

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Hopefully this means it won’t be Doda.

nade
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nade

donaton and cleo did fine. assume it’s the same budget? she is just looking for excuses.