Tonight Poland kicked off another week of artist announcements on the talk show “Swiat sie kreci”, announcing that Monika Kuszynska will sing “In The Name Of Love” at Eurovision 2015. It is a beautiful ballad, and a total 180 from the pump-and-thrust of Donatan & Cleo in 2014. Monika will bring a touching ballad and a touching story. Paralyzed during a car accident in 2006, she now relies on a wheelchair.
“In the Name of Love” — Monika Kuszynska
During the presentation show the good and the great of the Polish music scene appeared. Donatan and Cleo were on hand to wish her well at the start of her journey, as were other Polish celebrities like Halina Frackowiak, the famous Polish singer, Marek Sierocki, a music journalist and the Eurovision commentator of TVP. Everybody seemed delighted.
Who is Monika Kuszynska?
Born in 1980, Monika is relatively unknown in Poland. She was the lead singer of the Polish band “Varius Manx”. In 2006 she was involved in a car accident, which left her paralyzed. But she has kept on moving musically. Her first solo album was released in 2012 and it reached #40 in the charts. And now she is headed to Vienna!
What do y’all think? Did Poland make a good choice? Are you inspired by her personal story? Let us know below!