Poland’s TVP has today confirmed that it will sing at Eurovision 2016 in Stockholm. They will reveal precisely how they plan to choose their act by the end of February. An internal selection seems like a wise choice. Following years of poor results, they have managed to make the grand final twice in a row, owing to thoughtful internal selections. From outlandish performances heavy on the boobs and butter churning to touching personal stories of overcoming trauma, Poland’s past two acts have taken us from tawdry to touching. We won’t even try to guess what they’ll do this year! We will, however, suggest that they consider the following three artists.

Potential artists for Poland

Sarsa

Back in August, wiwiblogger Jason was dreaming of Poland sending Sarsa to Stockholm. Here’s what he wrote:

“Apart from its 1994 debut with the fantastic ‘To nie ja‘, Poland hasn’t exactly dominated Eurovision. Only two of its eighteen entries have made the top ten and six have failed to qualify. Boo! But as always, I have another amazing suggestion (*cough* Sylwia Grzeszczak, Michal Szpak) for TVP, the Polish broadcaster. Could I make it any easier? Marta Markiewicz – aka Sarsa – is a singer/songwriter best known for her participation on season five of the Voice of Poland. Unfortunately, she was forced to withdraw just two weeks before the final due to health reasons. This year Sarsa smashed back onto the music scene with the single ‘Naucz mnie (Teach Me)’ which stayed at number one on the Polish airplay chart for six weeks and boasts over 23 million views on YouTube. It’s blindingly obvious that this girl is bursting with creativity, just check out the funky video for her newest single ‘Indiana‘ (somebody please think of the goldfish!). Poland needs to bring something totally fresh and unexpected to Stockholm. Sarsa is the perfect choice! Is it too early to think Warszawa 2017?”

Sylwia Grzeszczak

A year earlier, we were dreaming of Sylwia Grzeszczak. Here’s what we wrote at the time (in the aftermath of Eurovision 2014).

“Poland fully utilised its best (ahem) assets this year and achieved one of its best ever results. So what next? We know that Doda, the fan favourite, would undoubtedly impress on the Eurovision stage with a seXXXed-up powerhouse performance. However, if it wants to secure its first win, Poland should change direction, in order to keep things fresh and interesting. Step forward Sylwia Grzeszczak, the talented singer-songwriter who placed second (behind Doda) in a poll over at Dziennik Eurowizynj, which asked Polish Eurovision fans to choose their ideal entry. Sylwia just missed out on the finals of the fourth series of Idol at the tender age of 15, but it was her collaboration on the album ‘Ona i On (She and He)’ with the rapper Liber in 2008 that launched her career. Six years on and four Polish number ones under her belt, her popularity hasn’t waned. With a sound somewhere between Sara Bareilles and Christina Perri, it’s not hard to imagine Sylwia storming to victory for Poland with a raw, stirring ballad.”

Update: Sylwia is currently pregnant. But that didn’t stop Trijntje. And how touching and inspiring would it be for a pregnant singer to take that stage and werk it vocally while werking her pregnancy?

Edyta Górniak

And let us not forget dear Edyta, Poland’s first Eurovision contestant who also happens to have its best result. Among the annual traditions of Eurofans is speculating whether Górniak will return to Eurovision. Speculation was hotting up last Spring and, as we eventually learned, it wasn’t baseless. Górniak posted a message on Facebook that said she wanted to return to the contest in 2015 because she had the perfect song. She approached TVP, but unfortunately her people “came back…with the information that TVP’s artistic directors had someone else [Monika]…I wanted to give you a beautiful surprise in this special year, but will have to do that in another.” Could it be in 2016?

 

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Czechoo
6 years ago

In my opinion Sarsa or Sylwia should be reprezentat my country because they are very talented and they have a big chance a winner Eurovision in 2016. I keep my fingers crossed for both singers !

Macy
Macy
6 years ago

Have you guys ever heard sarsa sing live, its beautiful the way she does it in her own way. Edyta is a big no no she hasn’t released a new song for maybe three years (if not longer)

royraniel
royraniel
6 years ago

i wonder if Cleo and Donatan would do it again?

Sandra
Sandra
6 years ago

I think that Sylwia can representing my country. She has got amazing song and voice.

Mei International
Mei International
6 years ago

I wonder how much extra time Mario spends typing -__-

D
D
6 years ago

I absolutely love Sarsa. I’m also still holding out hope for Ewelina Lisowska.

Mario esc fan
Mario esc fan
6 years ago

Can you imagine if a pregnant singer was about to go to our EuroVision on her 9th month of pregnancy & give birth to her baby the days that EuroVision would take place & then have her newborn baby on stage with her?? <3 😀
That would be crazy but GreAtY at the same time <3 🙂

Mario esc fan
Mario esc fan
6 years ago

It would be GreAtY if the Poles could sent Sylvia in Sweden’s Vision <3 Her voice is such beautiful <3 Monika's song in Vienna's Vision was not that good but had all these things that the amazing polish entry did not have last year in Copenhagen's Vision.. The feeling & the aura were such positive.. <3 Such GreAtY vibes from Monika's performance.. <3 Really pity that they sent such an amazing song in 2014 but the creator producer of it Donatan is such homophobic sc*m…Really sad.. ( It hurts me to see such talented people like Donatan that have GreAtY… Read more »

tlen
tlen
6 years ago

As a person from Poland I can say that TVP will send some kind of boring ballad again. Sadly, most of polish artists can’t sing live. You should mention Dawid Podsiad?o, he has a history of doing well in TV Voice Competitions. He is quite popular currently here in Poland, mostly known from songs ‘No’ and ‘Trójk?ty i Kwadraty’.

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

2014: Tawdry. 2015: Touching. 2016: Hopefully and finally something good instead of “kitsch and pathetic” and “with second intentions”? Could we have a song that speaks for itself without props or hidden strategies?

Nott
Nott
6 years ago

One thing is for sure, Poland needs to come up with a song that would appeal to the professional juries (not to be marked down by them again).

EF0912
EF0912
6 years ago

If Sarsa can’t sing live then I hope she at least pens the song for a competent performer. ‘Naucz Mnie’ is an amazing song and would’ve done really well in a Eurovision Song Contest.

Thomas1988
Thomas1988
6 years ago

POLAND – EWA FARNA IN SWEDEN 2016

Nott
Nott
6 years ago

Edyta Gorniak would be an ideal choice, thankfully for us she’ll be the first one TVP will approach about potential participation. We already know she wanted to participate this year, I hope there’s nothing stopping her from doing it this next year.

Fingers crossed.

maslo
maslo
6 years ago

Sylwia cancelled all concerts and she said that baby is the most important for her now so I don’t think she will go 😉

Piotr
Piotr
6 years ago

Unfortunately, Sarsa can’t sing live. For me it’s Kasia Cerekwicka. But, TVP will send probably another ‘original’ song.