The returning artists just keep on trying for Eurovision 2016 and this time, it’s a big one. Edyta Górniak has answered the hopes of many Polish fans by confirming she will attempt to represent her country for a second time. Edyta confirmed the news earlier today on RMF Radio, with the deadline for all submissions to the Polish broadcaster, TVP, coming at midnight tonight. Edyta has submitted her song “Grateful” for consideration by the selection panel.

Edyta teased a return last week, when she posted the Eurovision logo on her Facebook page and asked her fans for ideas. Whether or not the overwhelming display of support the idea received had any influence on Edyta is unclear. Given that Edyta approached TVP last year with the aim of representing Poland in Vienna, only to be told she was too late to do so, it’s fair to say that she might have always been in the running for the 2016 ticket.

For those still not clear on just why Edyta’s return would be a big deal, then look no further than the video above. “To nie ja” was Poland’s debut entry in to the contest back in 1994, ultimately finishing in 2nd place – the highest ever placing for a debuting country, until Serbia’s victory in 2007. Edyta has since become a national star in Poland, regularly charting highly in the Polish charts whilst experimenting with new music styles.

After announcing her participation live, Edyta revealed that part of the reason why it had taken her so long to return in the first place was because of the “huge pressure” she would be under to do better than 2nd. “If I had taken 5th place, I’d have only like two/three spots to conquer”, as opposed to the fact she would have to win in Stockholm to beat “To nie ja”.

Unsurprisingly, the reaction on Edyta’s Facebook page has been overwhelmingly positive with her fans hoping for a return to the top of the scoreboards for Poland. If she passes the first stage of the selection process (and you’d assume she will), then she will participate in the national final, Krajowe Eliminacje, on March 5th.

Are y’all excited by Edyta’s return? Let us know in the comments section below or via Twitter!

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piotreqqq
piotreqqq
5 years ago

It’s gonna be amazing. GRATEFUL is a great song. There is upcoming premiere this Sunday, during her last concert from tour LoVe2LoVe. Go Edyta. So high!

Notts
Notts
5 years ago

… so much pressure (of course)

Notts
Notts
5 years ago

People might like Edyta or not (I do have great respect for her), but there’s one thing no one can deny – she’s really brave to take on some much pressure.

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

“To Nie Ja” is marvelous !!! Can’t wait to see what has Edyta prepared for us.

To all the people that say that the returning artists this year is a tad too much, I would say that the average Eurovision viewer would not remember Edyta from 22 years ago.

EVA
EVA
5 years ago

I don’t care about Edyta. Poland’s have another great fresh and young singer Margaret (Girl from Than You Very Much hit). I hope she will go to Stockholm!

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

wow! I already can’t wait and it seems it will be an interesting national final with Edyta and Margaret! Poland is still on a roll.

pole
pole
5 years ago

@D yeah but Edyta was in the ESC before Ira and, let’s say, Greta, so I think we could make an exception for her dont you think? 😀

Andriy Samets
5 years ago

just on the Polish Radio
Margaret famous singer confirmed its participation in the Polish selection
song Cool me down
will soon be presented to the full version of the song

Helena Anna
Helena Anna
5 years ago

I was screaming when I heard the news, I am so happy!!

Racal
Racal
5 years ago

@Jonas: Agree. Serbia won in their first participation as an independent country, but they participated numerous times before as part of Yugoslavia and Serbia-and-Montenegro. Tons of Serbian acts participated before Marija Šerifovi? in 2007, so it doesn’t really count.

D
D
5 years ago

I mean I think Edyta’s great and all, but the amount of returning artists this year is becoming too much. Some of them need to lose their national selections. You’ve all had your chance, why steal it away from a promising new artist.

sg
sg
5 years ago

MARGARET send her song to TVP too!!!

Jonas
Jonas
5 years ago

Yay Edyta.

I still regard Poland has having the best debut – Serbia doesn’t really count, having participated in two previous incarnations.

Notts
Notts
5 years ago

Yes, this is getting so exciting. Go Edyta