Ever since Edyta Górniak confirmed that she will compete in this year’s Eurovision selection for Poland, her fans have been gagging to hear her song “Grateful”. Well, the wait is over, as she unveiled it at her Valentine’s Day concert in Krakow. Thankfully for us, the whole thing was recorded and you can watch it below!

Watch: Live recording of Edyta Górniak’s “Grateful”

Now, let’s be clear: Edyta did not perform the song live, but merely shared a recorded version of it with the audience at the venue. It’s a soaring ballad, with a piano-led introduction leading to a multi-instrumental piece. There’s certainly a much more modern feel to it than the other ballads we’ve heard thus far during national finals season and Edyta’s voice really packs a punch, particularly at the dramatic end to the song.

The lyrics see Edyta talking about how she is “so grateful for the beauty and joy” that has been given to her, and how she hopes that she has given it back too. Judging by the audience reaction, they were happy with what she gave them.

“Grateful” is hardly a step out of line for Edyta. And it sounds Eurovision-ready. The fact that the Eurovision logo appeared at the end of the performance might imply that they’re already looking ahead to Stockholm too.

What do you think of “Grateful”? Should Edyta represent Poland at Eurovision with the song? Or are you more of a Margaret fan? Let us know in the comments, or via our Twitter and Facebook.

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lukas
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lukas
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Iberian

I hate being negative, but this is rubbish. Please Poland, give us Margaret. Thank you!

lukas
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I wouldn’t judge the song yet.
She was tired singing it and you don’t know how studio version sounds like

@EugeneESCUK
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Actually as it happens the list of acts and songs is out there today!! (Not the actual songs though, that’s tomorrow!!)

dutchie
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dutchie

‘If this flops at ESC it’s because it’s too high-culture.’

I had to laugh at this comment. Apart from the fact that I hate the distinction between so called ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture, this song is actually a pretty simple ditty that tries to elevate itself by a slightly mysterious production.

@EugeneESCUK
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also :- Ooops………………….you are right!! I thought today was Tuesday!! Better crack on with what I need to do on Monday then!! Yes Tuesday 16th February is correct, apologies.

joaquin
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joaquin

i have to say it’s growing quickly on me, the only problem is: most people will only hear it once so the song will not grow on them…which basically means this is not a winning formula

also
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also

@EugeneESCUK – isn’t it due tomorrow? I think it is? During tomorrow’s Swiat Sie Kreci on TVP, 6:30 PM of Polish time.

@EugeneESCUK
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Apparently Poland’s selected entries are due to be announced TODAY!! So perhaps the official video’s will be released today too!!

Brian
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Brian

Honestly Edyta??? You should know better than this. This is just so boring for Eurovision. Really dissapointed.

olivia
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olivia

wow, it sounds really really good, like a potention Eurovision winner!!!
Instant classic.

Bouke
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Bouke

It’s really nice! 😀 I quite like this song too http://youtu.be/E14jXbXNQRc

Jonas
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Jonas

Even if Margaret has a better song, I still want Edyta for Stockholm, to be honest. I love it when legacy artists come back!

Bronson
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Bronson

The only problem with this is that it takes way too long to climax, and even when it does, you expect something more from it.

Apart from that it is a good song and obviously with a strong vocal she can make this song 10x better than the studio version.

Daniel
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Daniel

Wow! Very strong song indeed, can’t wait to hear the proper studio version. I think this would light the scoreboard, juries will love it and a lot of fans who felt she was robbed in 1994. It’s super well produced, and has a cinematic, crescendo feel. I think she could belt it out at the end more but I guess she does not need to prove anything to anyone. I wish there was more of a punch in the chorus but as it stands, the simplicity makes it modern. Well let’s see what Margaret and Madox have to present, but… Read more »

esc1234
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esc1234

Wow this is so well produced. Still there is something little missing to make it perfect but it has potential. Good job Edyta!

davve
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davve

i like it. top5.

Sparrow
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Sparrow

Long live the dramatic ballad! This sounds promising

monique
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monique

I must say it’s really good. Top 5 for sure.

@EugeneESCUK
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Well I’d like to hear the studio recording of that one PDQ.

It is like an epic film score and sounds similar to Armenia’s “Not Alone” 2014 and could go the same way. If you liked that one you will probably like this one.

It’s got real potential; watch out………. Poland could be with the big boys!!

MGR
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MGR

No chance for Poland.

trz_maier
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trz_maier

this is such a great production. I am loving it. good luck Edyta!

No Name
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No Name

Great production and voice, but where’s the refrain? Missing that real “punch”. It’ll probably grow on me because’ I’m quite sure it’ll be among the selected finalists!

also
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also

Oh, and I totally LIVE for that dramatic cut and prematurely ended climax.

Kassey
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Kassey

I wouldn’t be surprise if this would win esc 2016. Something different than others, well sung and produced. Fingers crossed.

ollip
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ollip

this is great! votes from Norway!

rafalala
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Edyta at the stage said: “When I performed at Eurovision on 1994 some of my fans were not born, so let’s live it once again together. There is a chance that i will lose with disco-polo song. But dont be jealous. Let’s wish us good luck”

Source: http://bit.ly/EdytaGorniakGrateful

also
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also

If this wins in Poland, it’s going straight to my 1st place. Honestly, this is by far the best song even considered for the ESC that I’ve heard. Pure emotions, beautiful vocals, special sound, and, nonetheless, actually a very catchy chorus (“something about it…”). If this flops at ESC it’s because it’s too high-culture. But it won’t. With the right, and haunting staging it WILL stand out from the general “let’s get an LED and interact with it” mass. I’m hoping for Poland to choose it. Please.

Alex
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Alex

Official video (?) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eU-3dNoW00 ! 😀

Notts
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Notts

“Grateful” needs a more distinctive beat and more of a bang at the end. Still, it’s miles ahead of many of the already selected entries. So far so good.

Plus, with this song, there’s no way professional juries would mark Poland down for the third year in a row.

Tamar
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Tamar

I think it is a very special song. Not a typical ballad, it will be better live. It has that Birds feeling from Anouk.

Piotr
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Piotr

Hmm this song is missing something… I really feel it goes nowhere, it should explode after the second chorus! With this song it can be hard to go to the final, waiting for Margaret’s 😛

Ben Rafter
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Ben Rafter

There are only 2 male acts so far and there is not much great about this I’m sorry to say.