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
lukas
5 years ago
Iberian
Iberian
5 years ago

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

lukas
5 years ago

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

dutchie
dutchie
5 years ago

‘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.

joaquin
joaquin
5 years ago

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
also
5 years ago

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

Brian
Brian
5 years ago

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

olivia
olivia
5 years ago

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

Bouke
Bouke
5 years ago

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

Jonas
Jonas
5 years ago

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
Bronson
5 years ago

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
Daniel
5 years ago

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
esc1234
5 years ago

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

davve
davve
5 years ago

i like it. top5.

Sparrow
Sparrow
5 years ago

Long live the dramatic ballad! This sounds promising

monique
monique
5 years ago

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

MGR
MGR
5 years ago

No chance for Poland.

trz_maier
trz_maier
5 years ago

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

No Name
No Name
5 years ago

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
also
5 years ago

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

Kassey
Kassey
5 years ago

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

ollip
ollip
5 years ago

this is great! votes from Norway!

also
also
5 years ago

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
Alex
5 years ago

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

Notts
Notts
5 years ago

“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
Tamar
5 years ago

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
Piotr
5 years ago

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
Ben Rafter
5 years ago

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