TVP have confirmed the nine finalists for Krajowe Eliminacje, the selection show for Poland’s Eurovision 2016 entry. The news was announced on the talk show Swiat sie Kreci, after a panel of five jurors made their decision. Fans of Edyta Górniak can celebrate, as she has made it through to the live final her song “Grateful”!

It was revealed yesterday that 88 songs had been submitted to TVP, although it is believed that some artists submitted more than one song to the panel. The jury was made up of four journalists (Anna Will, Waldemar Skowronski, Artur Orzech & Robert Janowski) as well as the composer Zygmunt Kukla. In an interview on Swiat sie Kreci yesterday, the jury said they had looked for a number of different sounds for the final. Poland’s 2015 represenative, Monika Kuszynska, was present today when the finalists were announced. You can check out the list of finalists below:

Finalists for Krajowe Eliminacje 2016

Obviously, the biggest names in the list are the three we’ve long been talking about: Margaret and Edyta Górniak. Both had confirmed they had entered songs and it was considered mostly a foregone conclusion that they would make it through to the final of Krajowe Eliminacje. Michal Szpak has also been pushing his case to be at Eurovision for some time, releasing two songs for consideration back in December, before confirming he was sending “Colour of Your Life” earlier in February.

Napoli is a surprising entry, as “My Universe” was rejected in the Belarussian selection earlier this year. Dorota Osinska made the judges cry with a performance of “Calling You” on the second series of the Voice of Poland, where she eventually finished as a runner-up.

What do you think of the finalists? Do you have any favourites out of any the songs and who do you think will win the ticket to Stockholm on the 5th of March? Let us know in the comments section below and via our Twitter page.

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Omg. I was just listening to Napoli when I thought it was a tragedy that a song like that wouldn’t be heard at esc, but yessss she has a second change. Don’t need to listen to the other songs. it’s napoli for me!

BlandZebra
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BlandZebra

Waiting to hear these all live. Leaning toward Edyta only because I find Michal’s accent too heavy. He does have a great song though.

MrBrightside
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MrBrightside

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9doLGPa2T4 Natalia Szroeder’s “Lustra”

monika
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monika
Elias
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Elias

Edyta is such a fantastic singer. Her live performances are incredible. I’m sure that she can charm Europe by her voice again.

Bart
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Bart
Netherlandish
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Netherlandish

Are we going to hear a revamp from Napoli’s song?

Margaret or Napoli for the win

trz_maier
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trz_maier

Edyta, Margaret, Dorota and Kasia perhaps are the strongest candidates from Poland at this moment but let’s wait for the official audio versions. Exciting choices this year in Poland at last!

meeks
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meeks
meeks
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meeks

Margaret for the win. I’ve heard a snippet of the song on youtube, sounds great!!
It would be so cool to see Poland do something new cool and fresh, and maybe win

DL
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DL

THE HARDKISS reveal the official music video for Helpless https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFdcJJyrIHE

MrJoggy (BEL)
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I miss Cleo ! 🙁 Not a winner here I think … but we don’t know about the other entries so far so … I’m patient

Criticca
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Criticca

Aww no Cleo :((

MGR
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MGR

Generally for me at this moment Szpak (Starling) is favorite, because Górniak’s song is clearly disrespectful for standards of this contest.

MGR
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MGR

Even nationalists know that word national/narodowy is more elegant than country/krajowy.

Marek Gladysz
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Of course “Narodowe” doesn’t sound good in Polish casue it reminds right parties. What a dumb.

Joaquín
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Joaquín

Can we Please comment on music here rather than some bullshit as whether it’s ‘country’ or ‘national’ which doesn’t matter at all?
Songs are super boring and dated, looking forward to the one from Margaret-Poland’s last chance, otherwise they will stay in semi finals

SSRRSSLLYY
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SSRRSSLLYY

With all respect to Edyta – it should be Margaret, only her song will be modern and fresh, I am tired of sad and boring ballads.

Daniel
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Daniel

Edyta or Margaret. Michal is ok, but his song is just uninspiring.
Shame Madox and Marta Zalewska didn’t get in. They would have brought some variety. Magda’s song was quite interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E14jXbXNQRc

MGR
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MGR

I think it’s all about clearness, because this is probably most basic thing. Even the french philosopher Rene Descartes mentioned this at one time.

Jacob
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Jacob

@SSRRSSLLYY
Couldn’t agree more! Margaret should win!

SSRRSSLLYY
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SSRRSSLLYY

It will be Edyta, Margaret or Micha? – for sure.

Notts
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Notts

I guess it’s going to be either Edyta or Margaret, live performances will decide everything.

@MGR – I bet you’ve inhaled too much of Jinx Monsoon’s perfume (if you know what I mean). hahaha

SSRRSSLLYY
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SSRRSSLLYY

@MGR – Your comments are quite pathetic, not legendary 🙂

MGR
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MGR

I like ESC, but basic things always are most important. Only fools try to curse them.

Jonas
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Jonas

Thanks, guys. I’m guessing televotes may be bad for Edyta’s chances, but what do I know?

Piotr
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Piotr

@SSRRSSLLYY

I agree, waiting for Margaret, and also Szroeder. Her voice is amazing and I like her songs “A teraz Ty” or “Nie patrze w dol”. Margaret’s snippet is quite promising

SSRRSSLLYY
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SSRRSSLLYY

@MGR – “good qualities of reason”, “Poles of worst sort”, (Really?) – just keep political things far away from here, stick to the main topic and speak about Eurovision.

MGR
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MGR

My comments here are legendary.

Sparrow
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Sparrow

So I guess we are waiting for the better songs to be released hahaa

Can someone please get rid of this MGR fool.

SSRRSSLLYY
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SSRRSSLLYY

Margaret should represent Poland, no more boring ballads please….:)

MGR
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MGR

If I’m here only Pole, it means that I bring here the good qualities of reason and order of Polish people. If there are also other Poles and in addition they quarrel with me, they must be the Poles of worst sort. They should know well what it means.

Adam
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Adam

MGR why are you making such a big deal out of the title of the contest which literally has no significance at all? If it’s that big of a deal to you then go complain to the head of TVP instead of clogging these comments with your unimportant and uneducated opinions that no one cares about.

MGR
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MGR

You can be justified only when you are seers.

Notts
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Notts

@MGR – dude, what the hell is wrong with you? Do you even realize your posts make no sense right now. Just stick to the topic.

SSRRSSLLYY
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SSRRSSLLYY

Omg….stop arguing about such crap, typical Polish onions…

Rafa?
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Just Edyta <3 At the beginning of the show will perform Monika Kuszy?ska. http://bit.ly/Eurowizja2016preselekcje

MGR
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MGR

I do not want to be rude, but most basic issues must be obvious for all healthy people. If someone does not understand this, then most likely this someone is not healthy. How else?

MGR
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MGR

You are stupid because you ignore most basic issues. For me, the most important are the basic issues. If someone has a reason, he knows what is the matter.

Piotr
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Piotr

MGR is just a troll here, look at other articles, he non stop complains about everything. I’m from Poland so I will explain you that our language is very complicated and the translations are not always that simple. NARODOWY (national) means for Polish people much more than KRAJOWY (country) because of some traditions and historical issues, so we won’t use that word many often, only on special occasions. Are you satisfied with this answer? Maybe in English it sounds stupid to you, but as I have read many your statements here, you think almost everything is stupid… You think that… Read more »

Hello hi
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Hello hi

Dorota osinkina calling you is my favourite voice audition EVER.. I love her

sg
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sg

Jonas – the winner will be decided by televotes only

Notts
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Notts

@Jonas – it’s gonna be 100% televoting.

Jonas
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Jonas

Forgive my ignorance – but how will the winner of Krajowe Eliminacje be decided?

Juries? Televotes? Both? Neither?

Ben Rafter
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Ben Rafter

Just to let you know, Kaliopi’s song will be released on the 7th of March.

MGR
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MGR

We should not be too creative, because it is obstructing. “Nation” is “naród”, “country” is “kraj”. It is very simple and clear. Why should we quarrel?

D
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D

Margaret to Stockholm.

MGR
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MGR

My true is very simple true and that’s why it is so true.

XYZ
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XYZ

I meant Kraj = Country and Krajowy is adjective so Krajowy = National haha

XYZ
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XYZ

@MGR
Naród = Country jest but Narodowy is adjective –> Narodowy= National.

If you don’t believe check in some dictionary and don’t pretend that you know everything the best because you just make yourself look stupid and ignorant.