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
- Natalia Szroeder – “Lustra”
- Edyta Górniak – “Grateful”
- Taraka – “In the Rain“
- Aleksandra Gintrowska – “Missing“
- Michal Szpak – “Colour of Your Life”
- Margaret – “Cool Me Down”
- Kasia Mos – “Addiction“
- Dorota Osinska – “Universal“
- Napoli – “My Universe“
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.