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In recent days Polish Eurovision fans have been buzzing over the news that a wide range of singers —established and aspiring — had submitted songs to Krajowe Eliminacje 2017 ahead of the January 20 deadline.

But now — on the day that Poland’s TVP was set to reveal the five to ten finalists for its Eurovision 2017 selection show — it has instead decided to extend the submission deadline to February 10.

In an extremely concise statement published on TVP’s web site, the broadcaster said:

Polish Television is pleased to announce that due to great interest from artists who want to take part in the National Selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, the deadline for applications is postponed to 10 February.

Therefore, the National Selection concert will be held on February 18, 2017.

Our condolences go out to all of you who had booked flights and hotels for the original national final date, which was originally slated for February 11.

Naturally there are a lot of ways to interpret this.

They may legitimately have interest from other artists who didn’t have time to get their songs in. Perhaps a host of A-listers have offered to compete, so long as they have more time to prepare their bids. That would, of course, slay our socks off.

But there’s also the possibility that TVP simply wasn’t satisfied with the quality and variety of songs that they received.

Thus far the confirmed submissions include “First Kiss” — a track from androgynous male model Mateusz Maga — and an undisclosed song from Gosia Andrzejewicz, a popular pop and dance singer you may remember from Switzerland’s selection process back in 2014.

But given that other A-listers, including Wegrowska, Szulc (Helolove), Sabik, Paula and Ruchala are known to have submitted, the latter seems unlikely. Surely this lot have brought quality already?

Are you looking forward to an amazing national selection? Why do you think Poland extended the deadline? Let us know in the comments box below.

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Lolek
Lolek
3 years ago

Don’t forget about Anna Cyzon wiwibloggs! She’s gonna take this one home!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

Ooo – briadcaster – my typo created a new word 🙂 It’s broadcaster*

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

To move a concert date back a week at this short notice is highly unprofessional. Since the song submission deadline has also been extended, I can only conclude that the briadcaster is unhappy with the songs submitted so far?

xxx
xxx
3 years ago

Aneta SABLIK, not Sabik!

Anna Miles
Anna Miles
3 years ago

more cheezy and tacky songs to come

tt
tt
3 years ago

There are no a listers who submitted songs that we know of… what is revealed is not good quality, 2 maybe 3 songs thllbut that’s it

smaragda
smaragda
3 years ago

margaret will win with a song “truth or dare”, produced again by arash.

Krzysztof Poland
Krzysztof Poland
3 years ago

You have funny definition of A-listers, Wiwibloggs. Only W?growska and Andrzejewicz could be considered A-listers… few years ago.

Napaw
Napaw
3 years ago

I’m really disappointed as I have been checking the Polish Eurovision social media for the past two days nonstop just to be told to wait another two weeks…
BUT Margaret mentioned in her latest facebook announcement that in her upcoming livestream on Monday she is about to reveal a big secret, so…?

olvresc
olvresc
3 years ago

Krakow 2018