Back at the start of February, we learned the ten acts competing in Poland’s Krajowe Eliminacje 2018. We’ve been waiting to hear all ten songs ever since. But today, with the release of Marta Galuszweka’s “Why Don’t We Go”, we finally have a full house!
The ten acts will all compete in Krajowe Eliminacje next weekend, on March 3. The winner will go on to represent Poland at Eurovision, following in the footsteps of Michal Szpak and Kasia Mos.
As always, Polish Eurovision fans are definitely excited by their selection. Amongst those competing this year are Isabell Otrebus, returning after finishing fourth in last year’s selection.
Marta Galuszewka was coached on The Voice by Poland’s 2016 star, Michal Szpak. There’s also plenty of hype surrounding Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer, with their song “Light Me Up”.
Gromee and Lukas have already had success in 2017 with their collaboration, “Without You”. Could they do the same in Krajowe Eliminacje?
But of course, it’s now up to you to decide who your favourite is. With all ten entries out, you can now vote in our poll. You’ll find links to all ten songs below:
Krajowe Eliminacje 2018 — Finalists
- Saszan – “Nie chce ciebie mniej”
- Monika Urlik – “Momentum“
- Isabell Otrebus – “Delirium”
- Ifi Ude – “Love is Stronger”
- Future Folk – “Krakowiacy i górale“
- Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer – “Light Me Up”
- Marta Galuszewska – “Why Don’t We Go”
- Pablosson – “Sunflower”
- Maja Hyzy – “Skin”
- Happy Prince – “Don’t Let Go”
Those are your ten options: now it’s time to make a decision! As always in our polls, you can vote for as many of the acts as you like. But there’s only one chance to vote, so double check those votes y’all![polldaddy poll=9945539]
We’ll reveal the results prior to the Krajowe Eliminacje 2018 final on March 3. Make sure to let us know in the comments section who your favourite is too!
Mmmm, some good songs for Poland this year, very high standard I think. My personal favourite being ‘ Don’t Let Go’.
This is TOP 3:
Light me up
Love is stronger
I just don’t know the order
Still a lot is in jury hands, which can be tricky…
My choice: light me up: I hope they will have good stage performance 🙂
Afroslavic realness though. Seems like a good competition.
I get the impression that people who prefer their usual professional chart-music get their kicks from Gromee and/or Otrebus, while people that look for something different might like Ifi or Happy Prince. Normally i tend to the latter, but even though i like “Love Is Stronger” and “Don’t Let Go”, i don’t love them (yet – hopefully this will change with the live performance). Saszan falls somewhat inbetween and i voted for her – don’t know why really, if it was about the look and polish vocals i’d also root for Maja …
Go, go, go Ifi!!! You’ll get my voice girl!
“Nie chce ciebie mniej”: Sounds modern. It’s radio friendly. “Momentum“: It’s a power ballad by a great vocalist. A bit flat however. The voice does all the work. “Delirium”: The word “delirium” sticks in your head and makes it memorable. Just an ok song. “Love is Stronger”: I like the production as well as the voices. The song itself seems messy and the lyrics are simple. “Krakowiacy i górale“: This sounds traditional. It’s fine. “Light Me Up”: I really like this one. Nice melody, love the chorus and the beat. “Why Don’t We Go”: Modern sound. Up-beat. Too many sounds… Read more »
Great vocalist Poland has a year ago and two years ago – I hope so this will make different choice and will pick one of this : Gromee (as first ) or Ifi or Isabell , but no Mementum, as thats sad ballad and doesnt work very well , as next ballad from one country…….
The level of this year’s competition is a bit better.I keep my fingers crossed for Gromee. His song is very happy and I think it’s his time ? #teamGromee
Poles as always the most critical of themselves…
My top 5:
1. Happy Prince – “Don’t Let Go”
2. Ifi Ude – “Love is Stronger”
3. Maja Hyzy – “Skin”
4. Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer – “Light Me Up”
5. Monika Urlik – “Momentum”
Overall a good selection – I’ll watch the final (it helps that I understand polish at least a tiny bit).
You know, two years in a row they postponed the announcement of the finalists of Krajowe Eliminacje. There’s apparently just too many entries. There should’ve been at least 7 decent songs then. And in the end, again, they present us this crap selection. Only Two songs that are worth talking about. At this point I have grown too attached to Delirium, but from what I see Gromee seems to be the next Michal Szpak. He has a gigantic fanbase that will vote for him. If that is the case then sadly I see the first non qualifier in 5 years.… Read more »
Don’t worry. Poland will be in the final 🙂
I hope I’m wrong, and that is indeed the case.
The Ifi’s song is so so… strange, but I like it. This is my big discover this year.
Gromee is giving me ‘ I FEEL ALIVE’ ISRAEL 2017 vibes……everyone excited for an uptempo song and then…flop
My favorites so far: Gromee(Poland), Estonia and Denmark.
Gromee will win in Lisbon.
I’m with Colin on this one. (No surprise there). There are three or four that could do well nationally, but there isn’t a “Flashlight” or a “Cool me down” that would guarantee Poland a qualification for the ESC final. At least not yet (revamps and live sensations might be yet to come).
There is potential for some creative staging here too. It might be a good national final to watch.
(Although, if I’m honest, I do miss Kasia Mos.)
I have completely different opinion – this year is better than previosu as w can listening in polish elimination quite various songs and new sounds – so we have big possibility Poland will not send this year ballad , but other type of song – what is very good message – as in previous years we had ballads and always listened Poland send ballad again……-(however it was so happy to have Kasia and Michal in previous years !) So I see this year will be different and I hope this will bring better luck !
Sounds good. I like optimism. 🙂
Hopefully the national final will deliver. Have a good time.
Thank you @@@ I believe Polish Eurovision fans and watchers – expecting this year really something different and I hope this will bring in National Elimination @@@@
Gromee is the best – we hope so he will be in Lisbon !
Only Ifi Ude, I also like Maja Hyzy 🙂
Gromee is the best @@@ I hope so they will be in Lisbon !!!!
I felt in love with Ifi too!!!
however Ifi Ude is also very good and I think will be in top-3 in Polish Elimination this tear !
I Like songs of Happy Prince, Maja Hyzy, Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer and Isabell Otrebus (but I swear I heard somewhere before that same chorus).
I didn’t know Poland was a former Swedish colony.
haha – but Gromee is from Poland Lukas from Sweden – Isabell part to part from poland and from Sweden !
Isabell has Polish parents who moved to Sweden where she was born.
Isabell is Polish – her parents moved to Sweden. And Gromee is from Poland as well, as all other candidates (ok, Ifis father is from Nigeria).
#teamGromee the best song of Eurovision 2018
I don’t like Delirium at all!
I think Gromee ft Lukas has a current sound and will get high televotes which can make Poland reach final!
Why don’t we go and momentum are decent!
Love is stronger is unique
Song in polish is better than the last year’s one!
However none of them gripped me like voiceless or Only human did last year.
Light Me Up is the best song out of these, y’all better vote for them
I usually avoid writing my first impressions, as my opinion can change after a few times of listening to a song. Thus, I hope there are growers in this list, cause after I listened to them all, I realized that 3 songs are good (but nowhere near as great as some of the already chosen entries that are wonderful), 4 songs are reasonably enjoyable, but don’t make a big impact, 1 song that has a nice beat, but is repetitive to the point of annoying, 1 song that is weak and dated and 1 song that is so incredibly bad… Read more »
Supposing it works live, “Love is Stronger” would be the obvious choice for me. It’s not awesome, but it’s the one that sounds like people making music and not record labels making money.
I also like Sazsan’s song. Maybe because it’s in polish, so at least it brings something different to my ears. “Delirium”, “Light Me Up” and “Skin” are all decent but it’s difficult to tell which is the most generic (“Light Me Up”, probably, by a nose). Marta’s song isn’t original either, but I really like her voice, so she would be my 3rd option.
Cant’t wait to Krajowe Eliminacje. We’ve got many good songs this year and really hard decision before us. Keep fingers crossed for Poland! 🙂
In my opinion only Ifi Ude is an interesting song, but people will vote for Gromee.
Ifi Udde has an intersting song 🙂
The problem is that Poland had many good and interesting songs as proposals, but jury made a bad choice. What a pity 🙁
Jury made a bad choice. Many of people wanted Clödie and “Go” in Krajowe Eliminacje.
Not impressed with Polish songs this year.
Just not Isabell please. Awful voice and a forgettable song.
Most people in Poland stopped caring about Isabell after announcement of the participating songs. I guess the winner will be either Gal/uszewska or Gromee, with the possibility of another unexpected televote-topper like Carmell last year.
Very weak bunch of songs in Poland’s NF.
I don’t like almost any song of the 10.
The most favorable song of these songs is ”Don’t Let Go”.
Regret that i took the time to listen to Poland’s songs…
Most of them either suck or cause negative feelings to me.
I wasn’t displeased with just just a few of them only..
That’s why Poland is from my least liked countries in the ESC.
@ Poland : See ya next year…
Will you make a reaction video on all songs ? 😀
We have no screaming women yet this year and we do not need one.
So Poland please be wise and don’t send Delirium. Anything but this
This year’s selection is so much worse than the previous year. To be completely honest, I don’t understand the hype around any of these songs. “Delirium” is just another bland, soulless, unoriginal radio-friendly song that you listen only to kill the silence. Same applies to “Light Me Up”. I was curious about the folk song, but “Krakowiacy i górale” sounds like a poor, unfunny joke entry. Most of the songs sound like a copy-paste of your typical, radio songs you won’t remember 15 minutes later. Horrible. I’d say two most “original” songs here are “Love Is Stronger” and “Don’t Let… Read more »
KE 2017 was amazing. Carmell and Lanberry were great.
Mo?e tak zamkniesz mord? i przestaniesz przynosi? wstyd Polsce? Albo chocia? nie pisz, ?e jeste? Polakiem.
Czilaut, pliz… that’s only his opinion.
Czy s?ysza?e? ju? kiedy? o „Freedom of speech“?
Sorry, but last year’s Krajowe Eliminacje were terrible.
To be fair, all of those songs, bar the folky one, are far more current that the two dated pieces of crêpe Poland has chosen in the last two years. Maybe they are too radio oriented, but Eurovision also has to have some of that. It’s about variety, after all.
It’s either gromee or ifi.
I find Isabel’s voice really annoying – it grates on my ears and I can’t listen to her! If she wins it’s going to be a definite non qualification for Poland. Plus the song is meh anyway.
Very good national final Poland. My favourite is “Love Is Stronger”, it reminds me of a mix of Grimes and Björk, two of my favourite artists. The songs by Isabell, Saszan, and Marta are also really good. Don’t get the hype over “Light Me Up”, it’s radio friendly but very boring and expected.
Isabell Otrebus – Delirium will be 100% in Top 10 in May if the song get chosen. I can even say it could end in the Top 5
A little high but I also like the song. More top 15 than top 5 though.
It’s the only entry that can make it past the semis IMO.
Polish will hype their entry like every year. They are worse than spanish fans sometimes. None of these will reach top 10.
Delerium is horrible. Overhyped, wouldnt do well in the contest.
Well what’s wrong with being excited about one’s entry and supporting it? The contest without fans and all the hype around it would be boring 😉
The thing is I can “hype” my country’s entry but also support dozen of songs from other countries so don’t know what’s wrong with that. We just know how to celebrate music and Eurovision mate! cheers
Popo just give me titles of songs of this year’s Eurovision that are better than “Light Me Up” or even “Delirium” (however I don’t like it so much).
My top 3 is:
1.Love is stronger
3.Light me up
The rest is kinda meh tbh….
Delirium and Light me up aren’t that good either, but These are Songs that I didn’t imediatly turn off after the Chorus started… It’s 100% Love is stronger to me, but Delirium will win anyway. Good luck in the 2nd semi.
This year I won’t listen to these songs
Remembering what we did with Rafa? last year (that was horrible), if we choose a really bad song, then I don’t want to know what the rest are
The only song I know is Delirium. It’s good, but not really a winner, possible not a qualifier, since we’re in the 2nd SF
Lol @ Wiwibloggs readers voting for Otrebus-Larsson because it’s the only name they already know.
I’m Polish and I’m very disappointed (but not surprised). I would say Gromee is my favorite, but I’m not really crazy about the song.
My favorite is internally selecting Margaret
From now on we can only dream. That will never happen again.
Guyyyss can we please get a video reaction? :))
Isabell Otrebus is my favourite here. I think she would be the wisest choice.
das que gosto Delirium é a pior. Prefiro Saszan, cantando em polonês.
I like already Ifi and powerful Monika’s voice.
Guys please, react to the songs! 😀
Each song in this national finale is different. It is a big plus. I bet on Gromme & Lukas.
All of them suck
Rasmus, are you from Poland?