Gromee and Lukas Meijer should win Polands Krajowe Eliminacje 2018

Ten acts sang and tried their best to grab the Krajowe Eliminacje 2018 crown. But in the end, one act soared above the others. Poland has chosen Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer as their Eurovision 2018 representative, with the song “Light Me Up”.

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Artur Orzech guided us through proceedings and marked his eighth time as the host of Poland’s national final. The result was decided by a 50/50 split between the televoting public and a national jury comprising Poland’s Eurovision 2017 representative Kasia Mos, as well as Maryla RodowiczJan BorisovichTabb and Stefano Terrazzino.

The song is a collaboration between electronic music producer Gromee and singer Lukas Meijer. The pair have worked together before on their 2017 single “Without You”.

“Light Me Up” was the televote favourite and the third favourite song with the expert jury. This was enough to put Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer in the lead and ensure they’d get the ticket to Lisbon.

In second place was Happy Prince and their song “Don’t Let Go”. The group was the favourite of the jury but was less popular with televoters, putting them just one point behind Gromee in the overall score.

Third was Monika Urlik and her song “Momentum”. Her uplifting anthem was the second favourite song with televoters, but less popular with the expert jury.

Krajowe Eliminacje 2018: Full Results

Running Order

  1. Pablosson – “Sunflower”
  2. Marta Galuszewska – “Why don’t we go”
  3. Maja Hyzy – “Skin (Blysk)”
  4. Future Folk – “Krakowiacy i górale”
  5. Isabell Otrebus – Delirium”
  6. Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer – “Light me up”
  7. Happy Prince – Don’t let go”
  8. Saszan – “Nie chce ciebie mniej”
  9. Ifi Ude – “Love is stronger”
  10. Monika Urlik – “Momentum”

Three special guest performers also strutted their stuff on the Krajowe Eliminacje stage tonight. As well as sitting on the jury, Kasia Mos also took to the stage to perform. In the interval act, Eurovision 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw performed his new single “Happyland”, while Poland’s Eurovision 2004 representatives Blue Café also made an appearance.

Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer will now hope to continue Poland’s qualification trend since their 2014 return to the contest and place higher than Kasia Mos, who came 22nd with 64 points in last year’s grand final.

What do you think about “Light Me Up”? Do you think Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer was the right choice for Poland? Will they be able to qualify from the second semi-final? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Mary
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Mary

You never fail until you stop trying…… so we are still continue this not easy way reagrding ESC from 24 years …..

Ari
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Ari

I find it really nice of the Polish government that the still allow their broadcaster to participate in a contest like Eurovision. 😛

It’s an okay song, I don’t mind it.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Broadcasters are not governments. Well, mostly not.

Ari
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Ari

My comment as directed at the situation in Poland, specifically. You may have missed how the Polish government took over control of Polish media, including the broadcaster.

HUB
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HUB

really, ari, go crying in other place, for example: tusk, kod

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Unless you are Polish yourself, it would be wise not to comment on other country’s political situations in this comments section. (You won’t like the responses. Some people can be extremely harsh.)

D
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D

Ari, and you may have missed the fact that every single Polish government is taking control over TVP during its tenure, not just PiS ;]

Mary
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Mary

Ari your comment is really rubbish – as at first I dont know what you talking about – at second we are speaking here about music and Eurovision , not about politics – so dont mix them together – because thats nothing absolutely connected together !!! we have completely different and positive song this year – Light me up – dont ruin our great fun please @@@@ Respect that point…..

Magpie
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Magpie

Not a bad song but when I compare this to others like it, this needs some work.

Safiya
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Safiya

I think it was the best possible choice. Ifi Ude was great too, but her song was a bit repetitive. I hope she comes back with something even better next year. “Light me up” is a good song and it can really grow on you!

Ana
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Ana

Good decision. I’m sure they will perform even better in Portugal than on a small stage, with quite poor technical conditions. Good luck, Gromee & Lukas!

dsa
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dsa

borisowitch gave 3 points to gromee… so weird

Hebbuzz
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Hebbuzz

This song deserves a singer that actually can sing, this live performance in afwul, because of the very bad vocals.

Roxy
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Roxy

It was my second favorite after Ifi Ude, so I’m ok with it. I really enjoyed several shots of Gromee doing “Look I’m DJing!”.
I don’t agree with people saying this is somewhat similar to Grab the Moment. The only similarity is that DJ moments. This can’t get anywhere close to Grab the Moment. That was waaay better than this.

Marko
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Marko

Get rid of the awkward DJ cuts and the unnecessary guitar, get better clothes, make a JB-style choreography, improve vocals and then we can talk.

TheDrMistery
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TheDrMistery

DJ cuts made the performance yesterday.

dabamba
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dabamba

Best part of the show. There could be even more.

Marty Mc
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Marty Mc

The live version sounds nothing like the studio. The studio version is very good. No qualifier, unless they change the singer, or he has a 2 month crash course in knowing how to sing. Probably the jury will give very few votes and the public will give loads, much the same as Micha? Szpak in 2016. Not a winner as it stands, border line qualifier to say the least. What lets this song down is the vocals and performance.

Ann
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Ann

Obvious that jury will give them few points – jury doesn’t like Poland so much. If Sobral was representing Poland last year, he would ens up on the last place…

Ann
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Ann

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Mary
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Mary

really ??? how do you know ??/ are you a visionary ? no ! so lets wait what will be there – we have still long time until Lisbon – and everything can happen….. nobody knows what will be there……..

chanson
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chanson

It’s Borysewicz, not Borisovich.

And Ifi was great 🙂

das
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das

how could this “Borisovitch” give Gromee and Lukas only 3(!) points? is he deaf & blind?!

Napaw
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Napaw

Maybe it’s just not his type of music? It happens.
And what do you mean with “blind“? This is not XYZ’s next Topmodel, it’s a SONG contest.

Ann
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Ann

Borysewicz actually. The author wrote it wrong.
I’m not surprised though – I didn’t think HE would give them a lot of points :/
The most surprising is the fact that Maryla Rodowicz gave them 12 points. She, if someone, was the oldest artist in jury and her music is quite the opposite to Gromees. I Was really glad when I heard her verdict.

Bastian
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Bastian

Ireally love it, its catchy, its fun, its light, so overall: Good, but not a winner song.

Zebb
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Zebb

They’ve slided down to 4th safe for me, behind Afroslavic lady, Saszan that took their spot after cool vibing live and also Happy Prince was a grower live.

They only need improve Lukas stability, since club appeal will make its purpose.
Ah and Ifi’s staging was a bit stale and cheesy for me, unfortunately.

Étoile
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Étoile

I really like their performance, very happy that they will represent Poland. Good luck to them. :3

AndersP
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AndersP

Can see this doing very well in a large arena setting with good visuals. Agree with a lot of the comments here, it reminds me totally of Grab The Moment, but it’s one of the better songs of the year for me in what is fast becoming a fairly pedestrian field.

Ann
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Ann

No idea why so many say it reminds of “Grab the moment”. It’s the same genre, but that’s all. It’s doesn’t sound like Norways song at all o.O

Ann
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Ann

Anyone else who thinks that Lukas Meijer looks like Jared Leto from 30 seconds to Mars? :p

TheDrMistery
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TheDrMistery

You mean Oscar winner Jared Leto?

Kati
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Kati

The same one

Visionary
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Visionary

Let’s be real here, this was one of the least bad entries in a very dreadful selection. I would have preferred Ifi Ude, but her song wasn’t finished and would need a complete makeover for ESC if chosen.
My problem with this though is that it’s kind of flat, if they can somehow convince TVP to go with “Without You” instead (which is a much stronger song and strangely TVP chose this one over the other), then Poland has a much higher chance at some decent spot in ESC.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

This was a nice surprise. It’s also maybe a smart move from Poland to send a song with a memorable driving beat behind it, as well as likeable performers.

Eve
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Eve

The beat kills, Light me up, light me up baby, I have it already on repeat this morning 😀

Mary
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Mary

I am so happy – as it was good choice this evening – only Ifi was the same good as Gromee and Lukas – however really great positive – not sad song this year from Poland !!! Good luck @@@

Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga

Well, at least this sounds very contemporary & radio friendly. I guess in a sea of mediocrity this may stand out with a good staging. Might skip this year’s Eurovision edition: at this rate, I probably only like 5 songs so far, such a slim picking

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

I’m not a fan of the genre, at all. I appreciate the effort, it will be quite unique, so I expect a decent result for them. But it won’t be a top one, this music is not for a live performance, it’s not for a top result in a contest such Eurovision. But it will win some fans for the genre I guess.

Ann
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Ann

I think this on can be for live performances. The singer must train a lot, yes, but the DJ is really cool live. People were dancing during the concert.

Napaw
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Napaw

My thoughts exactly. It’s certainly nothing I’d listen to personally, but the EDM genre has built up quite a large fanbase (I quite enjoy Kpop edm though, it has pop elements to it).
My only concern is the act. At this point everyone should know that the only thing live at Eurovision are the vocals, so basically the MAIN ACT/ARTIST (Gromee) will be moving back and forth on stage on a mute music system pretending to be playing music, and everyone knows…

Nikos
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Nikos

I don’t think it can do as well as Norway last year but I think that it should make it to the final. I can then see this finishing something like 17th-20th. I’m happy with this representing Polska this year (still hoping they win one of these years!).

Mikey
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Mikey

This is the most generic EDM I have ever heard.
This is like 2010 EDM. And it doesn’t help that it’s sound, lyrics, or presentation (EVERYTHING) screams bland and pedestrian.

Marty Mc
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Marty Mc

Live performance is very poor, his vocal capabilities destroys the song in the national finals. For the radio it is fine, but for a live show he needs to improve big time. There is no comparison with Norway’s song last year Aleksander Walmann can sing. This guy can not.

brunowskii
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brunowskii

Thank God
Finally a winner
Just this
XXX

Dew
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Dew

My favorite song in the bunch but his live vocals are so bad…I’m disappointed.

Héctor
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Héctor

Enjoyable song, average live performance. Probably a bottom 5-10 finalist, though there’s a small chance that this has the same effect as Norway had last year.

Vernix
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Vernix

Polish ballads – wrong
Polish EDM, little rock – wrong

What to choose? What is going on? 😀 😀 😀

Pandaman
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Pandaman

Oookay, where exactly is this “rock” in that song? 😀

domii
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domii

the singer- he screams rock if you look at him

Eve
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Eve

Vernix, it’s not wrong, this choice is good! 🙂

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

The song was not as bad as I thought when listening to the studio version but I still think it would be a bit better with a different singer. The EDM bit is great though. Needs more of that!

Disappointed for Isabell. Obviously, she was my winner and I thought she was good enough live to warrant winning but oh well.

Talula
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Talula

his live singing is weak…nice song though….but i think it will not qualifier …second semi has so much stronger performers than him

Mary
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Mary

Thats your opinion – thats great positive song and sounds very well – so I hope will do this very well @@@

Colin
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Colin

The song is pretty decent. Considering Isabell crashed hard in live, it was either this, Ifi or Monika. I am okay with this. Not in my top 10, but I like it.

Brit-bit
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Brit-bit

Actually I really like this song and I hear it first time today! The Singer looking adorable and sexy and the chorus is super catchy! All new hits like from Selena Gomes “Wolfs” or more of songs have this musical break that make the song remembered- am I right?

Soy
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Yeah, edm is very famous nowadays

Daggu
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Daggu

I didn’t have any favourite going into the show, but Ifi really impressed me with her performence. Which is a lot, cause her song was kinda boring and uninteresting from the studio cut, but she really made it come alive during the show. Huge props to her, I hope she will come back last year

By the way, funny thing. Last year, I voted for Carmell, who was number 9. This year, I voted for Ifi, and she was number 9. Turns out I really vote for that number 9, huh.

old boy
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old boy

Are yall kidding me? His voice is terrible live. Israel 2017 all over again, except with bad vocals.

Aabiörn
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Aabiörn

will vote for them

kendji
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kendji

love it

Clera
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Clera

Ifi Ude is the best!
very original, beautiful, phenomenal!

iosa
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iosa

Studio cut marginally better but it’s still somewhat bland, sadly, and he really can’t sing live. Poor choice as some relatively ok songs in this preselection… Nice staging TVP, the way!

Marcelo
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Marcelo

YES! Happy to see uptempo finally from Poland! I didn’t listen to any of the other songs but I’m very happy with the result! C’mon Poland! You got a Peruvian here rooting for you! Semi-2 just became easier to decide.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Nice to know that you’re peruvian. That makes me feel less like a freak that I’m not the only south american here!

Hada
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Hada

That makes three of us!!!

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Awesome! Where are you from Hada?

Marcelo
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Marcelo

Where are you from, Sabrina? I have seen you many times on the site, I thought you were European, sorry. It’s great there are other South American people crazy about Eurovision. Hada where are you from?

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I’m from Brazil, Marcelo.

Marcelo
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Marcelo

Amazing!

Marcelo
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Marcelo

Awesome!

meylll
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meylll

To people who think this entry is like Norway 2017 “Grab The Moment”. Sorry but “Light Me Up” is much better. It will end in Top 5

Morenia
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Morenia

Not bad but not great, either. Nothing memorable…

Alison
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Alison

I find this entry very meh. But it’s not a complete car crash and this is Poland so I reckon it will make the grand final but then do absolutely nothing.

lemonn
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lemonn

blah blah blah

Prepare to eat your words in May. hahaha

Alison
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Alison

There was really no need to say blah blah blah, completely immature response to my very measured comment. And yes i am absolutely willing to eat my words when songs do better than i think.

Ffs
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Ffs

Not bad

Napaw
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Napaw

I’m curious to see how the betting odds will look like on Monday.

meylll
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meylll

Why monday and not tomorrow ?

Eve
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Eve

Good entry, I like it!

Agrael
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Agrael

As a fellow Pole, I must say that I prefer Ifi more, but I like Gromee as well. I’m pretty surprised that Ifi was drowned by the televote in such a way, she received one of the biggest cheers and applauses during the song.

Oh well, Gromee should qualify to the final, I’m not as happy as I could be with Ifi winning, buuuut hopefully next year.

josh
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josh

Very respectable entry Poland, well done. This will surely qualify, but how it will place in the final I’m not sure.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Poland had a very radio-friendly final and “Light Me Up” was the one that worked better on the stage. It set the mood quite easily while the other songs struggled to do the same. The way the audience reacted to the act through the night says it all. For Lisbon, they must refine the camera angles, so it can be more like an arena concert and less like a variety show performance. They should be inspired by Norway’s performance from last year for example. For a minute, I thought that Ifi Ude could make it. What a delightful performer she… Read more »

Sabrina
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Sabrina

*Happy Prince obviously.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Indeed. Thanks Sabrina, you write very well. 🙂

Aleks
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Aleks

OMG Ifi Ude was AMAZING! Very orginal. Too bad she was only 5th in the televote. But I’m glad that Gromee won. He was my second choice. I like this song. One of the best entry from Poland ever.