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”.
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 Rodowicz, Jan Borisovich, Tabb 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
- Pablosson – “Sunflower”
- Marta Galuszewska – “Why don’t we go”
- Maja Hyzy – “Skin (Blysk)”
- Future Folk – “Krakowiacy i górale”
- Isabell Otrebus – Delirium”
- Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer – “Light me up”
- Happy Prince – Don’t let go”
- Saszan – “Nie chce ciebie mniej”
- Ifi Ude – “Love is stronger”
- 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!