Last year, Gromee’s non-qualification fiasco proved to Poland that its diaspora will not always have its back at Eurovision. And now fans and musical insiders think that TVP has gotten the message, and learned that it’s better to work with and nurture Eurovision artists so that they can slay at full volume.
A lack of help from TVP has previously been cited as one of the greatest problems for top-flight artists considering a Eurovision run. Polish pop queen Doda has repeatedly emphasised her interest in participating. But she’s also sworn that she’d never do it with TVP’s meek budget.
All of that background leads us to the latest rumour — or, rather, reasonable conjecture. It’s widely thought that Poland will choose its representative internally, rather than staging a national final.
Such a move from Polish Television would not be such a surprise considering the country’s first victory in the most recent ESC-like competition — Junior Eurovision — came from Roksana Węgiel. She, unlike her two predecessors, was chosen internally. The biggest piece of evidence? The President of TVP recently stated publicly that they are considering the option of picking internally.
Krajowe Eliminacje may be out, but it seems that one of its darlings may be in.
Amongst the most likely names we’re seeing shoot out of the rumour mill is Natalia Szroeder, the sweet girl you may remember from Krajowe Eliminacje 2016, where she sang “Lustra” (Mirrors).
Natalia — who’s rumoured to be TVP’s top pick — might not be the biggest Polish star, but she’s known to the public. Nowadays it’s mostly down to her partner Quebonafide, who happens to be a well known-rapper. The media frequently refer to her as Quebo’s girlfriend, which is sad comparing their singing skills and basic talents.
Natalia has an impressive musical background but she didn’t become popular until she released her song “Liber” with a Polish rapper. That opened the door for a big career, and she walked through it. Her music videos always get millions of views and most of her songs are played by most of the commercial radio stations.
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But the girl is not desperate for Eurovision. She knows her worth and, as we learned from Fakt‘s inside informer, she’d only agree to represent Poland if TVP meets certain conditions….like being able to put some money on the table for staging.
According to Fakt‘s unnamed source:
Natalia says her participation depends on the song and budget she would get from TVP. Quebo helps her now with getting good producers and musicians, who could create an interesting song. If TVP accepts the song, Natalia is our representative.
TVP seems to have nothing but time. Are the rumours true and is Natalia Poland’s representative? Let us know what you think in the comments.