With only a couple of weeks left for broadcasters to submit their entries for Eurovision 2021, there’s still no news to report from Poland‘s broadcaster TVP. But local media is full of speculation over who will fly the Polish flag in Rotterdam this year.
Polish music site All About Music makes the bold claim that Poland’s Eurovision 2020 singer Alicja Szemplińska is no longer in the running for Eurovision 2021. However, other sites including Polish Eurovision blog Eurowizja.org are still including Alicja on their list of potential artists.
Back in July, Alicja told local media that she had not heard anything about Eurovision 2021, but noted that she was “waiting patiently”. She added, “I believe that in my heart I will be there next year and I am writing lots of new songs.”
All About Music also say that The Voice of Poland winner Krystian Ochman is also not in the running for Rotterdam. Other rumours suggest he was once under consideration, but say that TVP chose not to go with him. Radio Zet, however, still lists him, but more as a side note rather than being at the top of TVP’s wishlist.
Polish media also note that much of the interest in Ochman comes from international media, rather than Poland. On Friday Krystian released his new single “Wielkie tytuły”, which inspired many fans — both in Poland and abroad — to say it should be Poland’s entry for Eurovision 2021.
Another name being mentioned is Rafał Brzozowski. The singer, TV host and former wrestler will be best known to Eurovision fans as the co-host of Junior Eurovision 2020.
Rafał had a previous attempt at Eurovision. In 2017, he competed in the Polish national final with the peace ballad “Sky Over Europe”. The song finished in second place, just three points behind eventual winner Kasia Moś.
And another familiar name said to be under consideration is the R&B diva Cleo. She previously represented Poland at Eurovision 2014 with the outrageous “My Słowianie – We Are Slavic”. Eurowizja.org names her as another artist who has mainly been suggested by foreign media.
Meanwhile, Cleo’s Eurovision 2014 collaborator Donatan is stoking rumours of his own. He made a post to his Facebook with a photo of him and Cleo. In the caption, he wrote, “Is it time for us to go to Eurovision and show them how to do it the Slavic way? Should we wait until the world becomes even stranger?”
But amid all these rumours, Polish broadcaster TVP is keeping quiet. The broadcaster has until mid-March to submit their entry for Eurovision 2021 to the EBU. Until then, the broadcaster will evidently be hard at work deciding who will get the ticket to Rotterdam.
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