Rafał will represent Poland with the synth-pop number “The Ride”. And on Saturday, the singer and television presenter performed his number live for the first time during the final of The Voice Kids Poland.
Rafał, who himself was a semifinalist in the first season of the adult version of The Voice, was a guest performer, delivering some of the 80s synth-pop and neon aesthetic that we saw in his music video.
He kept his look cool and minimalist, wearing a black suit and his trademark sunglasses. But around him was an explosion of distinctive synth-styled colour, with blue and pink LED graphics, and plenty dancers in pink and white suits with black accents. Rafał delivered a competent vocal performance, offering a hint of what he might bring to Rotterdam.
The winner of the edition was 12-year-old Sara Egwu-James. Notably, one of her performances in the finale was of “Husavik (My Hometown)” — the Oscar-nominated song from the film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. She gave a classy and vocally flawless live.
Poland’s Eurovision journey
Poland was one of the last countries to reveal their artist. On March 12, the country revealed they had internally selected Rafal to represent them with “The Ride”. Rafał is on his way to Eurovision fresh from hosting the most recent edition of Junior Eurovision last November. He also has attempted to represent the country before, placing second in the Polish national final of 2017.
Rafał will sing “The Ride” on the first half of the second semi-final in Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam, this upcoming May 20.
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