Last year Rafal’s song “The Ride” stalled in the semi-finals. But now Poland’s TVP is ready to hit the road once more. The Polish broadcaster has opened its call for Eurovision 2022 songs and artists. Just as it did for Eurovision 2021, the broadcaster is will choose its acts behind-closed doors in an internal selection. However this year it’s casting its net a bit wider and allowing anyone to submit a song.
Poland: Eurovision 2022 internal selection details
Interested artists have until November 20 to submit. The broadcaster asks that artists provide a short biography along with photos. Crucially, they also need to send an .mp3 of their proposed song, which, as every, must not exceed three minutes and which must not have been released commercially before September 1 of this year. You send all of it to [email protected].
As Eurowizja.org explains, the selection will take place in two phases. During the first phase, a five-person jury will cull the submissions significantly. Each member of the jury will choose three artists for the second round. Interestingly, and as Dziennik-Eurowizyjny points out, each juror may put one artist from outside the submitted entries into their Top 3.
That means as few as three artists (if all the jurors choose the same acts) or as many as 15 artists (if all the jurors choose different acts) will proceed to the second phase.
During this phase, the jury rate each of the songs from 1 to 10. The artist with the highest score will win the ticket to Eurovision 2022. In case of a tie, the jury chairman decides.
TVP will reveal its winner by January 2, 2022. As not to embarrass anyone, only the name of the winner will be revealed publicly.
Are you excited that Poland is choosing internally, or would you prefer a return to a televised final? And who do you hope to see submit? Let us know down below!