He was heavily tipped to be flying the Polish flag in Rotterdam last year. But in the end, The Voice of Poland winner Krystian Ochman wasn’t selected and Rafal represented the country. One year later though, Ochman is back in the rumour mill.
This time, however, Polish media are reporting that Ochman has submitted a song to broadcaster TVP. As Dziennik-Eurowizyjny reports, the singer has a song in English named “Where To Go” in contention for Turin.
Coincidentally, there’s a song in his last album named “Gdyie Isc”, which means “Where to go” in Polish. The record was released in November and the song suspiciously lasts 2:29 — well under the maximum length for Eurovision.
It’s not the first time that Ochman’s name has appeared in the rumour mill for Eurovision. In 2021, he was rumoured to be taking part with his song “Wielkie tituly”, which is also featured in his latest album.
However, in several interviews, Ochman has explained that he’s not so certain about taking part at Eurovision. Talking to Empik, he commented that he was not sure about representing Poland at Eurovision, but that he decided to submit the song anyway.
Who is Krystian Ochman?
Krystian Ochman — who performs as the mononym Ochman — is most familiar in Poland as the winner of the 2020 series of The Voice Poland. He auditioned with Labrinth’s ballad “Beneath Your Beautiful”, impressing Polish Eurovision stars Michał Szpak and Edyta Górniak, before eventually selecting Szpak as his coach.
Over the weeks, Ochman gave impressive performances in both English and Polish and eventually won the series grand final. From that point, fans started to call for him to represent Poland at Eurovision.
Krystian Ochman comes from a musical background. His grandfather is the acclaimed Polish tenor Wiesław Ochman, and it seems clear that a talent for singing has been passed down.
Poland: Eurovision 2022 internal selection details
Poland is hosting an internal selection for Eurovision 2022. It’s expected that their representative will be announced on January 15 — that’s Saturday next week. The selection process had two phases: interested artists had until November 20 to submit their proposals.
During the first phase, a five-person jury cut the submissions significantly. Each member of the jury was expected to choose three artists for the second round.
In the second 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.
Would you like to see Ochman in Turin? Is “Gdyie Isc” the song that will take Poland back to the final? Let us know in the comment section below!