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!

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Jacob
Jacob
5 months ago

He said he doesn’t see himself there (you know, he’s not a generic artist so I understand why he has some fear about that). We’ll see, but I recommend to listen to “Zlodzieje Wyobrazni” for example – great song) If he had “Gdzie Isc” in English – that might sell quite well in Turin.
But I want Alicja Szemplinska tbh – she deserves that after Eurovision 2020.

Last edited 5 months ago by Jacob
KarmaLeon
KarmaLeon
5 months ago

He maybe submitted a song but this years polish entry is a woman .. on saturday you ll discover her song 😉

Last edited 5 months ago by KarmaLeon
Ignonito
Ignonito
5 months ago
Reply to  KarmaLeon

How do you know that?

ete sech
ete sech
5 months ago
Reply to  Ignonito

I wonder the same and I’m keen to know

KarmaLeon
KarmaLeon
5 months ago
Reply to  Ignonito

Bcause it will be Daria with the song Paranoia 😉

KarmaLeon
KarmaLeon
5 months ago

No no and no …
Poland please for once chose one of your big talents such as Sylwia Grzeszczak or Doda ! The first will slay by her vocals..thé second by ..other things 🙂
Poland needs a big name to finally made it to the final and get a good result ( look at 2016 despite i didnt like the song)

Ignonito
Ignonito
5 months ago
Reply to  KarmaLeon

But Krystian Ochman is a big name thats the things, lots of poles watch it. Being myself polish and living in UK and knowing others that watch the Voice a lot and I remember him from the voice.

Paca
Paca
5 months ago

He is very cute!!!

Anke
Anke
5 months ago

Turkey, Hungary and Belarus are out from ESC. Time for Poland, Azerbaijan and Russia. Bye bye

Leoni445
Leoni445
5 months ago
Reply to  Anke

ooooh somebody is a bit bitter, cry harder cuz they’re here to say. Bye Bye, so tragic

Carl
Carl
5 months ago
Reply to  Anke
Or maybe it's time for you?
Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
5 months ago

I thought it was a toss up between Paranoia and Lovesick. Both are basic though.

Tul
Tul
5 months ago

Well we saw what TVP chose for last year, so the only way is up from the deep end of mediocrity.

ete sech
ete sech
5 months ago

The title irks me a bit (sounds like broken English, though it seems to be right), but his submission sounds promising.

ete sech
ete sech
5 months ago
Reply to  ete sech

Sorry, I was drunk I don’t know what was I thinking about. This is messy at best. However, it’s still better than Rafa?

DonutLover
DonutLover
5 months ago

Song sounds interesting,a bit messy but nothing small revamp cant fix!
Love his voice

Anka
Anka
5 months ago

Good luck Krystian! Powerful song with great music and deeply moving lyrics. Keep fingers crossed!

Last edited 5 months ago by Anka
Anka
Anka
5 months ago

The most beautiful male voice discovered recently in Poland. I just love all songs from his latest album OCHMAN – all with touching lyrics and wonderful music. Great talent and charming personality 🙂

Last edited 5 months ago by Anka
sasha
sasha
5 months ago

i just want alicja back

Kinga
Kinga
5 months ago

every year I pray for Michal Szpak to come back to Eurovision.. I don’t like “gdzie isc”, also I hate ‘paranoia”,which is considerate to go to esc this year. I start to think that my country once more will not get to the final.

raylee
raylee
5 months ago
Reply to  Kinga

Your country has literally many talents , also this person is coming from The Voice and i really love The Voice Of Poland i think it is one of the very best versions in the world.
Last year it was a big mistake for you to send him even though you had too many good options..
If it’s about not only qualifying but also winning , i think only Sanah could bring the Eurovision victory to Poland

Last edited 5 months ago by raylee
Kinga
Kinga
5 months ago
Reply to  raylee

Yeah Sanah is good but mainly because of her beautiful lyrics. Without understanding them people might think that she’s just another pretty girl with pretty voice. And I am not sure if she can write such a beautiful songs in english.

raylee
raylee
5 months ago
Reply to  Kinga

But don’t forget native language is a big adventage to win sometimes like Portugal did in 2017 and Ukraine in 2016.. And France this year with ”Voila”(this one was almost winning) I am sure most of the people who voted for those songs didn’t understand the lyrics but they felt it because those songs had something special that makes you feel the emotions and the composition is so important for that kind of songs. I think Sanah fits very well what i’m talking about. Her style also is a different sound for Eurovision (dream pop/art pop) if Lana Del Rey… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by raylee
Kinga
Kinga
5 months ago
Reply to  raylee

You’re right. I hope that TVP will make this year a good decision.

Hrvatska
Hrvatska
5 months ago

If this song is sung during the Eurovision Song Contest, I will be glad, I will say the song is too good for my country, i.e. Poland, but I hope that a negative opinion about Poland will not affect the result in the competition

Gabriela
Gabriela
5 months ago

Well, as a Pole, I’d love Krystian to represent us. He’s like my favourite artist from Poland with such gorgeous vocal and adorable, modest personality. Absolutely he’ll be great fit in Eurovision Fam and I really hope my country will choose him! Let’s go Krystian!!!

Paul
Paul
5 months ago

I quite like it but it feels like 3 different songs at once

Léon
Léon
5 months ago

This guy is so hot. I have a huge crush on him. I would die if he would represent Poland in Eurovision.

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
5 months ago

This could be good. The song is clearly unfinished (why did he rush it?) and there’s space to do something really interesting with the chorus because the current one is… well, unfinished.

Leo
Leo
5 months ago

Praying that Poland doesn’t end up sending Daria with that generic Paranoia song

Addie
Addie
5 months ago
Reply to  Leo

Who’s Daria? Did that person submit a song too?

Dawid
Dawid
5 months ago
Reply to  Addie

Poor Dua Lipa’s imitation

Kinga
Kinga
5 months ago
Reply to  Leo

yes!!! paranoia suc*s

Tom
Tom
5 months ago

He reminds me of Loit Nottet a bit. Would be a good Choice for Poland.

Last edited 5 months ago by Tom
Reid
Reid
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Yes I agree but much stronger voice and stage presence

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
5 months ago
Reply to  Reid

Stronger voice than Loic? More powerful perhaps but not as special as Loic’s one.

Bernie
Bernie
5 months ago
Reply to  Reid

Come on ! Loïc Nottet have a VERY strong voice and stage presence. Pff ????!

Bernie
Bernie
5 months ago
Reply to  Reid

You really have a big talent to write false thinks ….. But people fortunately reacting.

Luk
Luk
5 months ago

Good luck Krystisn !

Reid
Reid
5 months ago

PLEASE Poland choose Krystian. The song which may be his submission gave me Sound Of Silence vibes and would no doubt have a more Eurovision friendly version. He is also smart and knows he would need a commercial enough entry to garner votes.
Amazing voice, unique classy musical style and a great looking guy.
SO much better than the ‘done a million times before’ fodder offered by Daria etc.

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
5 months ago
Reply to  Reid

Dami Im’s Sound Of Silence?! Please do elaborate.

Reid
Reid
5 months ago
Reply to  willchrisiam

The bursts of electro in the verses and emotional vocal release in the chorus – it’s in a similar field rather than sounding like the actual ‘song’. Sia touches here and there.

kirkirkir
5 months ago

Waiting for his furry chest on the ESC stage