Poland is no stranger to mixing it up. In recent years they’ve held internal selections and even turned a long-running talent show into a national final. Now the Jastrzab Post reports that yet another change is imminent.
As reported by the Polish news site, TVP is in the process of creating a pre-selection that will feature up to 10 competitors. It claims the show will air around mid-to-late February, and that it will use a 50/50 system of national juries and Polish televote.
As for the potential artists, Jastrzab claims that the list will include many artists previously rumoured to have been internally selected: Ania Byrcyn, Daria Marx, whose song “Paranoia” has been rumoured to be the Polish song to be sent to Turin; and Krystian Ochman, who has allegedly submitted a song to be considered, called “Where To Go”.
This all goes against earlier news. TVP previously stated that an internal selection for an artist and song would be made by January 2. However, that date was pushed back to January 15, and recent developments indicate that plans will change more dramatically.
Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest
There’s little that Poland hasn’t tried. Following their hiatus from the competition, the country decided to internally select Donatan and Cleo and Monika Kuszyńska in 2014 and 2015. Then they organized a 10-song national final, Krajowe Eliminacje, which had regular instalments until 2018.
Since then they’ve tried their luck internally selecting Tulia and Rafal, for 2019 and 2021 respectively. For the canceled 2020 edition, they repurposed the long-running talent show Szansa na Sukces as a national selection show, which has also been in place to select their Junior Eurovision entries since 2019.
What do you think? Who would you like to see in this new Polish selection? Do you think Poland can find their way in the final once again? Let us know in the comments below!