Krajowe Eliminacje 2022, Poland’s national selection for Eurovision, wasn’t even on the cards last week. But on Friday TVP published the full list with 10 names, with some familiar faces, who will compete in the final on February 19. That’s what you call a ride.
As reported by the Polish news site Plejada.pl, the list includes Eurovision 2009 alum Lidia Kopania and The Voice winner Krystian Ochman, who has been heavily rumoured over the past two years.
Fan favourite Daria, whose song “Paranoia” has clocked over nine million views on YouTube, and Ania Brycyn, who was also heavily rumoured, are in as well.
Krajowe Eliminacje 2022 – competing acts
- Unmute – “Głośniej niż decybele”
- Karolina Stanisławczyk & Toro Chica – “Move”
- Emilia Dębska (Mila) – “All I Need”
- Daria – “Paranoia”
- Krystian Ochman – “River”
- Lidia Kopania – “Why Does It Hurt”
- Kuba Szmajkowski – “Lovesick”
- Karolina Lizer – “Czysta woda”
- Siostry Szlachta – “Drogowskazy”
- Ania Byrcyn – “Dokąd”
Unmute’s song, which translates as “Louder than Decibels”, is performed entirely in sign language with no audible lyrics. The song seems to call on greater awareness and recognition of the deaf community. The lyrics, which you can read in the subtitles, go like this:
“Get crazy, shout, we wanna do it louder! Scream, more, we wanna go even louder. You can’t hear us? This has got to be changed! We’re gonna get louder than decibels.”
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!