He’s a fan favourite to win the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
But amid all his preparations, Poland’s Krystian Ochman paused to attend the Wiktory Awards ceremony.
The Voice of Poland winner made it clear to use that he’s focused on the song contest and making Poland proud, and that preparations are taking place “slowly but surely.”
Krystian Ochman on Eurovision 2022 preparations
So what exactly is he working on?
“Obviously there isn’t a lot of time left, but definitely we have a lot of plans already for Turin — practicing the song as often as I can to perfect some spots, so the energy doesn’t die out toward the end of the song.”
“And how it’s going to look on stage. I’m not going to expose what we have going on there. But it’s definitely going to be a bigger show than we had in the pre-selection.”
Poland hasn’t made the final since 2017. Does that add pressure?
“I don’t necessarily feel any pressure from the fact Poland hasn’t really qualified since 2017. It’s a new year and it’s my turn to show something and every year every country has something different to offer. We’ll see how it goes. I feel more like it’s pressure from not only presenting myself on stage, but also representing my country. There’s added pressure toward that. I feel everybody who is taking part in this is going to feel that to some extent.”
How do you want to see Ochman’s song staged in Turin? Let us know down below!
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Technically well done. Just don’t like the song and his voice. Does nothing to me.
For me he’s a winner. Beautiful song and amazing voice.
I kinda think it had that staging because they didn’t have too much time to think about it for the NF, so I’m cautiously optimistic about them enhancing the staging
With a baf staging, it can be the shocking NQ of 2022, same goes to Austria.
Not gonna happen, mate.
This is what makes predicting this year’s outcome even more difficult: beyond the countries where we already have no clue what the staging will look like, we also have plenty who are saying the staging will be totally different from the NF performances (besides Poland, we’ve got Albania, Croatia, Lithuania, Portugal, and Slovenia all saying things to a similar effect). We’ve got a long way to go before anything is cut and dry.
Good luck Poland Good luck Ochman
Absolutely love the song! My favorite entry from Poland ever!!!
Also, Ochman is incredibly handsome! What a beautiful example of a man
It’s one of those rare instances where live version of the song is so much better than studio version. So i hope they won’t change much with the live version of the song as i absolutely love it just how it is. I’m not connecting with studio version at all. But live version is in my top5 or maybe even top3 this year.
Goodluck Poland, you have a great song, i hope staging will be great.
I hope he will replace the band with a five-member male choir.
If the staging is no better than NF this song ends 5-7. If it’s good, it ends 3-5, and if it’s superb… It could win. In summary, song composition. Tick. Vocals. Tick. Staging… ????
I can’t connect with this song, at all.
The high notes are the only credible thing about this, so I have to applaud him for that. Everything else about the song is just standard. It’s a shame because I’m sure he has the potential to win if he had a different song. I just can’t comprehend how some people think this will win, it feels like a huge joke everyone is in (except me).
You know what, I actually get what you mean. I will say, I do like the song myself but before the song was officially released, I heard people comparing it to tout l’univers and arcade (two favourite entries of mine) and I was cautiously optimistic to listen to it. When I first heard it, like you mentioned vocally, it was impressive but I didn’t get the emotion that I got with the two entries I mentioned. It was more like, this is impressive but I don’t feel moved by it, it didn’t hit me in the same way that those… Read more »
It’s a good song overall. The verses are really strong but the chorus falls flat especially after that bridge that keeps building to nothing. I’m hoping for a revamp on the night.
good luck booking that energy u speak of
Don’t get me wrong, I love his song, but I don’t understand what the song is about..
“Who wants to be king”? is it a song about king or what? the lyric don’t make any sense!
BUT I love the background music..
A metaphor (from the Greek “metaphorá”) is a figure of speech that directly compares one thing to another for rhetorical effect. ?????
IMO the song is about being tired of life, stress and everything that is going on around us. This song is about the need to just lay down and do nothing. He sings that he would like to just lay down in the river and get carried away by the water. To me the phrase about being a king is about being tired of responsibility and the need to take difficult decisions. The king gets to decide about everything, but sometimes it just gets too stressful and you just want to rest without having to think about anything. You just… Read more »
He surely has the vocal skills to impress voters and the song already has a solid fanbase, if they nail the staging and Krystian connects better with the cameras, he can build momentum in the right time, since the national final left many people a little on the fence about what Poland can do in Turin. I’m curious to check what they’re planning.
I listened to other Ochman’s songs in Polish and he is is more at easy, natural, authentic. Why didn’t they let him to sing in Polish?
I dream that day the obsession with singing in English at Eurovision would fade.
Even if he grow up in the US, the songwriters of River are Polish.
Three of the last five winners were non-English. The most important this is to bring an awesome song and sing it in any language to make sure the emotion comes through.
He said on multiple ocassions he actually feels better singing in english. He sings in polish a lot because that sells better I assume.
He wants his first album in Polish language I suppose second could be in English
People who speaks Polish should assess whether the lyrics would be as good in Polish. There is a tendency of Eurovision fanbase to automatically assume that the song sounds ”more natural” in a language of singer’s country, regardless on whether that was the intended language or not. For instance, a lot of people are saying that Mia Dimsic should sing in Croatian in Turin (the Croatian version is out, btw). And while her lyrics in Croatian are actually solid, they paint a bit of a different story (she speaks to her boyfriend, whom she no longer loves, rather than to… Read more »
There is no obsession to have a song in the language singer country. If the lyrics are good, English is perfectly fine. For example I personally like Cornelia Jacobs song, the lyrics of the song match the music. But Swedish songwriters are usually writing in English. River lyrics have not the same quality of the music.
After he won the voice he wants his first album in Polish language and his Polish is very good actually but I think he feel more confident singing in English as this is his first language.
English is his mother tongue, he was born and raised in the US….his Polish is not that good and he speaks with an accent (so my Polish friend says)
Can someone who speaks Polish check his Insta stories. It sounds like he can’t make it to the pre-parties due to documentation and/or COVID. Did anybody see that?
April fool 🙂
Hi it was 1st April he was do a joke , he said that he was lost his phone and passport
I hope the staging in Turin turns out to be fantastic. I want Poland to qualify and get their best result in years (whether it’s a victory or just a top ten placing, I don’t care. I want Poland to do well).
I mean it must be bigger show if they want to win.
He’s listening, that’s good
He is cute. All the best!
Best ballad this year, together with Greece, Croatia, and Italy.