Poland’s national selection for Eurovision is often one of the most-talked about on the circuit. And today TVP revealed the 10 artists who will do their best to make that happen again.
The list includes Alicja Szemplińska, The Voice of Poland winner who had her Eurovision 2020 dream robbed after the show was cancelled due to the pandemic. She’s back with the song “New Home.”
As we’ve seen in recent years, the Polish selection includes a mix of songs that have already been released and songs that will drop soon. A lot of fans have pointed out that half-Polish, half-Bulgarian singer Blanka has already wracked up more than 9 million views for her video of “Solo” — a song about love not panning out as expected.
The mix of available songs is diverse, both musically and thematically. Ahlena‘s “Booty” includes the choice line, “Booty, booty, booty, booty, booty, so fat!” And Maja Hyzy‘s “Never Hide” — an empowering upbeat number — encourages people to overcome perceived weakness. She herself has endured a series of hip and leg surgeries.
At this early stage, which songs appeal the most to you? We’ll update this post as new videos become available.
Ahlena – Booty
Blanka – Solo
Dominik Dudek – Be Good
Felivers – Never Back Down
Maja Hyzy – Never Hide
Jann – Gladiator
Yan Majewski – Champion
Natasza – Lift You Up
Alicja Szemplińska – New Home
For Jann, I need to hear it live, production is nice, but it can be Vesna story – not convincing live.
Alicja has amazing voice and is pretty herself.
It’s so sad to see how wiwibloggs are completly not interested in polish national selection. I wonder if we’ll even see any reaction to these songs on yt. As a big fan of you guys I’m dissapointed
When is Alicia due to release her song ? A bit silly not to go with the rest of the entries and not gaining traction with the wider community…
should be out tonight around midnight.
I’m curious about Alicja and Dominik, I think they could be contenders.
So far, Jann is my favorite of this batch, also the only one I like atm.
Btw, what the heck with Ahlena’s Booty? It tried to be sexy but it’s cringe XD
Dominik’s song is up for a days already. Just nobody wants to update this article
Also pretty sure it’s not Kuba’s entry
Jann is the only I like !
But what about the 4 missing songs? Still not?…
Then so far I like Blanka song but the remix of Solo you can find on youtube is very cool and much better imo, very upbeat, if this remix was chosen she would have been my fav but not unfortunately…. so I would go with Jann.
With Gladiator I got major Billie Eillish vibes, so why not, it could work maybe.
But still hope that Alicja will deliver she deserves to go in Eurovision.
Ok I’ve listened to Dominik song, and a snippet of Felivers and so far I stay with Gladiator but my hopes are really on Alicja.
I just want to say – if I ignore the ridiculous (and honestly hilarious) lyrics of Booty by Ahlena, the actual melody of the song is reaaaally catchy and cool, lol. Anyway, of course, so far my favorite is Jann’s Gladiator and it’d be REALLY HARD to top his song sooo!
Gladiator sounds like something you would hear in Euphoria. I really like it.
Poland has two great choices between uplifting and lovely Be Good, and cool, slick industrial-orchestral Gladiator. I’d be happy with either. I hope that Alicja’s song is strong enough, so that she’d be in the mix for the win.
I don’t agree with the most here I gonna love this selection of Poland, I think there is a lot to choice from and I like the songs so far!
I feel exactly the same and not all songs are revealed yet!
This is actually really good: Dominik Dudek – Be Good (Official Video) – YouTube
Sounds a bit like a ‘Snap’ for me but in a good way, very positive and upbeat
Y’all are wetting yallselves over Jann but Natasza Urbanska ate tf up. Period.
Y’all are wetting yallselves over Jann but Natasza Urbanska are tf up. Period.
I’m not impressed – from all I heard (excluding Kuba until it’ll be clear which song he’ll be singing) I guess Dominik is the best? But even then it’s not that great. My guess is that Jann would give them the best result – the rest sound either too generic or downright like a parody (Booty aka Hello there, fellow kids).
I’m from Poland. Never heard of 7 out these 10. The other three struggle to become a star in Poland for years, so yeah… good luck I guess.
Gladiator is the best piece I heard this year, no competition. If Poland doesn’t choose Jann, it will be wasting a chance to reach a top 5 (or even more).
Only Gladiator, please
nothing in polish? 🙁
No. What a disgrace. Even Germany has songs in German in their national selection this yeah.
Eastern European countries gonna eastern European.
Dudek – be good is nice, but missing from your list
Part of what makes Booty so funny to me is imagining the Polish delegation hearing it and going like “omg the youngsters are going to stan this bop“
Haven’t they learn their lesson from the disaster that was the ride in 2021?
Nope, Poland doesn’t learn their lesson when it comes to Eurovision. And I’m from Poland.
Be Good is giving me Victor Crone/Estonia 2022 vibes. Not a bad option at all.
At least it’s the best of the bunch so far.
Oh god, I’m fearing for the songs this year. Feels like we’re heading into the dark ages of Eurovision again like early 2000s. Not one song yet that gives me winner vibes. Apart from Spain honestly. This is sooooo strange just how much countries are failing this year.
I’ve been thinking that too, Europotato. NF after NF they’ve not yet chosen a song I like. But I’m prepared to give them all another chance once all the entries are finalised and we can listen to them altogether.
Out of all the songs, Natasza has the most compelling song. Still far away, what she presented in 2007, but miles better than that mess she presented in 2008.
On Felivers’ instagram account there is a snippet of eight TBSE song. IMO it’s kinda disappointing. 😛
Ugh. They’re all in English. Have some self respect, Poland. Next.
Dominic song is good. My fav so far. Written by the same team that wrote Junior Eurovision winners
7th song out – Dominik Dudek: Be Good. As someone who usually likes this country-pop style, I am all for it. So, that’s two. I hope that Alicja’s will be three, at least.
Jann is my absolute favourite!! The song is so good anad addictive . And he seems like such a nice, charismatic and sensual guy.
I hope Polish people are aware of how far he can go on Eurovision and hopefully they will support him.
Here’s Dudek’s song which is missing above: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug3nlJtCScg Video will be released in 12 hrs
My standout favourite is Jann! And guilty pleasure Booty 😉
Dudek song was just aired on polish radio
Looooove it !!!
That’s what I want from Poland -a country pop song
I’m sorry but Jann clearssss, instant qualifier and top 5 material
WAIT, Alicja Szempli?ska ATE in 2020, curious what she Gon bring out this year
William, you have a mistake in Kuba’s song. He will perform “You do me” instead of “Do The Dance” 🙂
That’s because this confusion was caused by the artist himself, and there still isn’t a COMPLETE clarity over it.
on eurorivision.tv You do Me stands so… for now it’s that song not Do the Dance.
Unpopular opinion: For an industrial style song, Gladiator is very cliché and boring.
It is, I tried so hard to like it, but it was impossible.
Same. I like me some unique songs, but this one ain’t it.
You are a Jujutsu no Kaisen fan; your opinion is not valid.
If you need to insult me to defend your opinion, then your opinion is invalid.
But you are a JJK fan, darling. You have no taste! It’s not that complicated to understand. Kisses.
Kaikai Kitan and Vivid Vice are better written songs than the average Eurovision entry.
In my honest opinion, it’s between Jann’s “Gladiator” and whatever Alicia’s gonna come up with. There were some cool artists in the elimination stage that definitely deserve at least a big shoutout or even a place in the main event, like Spleenn (“Frozen Flower”), Lor (“Trafalgar Square”), or Tony Yoru but again, I highly doubt they can compete with the previously mentioned two (altho we don’t know about Tony Yoru since he hasn’t released his submitted song yet, might be really good, but still).
Not gonna waste my time on that but you should probably understand 80% of the song knowing that booty in Polish is “pupa” or “ty?ek” or “dupa” or “dupsko” (from least vulgar to somewhat vulgar). Hope that helps 😉
Some people’s bootys are for public consumption. They call them slags. 😛
I can’t believe they’d skip over such a great song. It is abundantly clear that Juli Chan is the genuine winner, but she was cruelly cheated out of the opportunity to compete for Poland. The quality of this song is exceptional, and her singing is simply breathtaking.
This song is just awful
y’all too woke..it’s annoying..the general public would eat booty up!
Shame Raro with ‘Domino’ didn’t get through. Good dance track with staging potential. However, Alicja and Kuba are here, so that’s good. Judging by what people have been saying, Jann will win.
Alicja – the Queen is back! After what happened with Luka, Damir, Loulou, Ulrikke and Arilena and Athena – We need her at ESC
Yeah, it seems to be the girlfriend of the guy she had the fling with. Challenging her over the actions of her man.
really thought Trafalgar Square would make it huh
Poland has such a big diaspora they’ll qualify with anything.
And 2018. And 2019. And 2021?
2018 and 2019 were televote qualifiers tho xD
He said “they will qualify with anything”
who tf still upvotes this bs? you all say this every single year and dissapear when it turns out yet again that this legendary diaspora doesn’t give a half shet about eurovision
Almost all performers took part in the broadcaster’s New Year’s Eve special. Oh, what a surprise. 😛
Moldova invited the hairdryer song into the final, and now we have Poland with Booty. They should’ve gone for “My Marylin Monroe” if they really wanted to troll the audience.
Out of the available bunch the best ones are Maja Hyzy and Jann. My opinion only.
If Poland opts for Booty it’d be an even bigger d*ck move than Croatia sending Let 3
What are Jann’s pronouns?
Only Jann can answer that.
Most probably he/him, since we kinda have a problem with that in our language + watched some interviews with him and he used masculine forms while referring to himself.
Dominik Dudek gonna win that soooo easily !
Alicja might be his biggest opponent
Gladiator is one of my favourites – among all NFs! Jann is also very charming, very sensual.
Yet, I have some, emm… fears, about the live vocal, the staging, the camera… (and of couse the broadcast.) I am so afraid this amazing piece would be wasted if any part goes wrong. T_T
For what it’s worth, the Eurovision website’s bio for Jann states he’s been singing since he was a kid and has extensive classical vocal training (he’s a counter-tenor, which might mean we’re in for Cezar 2.0. Or a dancier Ochman XD) and even sang with the National Opera when he was only 12!. I think vocally he’ll ace it, it’s mostly up to the visuals.
I just watched a video of him singing Gladiator live—identical to the recording. No fears; he’s PERFECT. Just wishing Poland drops some good staging.
Of all the available songs Gladiator is the only good one.
I absolutely agree !
The booty song made me cringe so hard. Some people just cannot grow up…
I can be tolerant towards more graphic language in seduction if the narrative is presenting it as two-sided flert or a secret introverted desire from one party, but the Booty song is giving me a bit of incel vibes.
Would you say it was written by a man or a woman? Would your perception change if you knew?
Not really. The song loses me when mentioning that “real men” prefer her, while calling other women “b-word” because they are “not as hot”. There’s a bit of mysogyny and a bit of misandry there, whoever’s the primary source is.
I’m usually interested in the product. If it works, it works, no matter if it’s author’s personal experience or not.
I can, however, see an argument for being an additional cringe if the song, aside from being bad on it’s own, is also inauthentic. Still, this feels derogatory for both women and men, so IDK…
I agree, it is a horrible song from start to finish and I hope never to hear it again. I just worry that these type of songs carry some “authority” when presented as the mind of a woman. If Snoop Dogg or Dr Dre had written this, I’d call it misogynist etc., but if it was a woman trying to “reclaim” power over her own image, I might think differently. Anyway, yeah, I’m overthinking as usual. I’ll stop now, this song is not worth it.
Overthinking can sometimes be a blessing, sometimes a curse. I know, cause I do that far more than I’d like to. 🙂 I agree that on occasion, a song that graphically mentions issues which are gender-related can be read differently if written from a POV of the subject or POV of the object of description. This awful song, which indeed doesn’t deserve this much attention, I find to be offensive to both women and men, so that’s why the authorship wouldn’t change my view on it.