Poland’s Blanka has arrived in Liverpool for Eurovision — and she’s ready to set the stage on fire with “Solo”. After her second rehearsal inside the M&S Bank Arena, we caught up with Blanka at our LUSH Liverpool Lounge.
The Polish star dished on her dance break, the message of the song, and how she’s planning to wow the audience at her semi-final next week.
Scroll down to watch our interview.
Poland’s Blanka “Solo” — Interview after Eurovision 2023 first rehearsal
Blanka had fans buzzing off the back of her first Eurovision rehearsal. On the Liverpool Arena stage, Blanka appears in a purple and orange dress, serving a slice of Mediterranean pop. With her high energy dance break, she’s ready to get the party started in Liverpool.
“I actually started [dancing] when I was four years old”, Blanka told our William. “I’ve been dancing my whole life pretty much, but now I really wanted to get it right — so I hope you guys really enjoy it”.
The Polish Eurovision star also said her personality is different off stage and on stage. She said: “[I’m] a little more shy for sure. When I come on stage, something turns on in me”.
“There’s a lot of components that go into when you’re feeling confident and when you’re feeling good. When you can hear yourself for example…”, she said, suggesting she faced technical issues at the Polish national final earlier this year.
Poland at Eurovision 2023: Blanka “Solo” first rehearsal
What do you think of “Solo”? Could Blanka qualify for the grand final? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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I love drinking men
solo trying to be slomo but flopped
I like it, but she will probably qualify over Estonia which makes me sad .
Keeping on being crap !
– Mom, can we have Chanel?
– No. We have Chanel at home.
Chanel at home:
It’s improvement, that’s for sure. With this performance she would actually win preselections. I don’t think this whole dance break matches song’s vibe. Sucks for her that Noa’s is much better but she’s in different semi. I’d say she safely qualifies unless she flops live.
Noa is in different semi and at second complete different song, I don’t really like her song
Yeah, that’s what i said
I don’t really like neither Noa’s song or dance break. Sounds very aggressive. i think Blanka keeps it simple but this will be memorable.
Imo It is a nice addition to the performance but I am reading some comments as if this dance break was the 8th Wonder… Anyway I prefer Blanka’s to Noa’s. Noa’s dance break looks like a Drag RACE lip Sync act.
Noa’s dance break is too much
I preffer Blanka’s dance break, in Noa dance break something not fit …..,..
I agree, Bejba is much better
my future lover (to quote armenia)
staging wise it is also far better, lesser confusing than last year with too many special effects
am singing along to her chorus in my room
Poland 2024 another sexy bombshell pls, DSDS runner up Monika Gajek she is perfect for them with another summery pop banger <3 there just manifesting a possible next artist
Talking about trainwrecks that will make it through
Good luck Poland Good luck Blanka
We love her again
Looking more forward to this than Israels dance break, as Israel is just copying the dance break from the music video…
So did Chanel but I didn’t see you saying anything about that. Embarrassing
why does wiwiblogga always use slay, girl, fierce, queen. use some other adjectives.
because its 2023 not 1923 🙂
Lame, contrived, appalling
Well she definitly sound better but the dance break is not whoa
We didn’t even see the entire dancebreak yet…
“I’ve been dancing my whole life”
Honey, that stale moving around is not dancing.
You are just jealous.
that’s one of the worst and cringiest comebacks i’ve seen yet. well done Tony, you’ve set the bar even lower than Blanka’s energy
Now I’m better SloMo, Slomo
I never let me down, didi-down-down-down
Now I’m gonna show ya, show ya
How I be getting down, SloMo…
Yeah, I mean…. force a dance break to try to get some points while clearly she’s not the best singer and the dance looks a beat cheap. The staging kind of elevates a dull song but shouldn’t be enough. The Polish diaspora and the easily pleased by a diva dancing will probably, and unfortunately, make it qualify.
It kinds of feels like Estonia 2014 after Sweden 2012. This time is Poland 2023 and Spain 2022. Though Tanja was better than Blanka.
I just hope the audience don’t eat this up. There are other songs that deserve better.
Oh yes, gimme more of that! Whenever Poland gets any points at all, or achieves a relatively positive result, its’s always the damn DIASPORA, diaspora, diaspora !! Roughly 40 countries participate every year, but Poland just can’t be believed to achieve anything down to what it brings. It’s all diaspora, cause only the Polish people are brave enough to book a flight and move somewhere else, and find a job. Other 40 nations are just clueless as to how to do this. I suppose Polish readers can actually thank you for such assumption and take it as a compliment.
Same thing is always with Lithuania, to be honest..
Who hurt you Bernard that you hate ppl that much??? I feel sorry for you..:(
You don’t know what you are talking about.
I can relate to her, i am also quite shy
You’re being cynical aren’t you?
Not cynical. Facetious.
Queen, i really enjoy her staging < 3
Everything about this entry is a pathetic disaster.
Yeah her interview with William felt forced, boring and uninspiring.
But, she comes across as a nice person and her rehearsal was very good. She’s a sure-fire qualifier but I think she will flop in the final, I just don’t see the juries voting for her at all.
Happy for her to see Solo becoming viral in Lithuania (n1 on Spotify there!), I think it can be a summer hit.
The dancebreak sounds forced and out of place, clearly inspired by Slomo and Chanel which is going to hurt the chances of Poland doing better. Unauthentic entries that are inspired by recent ESC hits tend to flop (see Cyprus 2019).
You sound like getting 13th place in the final would be a bad result for Poland.
I’ve found something likeable in every entry this year, except in those from Noa Kirel, Blanka Bejba and Luke Black. I cannot find a respectful way to describe how utterly awful I find these entries and how conceited, shallow, arrogant and self-absorbed these three seem to me. I’m really sorry to their fans, I know tastes differ, but I just cannot understand liking their music or behaviour. It seems unfair that artists busy with their music and not promoting their influencer personas, might miss out on getting to the final because of empty, generic horse manure like this. What use… Read more »
Blanka doesn’t seem arrogant to me off stage though
On stage she is a diva but that is only a good thing when performing
Off stage she feels very girl next door sort of vibe
Girl is literally openly homophobic so it’s worse than just being a diva
You love Gustaph, but hate Luke Black and find his song empty? Well, I guess soccer moms have got their own opinions on music as well, no matter how hilarious they may come across to some of the rest of us…
That’s Israel, Denmark, Finland, Serbia and many more fan favourites this year.
you’re just mad because Israel, Finland and Sweden have a chance of winning over your trash, lol get real
The staging looks polished I will admit. But as we say in Spain, “aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona se queda”.
Love the staging. Especially those Windows XP screensaver palms on screens
I just listened to the revamp and boy that dance break sounds eerily familiar…
You know how.
Listen to the dance break in Solo.
Think about it.
It’s SloMo lol. I’ll spare you the suffering of listening to Solo.
Looking at the photo, eerily familiar indeed, Irish dance comes to mind!
I don’t remember the legs going that high in Riverdance.
I think she’s qualifying. Her staging elevated.
Aliexpress version of Chanel.
That’s Israel with her awkward sliding moves and chaotic song.
You can dislike the Israeli entry all you want but there is no similarities to SloMo at all…Unlike with Solo.
Literally the names of the two songs are alike and the new dance break sounds stupidly similar to SloMo’s.
Like uldis_b said…the Aliexpress version of SloMo…
Maybe the drum part, the rest is completely different.
You’re a funny one Marcin! Always a delight to read your comments! Always so positive and kind : )
watch Israel slay, now go cry
Odds have changed a bit and now #PL and #DK are qualifiers instead of #GR and #EE
“I hope you guys like it.” That’s what they say on Onlyfans.
The BS! Yes it can stand for “bejba” and “solo” if you insist.
Bejba acting as if nothing happened lmao
Can somebody from wiwibloggs ask her in a future interview how you say “corruption” in Polish?
nothing did happen though?
Jann also had very poor vocals and an even worse performance, being on his own really exposed with some amateur choreo
Bejba was just an easy target for the salty Jann fans because of being rich, pretty, talented, knows how to look good in front of the camera and as if Edyta Gorniak would allow herself to get too biased, she is a professional singer too i doubt her son can get her to vote for who he is friends with lol
Jann’s vocals weren’t it, but neither were Bejba’s 😉
Yeah, it’s not her fault for being rich and pretty and having great connections, but the concerns about nepotism were legitimate.
All that being said, she’s in Liverpool and she’s massively improved upon the NF performance, and that’s to her credit.
Calling out someone for nepotism feels nasty though
Does she seriously act like she is better than you or me? No, also good on her for ignoring all the nasty hate and just having fun
It makes me emotional when it comes across to me that some people think some aren’t allowed once in a lifetime moments like esc just because ur from a rich family
getting downmarked for spilling some truths haha i knew it
It’s over, she is in Liverpool and it’s too late for that.
Get over it finally
I mean the performance is an improvement (haven’t heard the vocals though) but honestly, it is getting a bit cliche that to see a female bop paired with a dance break and a red/fire background.
we haven’t had dinosaurs in a backdrop before though, the power that daddy’s money has
Winner <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
say sike now