Poland: Listen To The Songs Competing At “Tu Bije Serce Europy”!

On Saturday, February 13, the last song of the ten Polish candidates for Tu bije serce Europy was released. Ten acts will be competing for a chance to represent Poland at Eurovision 2022.

The ten candidates are and their songs are:

  1. Ania Byrcyn – “Dokąd
  2. Daria – Paranoia”
  3. Emilia Dębska (Mila) – “All I Need”
  4. Karolina Lizer – Czysta Woda”
  5. Karolina Stanisławczyk & Toro Chica – Move”
  6. Krystian Ochman – River”
  7. Kuba Szmajkowski – “Lovesick
  8. Lidia Kopania – Why Does It Hurt?”
  9. Siostry Szlachta – Drogowskazy”
  10. Unmute – “Głośniej Niż Decybele

The song and the artist who will represent Poland in Turin will be selected by a combination of the votes of the jury (50%) and the audience (50%). In case of a tie, priority will be given to the televote.

Poland’s representative in last year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, Rafał Brzozowski, will be the presenter of the national final, which will take place on February 19th.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all news regarding Poland’s participation in Eurovision 2022!

Poland: Interview with Daria from Tu bije serce Europy! Wybieramy hity na Eurowizję! (Video)

After the announcement of her participation in this year’s Polish national final, Tu bije serce Europy! Wybieramy hity na Eurowizję, Daria talks exclusively to EurovisionFun reporters, Apostolos Bogiannos and George Zefteridis.

Daria is one of the finalists of the Polish national final for Eurovision 2022, bidding to represent her country with the song “Paranoia”.

When I was writing it, it was August, seeking for my second single, amongst numerous songs. “Paranoia” discusses the way how someone can manipulate you, in such a way, so that you finally believe that you are crazy. Actually, about how can someone force you into a mental state when you no longer recognise yourself and become self-obsessed, having that feeling of totally losing your mind.. 

She didn’t hesitate mentioning that she’s kinda related to the message that the song conveys.

When I was shooting the videoclip for “Paranoia” I had just ended such a toxic relationship. Therefore, I had to become a psychopath for the clip, something I wouldn’t have to prepare for. These were my real emotions. If the song manages to make an impact and gets selected to represent Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest, then that would be a real story that I’ve once lived.

However, “Paranoia” was not initially written, targeting the Polish national final:

My first single was a massive success and we had to prepare the next one. We had so many demos, however, I was thinking that the next one had to be somehow matching to my first single. Then, when I had to experience all that, it felt like they all happened to the right time, we chose “Paranoia” without thinking much about it. We weren’t planning my participation at any contest, at all. When I was asked by my label, what were my thoughts about Eurovision, I was really anxious at first, to be honest. We didn’t have a clue if there would be a national final or not. For two months I was not sure if they’d submitted it or not. My participation at Eurovision, would be a great chance to expand my career. The contest has so much impact lately, we’ve all witnessed how Måneskin skyrocketed last year.

Daria, even though she has already performed her song live a lot of times, for example at this year’s Polish new-years-show, she states that performing it at a competition is something totally new for her.

Singing live is really interesting for me. At TV shows, most artists sing playback and it is very weird because the feedback from the viewers is mostly negative, but at least all artists are professional. Pop songs sound different when performed live, due to their production and mastering, you always have to present something more than just sing. And this is also something new for me, as I’m used to being a solo artist and opera singer.

Regarding her staging at the national final, Daria mentions:

I’ve never had dance class. But now I have to prepare for something like that. I have to be mentally there, I have to be charismatic on stage and convey my entire truth to the masses. I’d prefer being well prepared for everything than being too stressed. Maybe there’s going to be a bit of dancing, but everything should be done for a reason when I will perform my song.

Obviously excited about her competing at the national final, she doesn’t deny the fact that she was scared in the beginning and was wondering whether she would like to be a part of it or not. Every artist will try to communicate their story with the world. Whether she gets the chance to represent Poland at Eurovision with “Paranoia” or not, she is grateful that she will take part in the national final of her country, with a song that is already topping the Polish charts and wows a lot of fans.

At first, my label was discussing internal selection. And I was thinking that if that was the way they would select a song for Poland, then nobody would know that I failed, in case I was not selected eventually. They were asking me if I wanted to do that, but I didn’t know that they had submitted this song in specific, for the national selection process. Now I am happy, because the result would be determined by televoting. I had been accused in the past of paying to appear at Polish TV and I was thinking “who do you think I am? I’ve just released a couple of songs”. And that is totally rude. I was told that I know for sure that I would represent Poland at Eurovision, they treated me like I already know everything that would happen and I didn’t even know that I would have to compete for that. And I am happy, because this is actually an answer to all those people. Whoever gets selected, will be selected by the public vote.

Paranoia” tops Polish charts for several weeks already.

Eurovision was always a strange topic for me, as you have to represent your country. All the previous Polish representatives didn’t even have a place at Polish charts, they hadn’t proved that they can do it. I am the only one of the contestants that I have already released two radio hits and Paranoia is one of them and I am really happy because it is like an investment, when you see that the masses love your song. For example, in Germany and Russia it already does a great job. I would really like it if Poland gave me the opportunity, as it seems like people here love my song, numbers speak for themselves. I don’t say this in a demeaning way for the other contestants, I haven’t heard most of the songs yet. 

Her favourite Polish act at the contest is Donatan & Cleo (2014) while amongst other countries’ representatives, she loves Måneskin (Italy 2021) and Senhit (San Marino 2011 & 2021).

A few moments before the end of the interview, Daria sang for us a small part of her song acapella.

You can watch the entire exclusive interview with Daria at the video below:

You can listen to “Paranoia“, Daria’s song for Tu bije serce Europy! Wybieramy hity na Eurowizję, at the video below!

Poland: Three artists competing for Eurovision 2022!

Eurovision 2022 is entering the selection period. The competing countries choose their representative through either a national final or an internal selection. One of these countries is Poland, where the public broadcaster (TVP) will announce the representative for Eurovision 2022 this week. Who is more likely to represent Poland? Some of the most serious candidates are: DariaKuba Szmajkowski and Krystian Ochman.

TVP works on project “Eurovision 2022” for many months now. In mid-September, the public broadcaster published the rules of the internal selection and received several dozens of applications. Anyone interested had until November 2021 to submit their proposal. After this deadline, the competition committee decided upon the Polish representative for Turin. At first, TVP was going to publish the results in January 2, however the announcement got postponed until January 15.

Will Daria represent Poland in Eurovision 2022?

This information was publicly known from November through social media. Since then, Daria and her proposal Paranoia are, according to fans, the most likely to represent Poland. Daria herself keeps distance from speculations and admits in interviews that she is not sure about submitting to internal selections. However, from time to time Daria stokes rumors by publishing reports in her social media that may indicate that she is involved with the selection process for 2022

For now, it seems to me that I am the only one in the minds of Poles. It seems that I am the only one whose profile is appropriate to everyone and also because I have worked abroad as well as singing in English and having my songs on the radio. […] A lot of people think so but I have no idea yet. Of course I would be delighted to represent my country in Eurovision. I would give it my best.

Will Kuba Szmajkowski represent Poland in Eurovision 2022?

Another artist interested in representing Poland at Eurovision 2022 is Kuba Szmajkowski . A former member of the 4Dreamers team in 2021, he focused on the development of his solo career. Kuba himself has confirmed that his proposal for Turin is his club hit single Lovesick. It is no secret that he loves Eurovision and some of his favorite contestants are Helena Paparizou and Eleni Foureira.

I am a big fan of Eurovision since 2015. My dream is to perform at the world’s biggest events. Every year I follow the contest and I support our representatives. I think my song is a very good choice and it will work really well in the contest, so I submitted for the Polish selection. The song talks about a difficult relationship that we are addicted to, but on the same time it hurts. The song was created in cooperation with well-known producers and my Swedish-Polish team

Will Krystian Ochman represent Poland in Eurovision 2022?

After several weeks of speculation and fan expectations, Krystian Ochman confirmed that he was not only interested in Eurovision 2022, but also that he submitted a song to TVP. One of his advantages is the experience that Krystian Ochman gained by winning The Voice of Poland. A lot of fans believe that thanks to his win he could be successful in the music industry and achieve a good result in Turin.

Recently, I did something with ATUT and BLACK HI-FI, maybe for Eurovision. […] Olek Kowalski, a great producer, and also in favor of making modern songs, with a beat, singing at a faster pace with a nice melody. We worked together in the studio to have a song suited for Eurovision, but one that I can carry on my own.

See his performance on the Grand Final of the Voice of Poland:

Not only Daria, Kuba Szmajkowski and Krystian Ochman sent their proposals to Polish Television. A number of participants have confirmed their participation in the internal selections through their social media. Among them: Karolina Stanisławczyk, Szczepański Siostry, Oscar Jensen, Michał Gabor, Anna Cyzon (National Qualifiers 2010), Łzy, Unmute, So So, Juliet Daisy & Duplox, Voytek Soko Sokolnicki and recently Mauer.

Stay tuned in Eurovision Fun for everything new regarding Poland’s representation in Eurovision 2022!