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Poland: Announcements for Eurovision 2024 in the coming days from TVP!

We know one thing for sure. The following days are expected to be intense for Eurovision 2024, with news and announcements from across Europe.

Although no official statement has been released regarding Poland’s plans for Eurovision 2024, the country has been the focus of attention in recent weeks due to widespread speculation about who will succeed Blanka.

The wait is almost over, and as the official Polish Eurovision account announced in a mysterious Facebook post, some big news for Eurovision 2024 will be revealed in the coming days, most likely on Wednesday.

The most likely scenarios are:

  • The country’s representative for Eurovision 2024 will be revealed and we will know whether the artist’s name will be one of the list of those who have already expressed their interest for the Polish representation in Malmö – and they are plenty
  • or the reveal of a national selection plans, through which the Polish representative will be chosen

The interest in Poland remains high

Many Polish artists have publicly expressed their interest in representing Poland in Malmö. An indicative list is the following:

  1. Anna Jurksztowicz ft. Chris Schittulli – “Varsovie
  2. Assembled – “Short period of panic
  3. Dariusz Blasi – “Into the void
  4. Dominika Kwiatkowska – “To ja?” (Is it me?)
  5. Edein – “Twoja Ziemia” (Your land)
  6. Edyta Górniak
  7. Izabela Zabielska – “Nowhere to go
  8. Jan Majewski
  9. Justyna Steczkowska – “Witch-ER Tarohoro
  10. Kayomee – “Now and forever”
  11. Luna – “The tower”
  12. Marcin Maciejczak – “Midnight dreamer”
  13. Marcin Maciejczak – “Wonderful”
  14. Mariusz Wawrzyńczyk – “Hipnotyzuj mnie” (Hypnotise me)
  15. Mr. Narcissus – “Warrior
  16. My Friend Casino – “Enslave
  17. Natasza Urbańska
  18. Paulina Pulikowska and Arrano Mach – “I Believe
  19. Sonia Maselik – “A warrior”
  20. Spleenn – “Omen

You can check out more information about the proposals, below:

Poland at Eurovision 2024

Following the national elections in October, there were major changes made inside TVP causing uncertainty on Poland’s fate in Eurovision. Recently, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland announced that following the suspension of funding of public media, a liquidation of the respective companies would follow.

Regardless the ongoing backlash in Poland there is still no indication on how the recent events will affect the country’s participation in Eurovision 2024.

Last year, Poland was represented in Liverpool by Blanka and her song “Solo”, finishing eighth in the public voting and nineteenth overall.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the news!

Poland: Almost 20 artists are interested in competing in Eurovision 2024!

According to a list published on Dziennik Eurowizyjny, there is a number of artists that have expressed their interest to be on the stage of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 , carrying the Polish flag!

Almost 20 artists have publicly expressed their interest in representing Poland at Eurovision 2024, while at the same time, TVP, the country’s public broadcaster, remains silent amid a period of major changes . Some songs have already been released, while the artists interested can be seen in the list below:

  1. Anna Jurksztowicz ft. Chris Schittulli – “Varsovie
  2. Assembled – “Short period of panic
  3. Dariusz Blasi – “Into the void
  4. Dominika Kwiatkowska – “To ja?” (Is it me?)
  5. Edein – “Twoja Ziemia” (Your land)
  6. Edyta Górniak
  7. Izabela Zabielska – “Nowhere to go
  8. Jan Majewski
  9. Justyna Steczkowska – “Witch-ER Tarohoro
  10. Kayomee – “Now and forever”
  11. Luna – “The tower”
  12. Marcin Maciejczak – “Midnight dreamer”
  13. Marcin Maciejczak – “Wonderful”
  14. Mariusz Wawrzyńczyk – “Hipnotyzuj mnie” (Hypnotise me)
  15. Mr. Narcissus – “Warrior
  16. My Friend Casino – “Enslave
  17. Natasza Urbańska
  18. Paulina Pulikowska and Arrano Mach – “I Believe
  19. Sonia Maselik – “A warrior”
  20. Spleenn – “Omen

Two former representatives of the country are on the list. We are talking about Edyta Górniak who represented the country in 1994 in their debut appearance, getting the country’s best position until now (2nd), and Justyna Steczkowska who represented Poland in 1995.

However, we can say that the singer who has made the biggest impression is undoubtedly Justyna Steczkowska, with the song “Witch-ER Tarohoro”,  which has caused a sensation on social networks, with fans both inside and outside the country wishing for her to be the representative since the release of her song.

For the last two years, Poland has chosen its Eurovision representative through a national final, however with the constant changes currently happening at TVP headquarters, there is no official announcement about the selection method.

Last year, Poland was represented in Liverpool by Blanka and her song “Solo” , finishing eighth in the public vote and nineteenth overall.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Polish participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö!

Source : dziennik-eurowizyjny.pl

Poland: Artists ready to take off to Malmö!

Regardless the ongoing chaos in TVP at the moment and no information given regarding the country’s selection process for Malmö, the interest remains high in Poland. Some well-known artists are ready for Eurovisions, have their proposals ready and are waiting for TVP decisions.

Let’s take a closer look to the artists interested in the Polish representation in Malmö!

Justyna Steczkowska

Following an extensive speculation on whether the Polish diva is ready for her long-awaited Eurovision return, Justyna confirmed that her new single “WITCH-ER Tarohoro” is ready to be submitted for Eurovision.

During the “New Year’s Eve stage with Dwójka” show, Justyna performed her new song live, amazing the audience with the slavic sound as well with her impressive dance routine. Fans inside Poland as well as the vast majority of the Eurovision fandom went crazy with her performance, which counts already a big amount of reaction videos on YouTube regardless the fact that a Eurovision participation is just a plan for Steczkowska.

Luna

One of the country’s rising stars in the pop music scene, Luna, has also expressed her interest in representing Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest. In fact, as she announced via her Instagram account, her submission “Tower” will be released later on January.

 

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Edyta Górniak

Justyna Steczkowska is not the only former representative planning on returning to the contest. Edyta Górniak known as Poland’s first representative at the Song Contest as well as the holder of the country’s best result up to this date, appears to be preparing a song for Malmö. It is not the first time that rumors say she is preparing a bid for Eurovision. Back in 2021, she was also named as a potential representative.

Edyta’s relationship with Eurovision has not always been easy. Following her involvement in last year’s scandalous preselection, she ruled out any involvement with the contest again. However, she never denied a potential return with the condition of having an appropriate song and team to support her entry.

Bearing in mind that she is considered as a Eurovision legend in Poland and the fact that 2024 marks the thirty-years anniversary of Poland’s debut in the contest along with her participation, the most likely scenario is that she would take on Poland’s representation only via an internal selection.

Doda

Doda, a multi-awarded Polish singer, has never kept her wish to perform at the Eurovision stage secret. Two years ago, in 2022, she did not submit her song on a deadline and was therefore denied a participation on the Polish preselection.

Doda expressed her willingness to participate once more on January 3. She asked fans on her Instagram story if she should submit the song “Mama” to Eurovision. The song has already received over 300,000 views on YouTube since its release on December 30. Fun fact, the team behind her song is also behind Justyna’s proposal.

Other artists interested

  • Anna Jurksztowicz
  • Assembled
  • Dominik Dudek
  • Dominika Kwiatkowska
  • EDEIN
  • Izabela Zabielska
  • Jan Górka
  • Jan Majewski
  • Marcin Maciejczak
  • Mr. Narcissus
  • Natasza Urbańska
  • Paulina Palikowska and Arrano Mach
  • Spleen

Poland at Eurovision 2024

Up to this date, there is no official statement regarding TVP’s choice or selection method for Eurovision 2024. Following the elections in October, there were also major changes made inside TVP causing uncertainty on Poland’s fate in Eurovision. Recently, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland announced that following the suspension of funding of public media, a liquidation of the respective companies would follow.

Regardless the ongoing backlash in Poland there is still no information on how the recent events will affect the country’s participation in Eurovision 2024. In any case and following last year’s scandals, Poland might go for an internal selection.

Last year, Poland was represented in Liverpool by Blanka and her song “Solo”, finishing eighth in the public voting and nineteenth overall.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the news!

Source: eurowizja

Poland: Funding of public broadcaster is officially suspended! | Polish Eurovision participation in jeopardy?

A few days ago there were rumours of Justyna Steczkowska representing Poland in next year’s contest to be held in Malmö, Sweden.

After the Polish elections that took place in mid October and Donald Tusk got elected as the prime minister of the country, there have been changes in the national broadcaster and its funding got suspended.

Yesterday, we could read on a post of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland that following the suspension of funding of public media, a liquidation of the respective companies would follow. The tweet reads the following:

Announcement of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage In connection with the decision of the President of the Republic of Poland to suspend the financing of public media, I have decided to liquidate the following companies: Telewizja Polska S.A., Polskie Radio S.A. and Polska Agencja Prase S.A. In the current situation, such action will allow to secure the further functioning of these companies, carry out the necessary restructuring in them and prevent redundancies employees in the above-mentioned companies due to lack of financing. The liquidation status can be revoked at any time by the owner. Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz Minister of Culture and National Heritage

Could this decision pose a threat to the Polish Eurovision participation in Malmö next year? It remains to be seen in the next few months.

Do you think that Poland would still participate, following the circumastances? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Poland: With Justyna Steczkowska to Malmö?

Eurovision 2024 appears to be turning into an all-star event. Along with Slimane for France and Olly Alexander for the United Kingdom, a former Eurovision representative’s name may now be added to the list.

There appears to be widespread speculation in Poland that Justyna Steczkowska, beloved by the Polish audience, is preparing for Eurovision. Justyna Steczkowska is no stranger to Eurovision fans, having previously represented Poland with her song “Sama” in 1995.

The Polish artist has been stating for a long time that she is ready to return to Eurovision. The 1995 representative recently revealed that she already has a song ready for next year’s competition, but she is simply awaiting Polish Television’s decision on the pre-selection for Eurovision 2024.

Her new song will be released on December 29 and has now officially confirmed that she will submit it to a potential polish preselection.

 

Justyna’s new hit and the production team

Justyna Steczkowska’s Eurovision entry is titled “WITCH-ER Tarohoro” and was created in collaboration with Hotelem Torino, who are also behind “Superhero” with which Viki Gabor won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2019 as well as “Somebody” by Sara James, the Polish entry and second-winner in Junior Eurovision 2021. The diva emphasizes that her new single will be very different from anything she has previously released. The track will contain Slavic elements, as she specifically mentions that:

With this song I want to tell you about our Slavic strength, courage and extraordinary energy that is enchanted in music and words. (…) This song contains our primal power of creation, creativity and true power.

Poland in Eurovision 2024

Up to this date, there is no official statement regarding TVP’s choice or selection method for Eurovision 2024. Following the elections in October, there were also major changes made inside TVP causing uncertainty on Poland’s fate in Eurovision. Regardless the ongoing backlash in Poland there is no indication that the recent events will interfere with the country’s participation in Eurovision 2024.

A Eurovision record on the way?

In case that Justyna competes in the national preselection and steps on the Eurovision stage in Malmö, the artist will break a Eurovision record and set a new one. The record for the longest gap between Eurovision appearances is currently held by Anna Vissi. Anna Vissi participated for Greece in 1980 and Cyprus in 1982 and went for her third appearance in the contest twenty-four years later, in 2006. Following Anna Vissi, the second-longest gap belongs to Jean-Claude Pascal, who returned to the Eurovision stage in 1981, twenty years after his victory in 1961. The top-three is concluded by Koit Toome (Estonia 1998,2017) and Tommy Korberg (Sweden 1969,1988) with a gap of nineteen years.

It is obvious that in case Justyna represents Poland in Eurovision 2024, she will then hold this record with the extraordinary gap of twenty-nine years between her two participations.

Would you like to see Justyna Steczkowska return in Malmö? Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the news!

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Poland: Major changes in TVP after national elections!

On Sunday, October 15, 2023 , the national parliamentary elections of Poland took place, with Donald Tusk winning and becoming the Prime Minister of the country.

One of the many reforms he already made, was, of course, the replacement of the director of TVP, by Tomasz Sygut, who in turn made radical changes within the council of the public television.

Some of the TVP employees:

  • Aneta Woźniak has been the Program Manager since November 2022 with many years of experience in television
  • Marcin Skabara , was Woźniak’s deputy , and is responsible for the program’s marketing and strategy
  • Piotr Kierzkowski has been the director and editor-in-chief of TVP 3 since August 2023, and has also been an assistant to the former president of TVP . He has been working for public television since 2021
  • Wojciech Kowalczyk has been a member of TVP’s advertising office since 2016
  • Przemysław Herburt has been the head of the corporate affairs office since October 2022, and recently, following the decision of the former president, he also became the company’s representative
  • Finally, Agnieszka Marciniak has been the director of the human capital management office since February 2023, while she is also the director of TVP’s administrative office

All the above mentioned people, as well as several TVP employees, were fired from the company, by decision of the Tusk government, accused of propaganda in favor of the “Law and Justice” party that lost the lastest elections.

The news channel, TVP Info, has already stopped broadcasting, while at the same time, the station’s official website has been closed .

In this way, the new, pro-European government of the country decided to restore the “legitimacy and impartiality” of public television, which according to their words , had turned “into a propaganda tool” of the previous ruling party.

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Poland: Blanka will have a new choreography team for Liverpool!

According to Polish media reports, Blanka will present a different stage performance in Liverpool, compared to the Polish national final, as the choreography of Solo will be done by a new team.

The polish broadcaster, TVP, has assigned the stage direction to a new choreographer for this year’s competition, replacing Agustin Egurrola, who has been in charge of the Polish entries in recent years, both at Eurovision and Eurovision Junior. It is worth noting that Agustin has worked with this year’s Polish representative in the contest, Blanka, on several occasions in the past, and was also a member of the jury for the national final, which placed her in first place, ensuring her victory.

The reasons for Agustin’s replacement have not been confirmed, and the name of the new choreographer for the Polish entry has not yet been announced.

Poland is set to appear in 9th place in the Second Semi-Final on May 11 in Liverpool:

You can see our editors’ reaction video to Poland’s entry in the video below:

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding Poland’s participation in Eurovision 2023, in Liverpool!

Source: dziennik-eurowizyjny

Poland: The detailed results of the national final

One day after the polish national final  Tu bije serce Europy, and Blanka‘s victory with the song “Solo“, TVP published the detailed televoting results.

Jann with “Gladiator” was the televoting winner, while Blanka came second. The juries helped her win the national final by placing her first.

There have been reactions in the social media by Polish fans, who think that Jann should have won.

Do you like the polish entry? Will Blanka bring her coutnry a good result?

Poland: More info about Tu bije serce Europy revealed!

A few hours ago, the website Dziennik Eurowizjny revealed a few more details about the polish national final, “Tu bije serce Europy! Wybieramy hit na Eurowizję!” which is set to take place this Sunday, February 26.

The Invited Artists:

Othetr than Kalush Orchestra, the winners of Eurovisio 2022, and Stefania, representative of Greece in Eurovision 2020 and 2021, these artists will perform on the stage of the national final:

  • Edyta Górniak (Poland 1994)
  • Ochman (Poland 2022)
  • Efendi (Azerbaijan 2021)
  • Sarah James (Poland Junior Eurovision 2021)
  • Roksana Węgiel (Winner of Junior Eurovision 2018)

The Members of the Jury:

The jury that will determine the 50% of the fina result is consisted of:

  • Edyta Górniak (Poland 1994)
  • Marek Sierocki (TV host)
  • Agustin Egurola (Choreographer)
  • Marcin Kusy (Director of the Radio Station Jedynka)

How will the winner be decided:

As of now, we were informed that Tu bije serce Europy! Wybieramy hit na Eurowizję! is going to have a super final round with the three most voted artists. However this is not going to happen anymore, and the winner of the Polish nationa final, will be decided in only one round of voting. In case of a tie, the public vote will be taken into account.

The artists competing in the national final are:

  1. Natasza – Lift u up
  2. Kuba –  You Do Me
  3. Ahlena – “Booty
  4. Dominik Dudek – Be Good
  5. Alicja Szemplińska – “New Home
  6. Felivers – Never Back Down
  7. Maja Hyży – “Never Hide
  8. Jann – “Gladiator
  9. Blanka – “Solo
  10. Yan Majewski – Champion

There are two returning artists, Alicja who was set to represent Poland in Eurovision 2020 with the song “Empire” and Kuba who ended up in fourth place of last year’s national final with the song “Lovesick”.

At Eurovision 2022, Poland was represented by Krystian Ochman with “River”, and he placed 12th in the Grand Final, achieving the best result for the country since 2016.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Polish participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!

Poland: Extends the deadline for Tu bije serce Europy! Wybieramy hit na Eurowizję 2023!

Poland’s national broadcaster, TVP, has announced that it will extend the deadline for submitting songs for the country’s national final, Tu bije serce Europy! Wybieramy hit na Eurowizję. The submission deadline had been set to be open for submissions until January 15th, but will be extended until February 10th!

The names of the participants will be announced soon after the deadline, by February 15th at the latest. TVP intends to reveal this information on the aforementioned date, with the televised Final taking place on February 26th, as previously scheduled.

The Polish site Eurowizja.org has information that the score will be split 50/50 in the jury and public vote. However, in the event of a tie, the jury members’ choice will prevail and thus the Polish representative will be appointed to fly to Liverpool next May.

Some of the names that have already submitted proposals have also been announced, such as that of Kuba Szmajkowski, who came fourth place in last year’s edition of the national final.

At Eurovision 2022, Poland was represented by Krystian Ochman with “River”, and he placed 12th in the Grand Final, achieving the best result for the country since 2016.

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