Despite its less than successful finish in Rotterdam, Poland isn’t changing lanes.
Polish broadcaster Telewizja Polska announced today that it would be internally selecting its artist for Eurovision 2022. Interested artists are asked to send a short biography, a photo, and an mp3 of the song they are submitting to [email protected].
A five-person committee will review these submissions and choose the winning entry in a two-step process. First, each of the five jurors will choose what they feel are the three strongest songs. Then, the jurors will rate each of those remaining songs on a scale from 1 to 10. The submitted package of artist and song that receives the highest marks from the jury will be Poland’s official entry into Eurovision 2022. The jury chairman will make the final call, in the event of a tie.
All the rules and regulations of the submission process can be found (in Polish) here. The winner will be announced on January 2.
Poland has had a string of poor Eurovision results recently. It hasn’t qualified for the grand final since 2017, when Kasia Moś’ ‘Flashlight’ finished 22nd. Rafal’s ‘The Ride’, its 2021 entry, finished 14th in the second semi-final. Poland’s best result of the last ten contests came in 2016, with an 8th place finish for Michał Szpak’s ‘Color of Your Life’.
Do #YOU think Poland is making the correct choice, or would you like them to return to a national final? What’s your favorite Polish entry? (I’m partial to ‘Ale jestem’ from Eurovision 1997.) Sound off in the comments below, in our forum, or on social media @ESCUnited.