As we all know, the Polish national broadcaster is once again organizing Krajowe Eliminacje in order to select the Polish entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest. It has just been revealed that a special preselection jury had listened through over 200 submitted songs, and they have selected the best 10 which will compete on the 3rd of March to become the successor of Kasia Mos.
The 10 finalists of the Polish Eurovision selection Krajowe Eliminacje are going to be:
- Saszan – „Nie chcę ciebie mniej”
- Monika Urlik – „Momentum”
- Isabel Otrebus – „Delirium”
- Ifi Ude – „Love is stronger”
- Future Folk – „Krakowiacy i górale”
- Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer – „Light me up”
- Marta Gałuszewska – „Why don’t we go”
- Pablosson – „Sunflower”
- Maja Hyży – „Skin”
- Happy Prince – „Don’t let go”
Meet the artists
Saszan (Roksana Pindor) is a 23-year-old singer and songwriter who was so afraid of defeat that she withdrew her bids in the past editions of Krajowe Eliminacje. This song “Nie chce ciebie mniej” (Eng: I don’t want you less) announces her new album.
Monika Urlik is a 34-year-old vocalist who creates music in pop, R’n’B and soul music styles. She reached the semifinals of The Voice of Poland. She tried to represent Ireland together with Hubert Bisto and the song “Picture of our love”, but they failed to qualify for the finals. Her “Momentum” was written by the Swedish sisters Ylva and Linda Persson , who were also behind Lidia Kopania’s song, which failed to qualify.
Isabell Otrebus finished 4th in last year’s Krajowe Eliminacje and she is the only one who will compete for the second time in this competition. Her song was written by the Swedes, and the premiere was already held during the New Year’s concert on TVP.
Ifi Ude (in fact Diana Ifeoma Ude) is a Polish-Nigerian singer, composer and lyricist, as well as a producer and writer. She was born in Nigeria and moved to Poland when she was three years old. She reached the semi-finals of the “Must be the music” TV program, and in 2013 she released her debut album. The song “Love is stronger” was co-written with Polly Scattergood and Glen Kerrigan.
Future Folk consists of Stanisław Karpiela-Bułecki, brother of Sebastian from the Zakopower band, Matt Kowalski and Szymon Chyc-Magdzin. They create electronic dance music combined with highlander folk. Funnily enough, on the 5th of January they told one of the biggest Polish Eurovision portals Dziennik-Eurowizyjny: “We do not think about such contests as Eurovision, it’s not for us“.
Gromee or Andrzej Gromala is a 39-year-old DJ, producer and songwriter. For a long time he deceived the Eurovision fans, who persuaded him to take part in the Polish preselection. Eventually, he decided to do it for them. He invited Lukas Meijer from the Netherlands and they created the song “Light it up”. The two of them have already worked together, and they have a big hit titled “Without You”.
Marta Gałuszewska is the winner of the last edition of “The Voice”, where Michał Szpak was being her mentor. There were rumours that the two of them will submit their song “Do not Poison Your Heart” for Krajowe Eliminacje, however she will compete with her first solo single, which hasn’t been released yet.
Maja Hyży is a 28-year-old singer. She was a semi-finalist of the Polish “X Factor”. She is also one of the artists who denied that she wants to compete in Krajowe Eliminacje, and to go to Eurovision. Her song “Skin” has not been published yet.
Two former Polish Eurovision entrants, namely Lidia Kopania and Magdalena Tul entered songs for Krajowe Eliminacje, but both failed to make it.
The winner, and the Polish Eurovision entrant for Lisbon is going to be selected with a mix of 50% televoting and 50% jury votes.