Tel Aviv 2019

TVP open submission window for Eurovision 2019 internal selection

After winning the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in late 2018, Poland’s TVP already made it rather clear that they wanted an internal selection for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019. Today, they have opened their submission window for all interested artists.

Party for everybody!

The Polish internal selection for the upcoming contest in Tel Aviv could be a party for literally everybody. TVP have said that they only require their entrants to fulfill EBU rules – meaning that foreign artists and composers are welcome to submit an offer.

This has obviously been the case before, but never has Poland selected an artist without any link to Poland whatsoever. It is therefore quite safe to assume that they will be doing the same this year.

The submission window isn’t that long. It will close on 5th February, in a little under two weeks. The broadcaster has published a list of 28 criteria. Most of these are rather obvious and also appear in the EBU rules, such as the demand that no live animals can appear on stage or that the performance cannot have more than six people on stage. You can find the full set of rules here.

Natalia Szroeder possibly interested

In December, rumours arose that pop star Natalia Szroeder was high on TVP’s wishlist for Tel Aviv. She has seemingly set a couple of conditions in order for her to actually go ahead and fly the Polish flag. Perhaps this open submission window will give her the chance to provide TVP with the package she would be happy with.

In the past couple of years, TVP opted to choose their entry through a national final. After three editions of Krajowe Eliminacje, Poland have now chosen to go internal. This is a result of Roksana Węgiel winning the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2018. She was selected internally by TVP and that seemed to bring immediate success.

If TVP want to stay with their choice of sending The Voice of Poland winners, like Roksana won The Voice Kids, Marcin Sójka would be an option. He has previously expressed his interest in represent Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv.

Last year, Poland failed to qualify for the Grand Final for the first time since return to the contest in 2014. Gromee represented his country together with Swedish singer Lukas Meijer. Their “Light Me Up” finished in fourteenth in the semi-final.

Who would you like to see representing Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest this year? Let us know!

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Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of ESCXTRA.com. Eleven years after the start, I'm proud to say that I am now the Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids... And cheering on everything and everyone Greek, pretty much. Pame Ellada!
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