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XTRA DECIDES: 🇵🇱 Jann – “Gladiator”

XTRA DECIDES sees the team here at ESCXTRA score the Eurovision national final songs, reviewing our winner. Follow us from here through to March 2023 as we make our choices for Eurovision 2023.

Tonight Poland selects their Eurovision 2023 entry with ‘Tu bije serce Europy’. Jann with “Gladiator” is our favourite to win the national selection, with six of the team giving it their top 12 points

The Scores

1Jann – “Gladiator” 🏆976
2Blanka – “Solo”851
3Felivers – “Never Back Down”691
4Alicja Szemplińska – “New Home”670
5Dominik Dudek – “Be Good”601
6Natasza – “Lift You Up”580
7Maja Hyży – “Never Hide”460
8Kuba – “You Do Me”390
9Yan Majewski – “Champion”350
10Ahlena – “Booty”241

The Reviews

I sure hope this is one to break our streak of not picking the winner, I think Poland have a clear best choice in ‘Gladiator’. It has beautiful dark synths pulsating through the track and ithe singing is delivered by Jann at just the sort of intensity you can never get enough of on a Eurovision stage. You could imagine this on the stage with Jann’s silhouette framed by low lights and a menacing feel. Something this artistic is normally a media draw at Eurovision, so I would say that Poland, you have an opportunity here.
We’ve not been doing too well, now have we..? But Poland… This may be your chance to redeem yourself and to redeem us! Jann sounds like a brilliant vocalist and the song is very complex. It doesn’t immediately catch me, but it does immediately captivate me. I want to understand what this is about and it got stuck in my head. Not so much the tune itself, but the entire concept. It’s art in Eurovision form. Poland… go for it, do it.

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