Krajowe Eliminacje

Krajowe Eliminacje
GenrePop music, etc.
Location(s)Poland
Years active2010–2011
2016–2018
Founded byTVP

Krajowe Eliminacje (National Qualification) is the Polish national selection for the country's entry to the Eurovision Song Contest. The first Krajowe Eliminacje contest was held in 2010. In 2003–2004 the national selection was named to the Krajowe Eliminacje do Konkursu Piosenki Eurowizji and in years 2006–2009 under the name Piosenka dla Europy.

History[edit]

2010–2011[edit]

In 2010, TVP decided to change the name of the national finals to National Qualification. By fans' involvement Marcin Mroziński with his song "Legenda" got a wild card to national final and he won national eliminations. At Eurovision he did not qualify for the final and in the semi-finals he took 13th place. In 2011 the national qualification was won by Magdalena Tul with her song "Jestem", the song met with positive reception of the fans, however, Magdalena did not qualify to the Eurovision final and she took the worst result in the history of Poland on the Eurovision Song Contest. After that, TVP decided that it would not send Polish representatives to Eurovision in 2012 and 2013.

2016–2018[edit]

Polish Television (TVP) decision not to send representatives to Eurovision in 2012 and 2013 caused a controversy in Poland.[1] It has resumed its support in 2014.[2] However, unlike in the previous recent editions, the Polish representative was selected not by the public, but by an internal TVP commission (as has happened in the years 1994–2002 and 2005); the resulting lack of transparency was also criticized.[3] Because of this, the selection returned in 2016, supported by the new management of TVP and deemed as a more correct way to choose the entry for Eurovision. The legend of Polish Eurovision Edyta Górniak and biggest Polish stars (Margaret, Michał Szpak etc.) came to pre-selection in 2016. In 2016 the national final were won by Michał Szpak with his song "Color of Your Life". Michał Szpak achieved great success in Stockholm, he took 6th place in semi final (he qualify to final) and in the final he took 8th place. The TVP recognized that the pre-selections were successful and decided to continue organizing them. In 2017, the interest turned out to be smaller. Kasia Moś with her song "Flashlight" won National Qualificiation 2017. She was qualify to the finals from 9th place and in the finals she took 22nd place. National Qualification 2018 wins Polish DJ Gromee with Swedish singer Lukas Meijer with song "Light Me Up". They did not reach the final. After this in 2019 Polish national broadcaster back to internal selection due poor results at Eurovision.

List of winners[edit]

Year Song Artist Songwriter(s) Final Points Semi Points
2010 "Legenda" Marcin Mroziński Marcin Nierubiec, Marcin Mroziński Did not qualify 13 44
2011 "Jestem" Magdalena Tul Magdalena Tul 19 18
2016 "Color of Your Life" Michał Szpak Andy Palmer, Kamil Varen 8 229 6 151
2017 "Flashlight" Kasia Moś Kasia Moś, Pete Baringger, Rickard Bonde Truumeel 22 64 9 119
2018 "Light Me Up" Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer Andrzej Gromala, Lukas Meijer, Mahan Moin, Christian Rabb Did not qualify 14 81

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