POLAND – Polish national broadcaster announced the date for Krajowe Eliminacije, the show through which the country will decide its participation in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Most likely the decision will be made through public and jury voting. Submissions due on February 1st and the final is set for March 3rd.
Poland has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 20 times since its debut in 1994. Although Poland did not become a member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) until 1993, earlier contests had often been broadcast on Telewizja Polska (TVP), the Polish broadcaster.
Poland’s debut in the contest in 1994 remains its most successful entry, with Edyta Górniak finishing second. The country reached the top ten for the second time with Ich Troje finishing seventh in 2003.
Poland failed to qualify from the semi-finals in six out of seven years between 2005 and 2011, before withdrawing from the contest in 2012 and 2013. Since returning in 2014, Poland has qualified for the final for four consecutive years, achieving a third top ten finish in 2016, with Michał Szpak finishing eighth.