EUUROWIZJA.COM REPORTS / POLAND – The Polish entry in 64. Eurovision Song Contest will be selected by a special committee appointed by the Polish Television (Telewizja Polska, TVP). Songs can be submitted until February 5.
In contrast to last three years, Polish entrant in Eurovision will be selected internally by the broadcaster. The song committee will select the entry that will represent Poland during Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. TVP will announce the name of Polish entrant February 8.
Rules of song selection can be found here (in Polish). This decision follows the victory of Roksana Węgiel in Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Węgiel was also select internally by TVP.
It is not the first time that Poland selects internally. Since 1994-2001 all Polish entries have been selected only by the Polish broadcaster. After two years of national finals (2003-2004), TVP came back to the internal selection in 2005.
The last two times, Poland selected internally was in 2014 and 2015. It happened right after Poland came back to the contest after two years of absence. In 2014, TVP selected Donatan & Cleo with song ‚My Słowianie/Slavic Girls’ brought Poland back to the grand final of the contest. One year later Poland decided to follow the motto of Eurovision Song Contest 2015 – ‚Building Bridges’ and selected Monika Kuszyńska with song ‚In the name of love’.
Polish media are rather silent in terms of speculations who can be willing to go to Tel Aviv. However, recent report of Polish media suggest that Natalia Szroeder, who took part in the Polish national final in 2016, may be in talks with the broadcaster.
In 2018 her single ‚Parasole’ was a huge success in the Polish airplay. It is worthy to mention that the singer is working on her new material and prepares to release incoming single in few weeks.