Polish broadcaster TVP have announced that they will be organising an internal selection for Eurovision 2022, and that submissions have already opened to find Poland’s next Eurovision representative, as reported by Eurowizja.
All interested singers, songwriters and composers have until November 20th to submit their songs to the broadcaster. They must live in Poland, but do not have to be Polish citizens. Songs cannot be longer than three minutes, and cannot have been released or performed prior to September 1st, 2021. An mp3 of their song must be sent, along with a biography and photos of the artist. Submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How will Poland's internal selection work?
Poland’s internal selection for Eurovision 2022 will be split into two stages. In the first stage, a five member jury panel will each select three songs to advance to the second stage. The jury members will also have the right to chose an artist from outside the submitted entries. Between three and fifteen acts will make it through to the second stage.
During the second stage, each song will be rated from one to ten by all jury members. The artist who receives the highest score will represent Poland at Eurovision 2022. In the event of a tie, the chairman of the jury will decide the winner. The broadcaster is expected to announce the winner no later than January 2nd, 2022. Full rules and regulations can be found here.
Poland made their Eurovision debut in 1994, and have participated (almost) every year since. They have used a mix of national finals and internal selections to chose their act for Eurovision, with varying success. In 2021, Rafał Brzozowski was internallt selected by TVP to sing “The Ride” in Rotterdam. He finished in 14th place in Semi Final 2 with 35 points.
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