Krajowe Eliminacje

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.

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); 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.[4]

List of winners

Year Song Artist Songwriter(s) Result in the Grand Final Result in the Semi-Final
2010 "Legenda" Marcin Mroziński Marcin Nierubiec, Marcin Mroziński 13th
2011 "Jestem" Magdalena Tul Magdalena Tul 19th
2016 "Color of Your Life" Michał Szpak Andy Palmer, Kamil Varen 8th 6th
2017 "Flashlight" Kasia Moś Kasia Moś, Pete Baringger, Rickard Bonde Truumeel 22nd 9th
2018 "Light Me Up" Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer Andrzej Gromala, Lukas Meijer, Mahan Moin, Christian Rabb 14th

See also


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