TVP, the Polish national broadcaster has confirmed that the 2016 Polish representative for the Eurovision Song Contest will be selected via a national final.
Taking place on the 5 March and to be broadcast on TVP1, the Polish national final will consist of between five to ten songs, all of which will be selected by a specialist panel consisting of music experts and journalists.
Entries can be performed in a language of the artist and composer’s choice and must be submitted by the 8 February. The entries will then be selected via an expert panel and will be revealed on the 16 February via the official TVP website.
Videos for the competing entries must be submitted by the 1 March before the national final takes place on the 5 March. The winner will be determined during the live show 100% by a televote. A full set of rules and regulations can be found at tvp.pl.
Since Poland’s return to the contest in 2014 following a 2-year break, TVP has selected the country’s representatives via an internal selection. Donatan & Cleo’s 2014 entry finished in 14th position at the grand final, whilst Monika Kuszyńska’s 2015 entry ended in 23rd place.
Poland last selected their representative via a national final in 2011 when Magdalena Tul was chosen to represent the nation. With her entry Jestem, Magdalena received a total of 18 points in the first semi-final, ending in last place.