Poland: Eurovision preselection to be announced soon

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According to OGAE Poland, TVP, a final statement from TVP with details about the way of choosing the song to participate at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest is expected by mid November. TVP were considering withdrawing from the competition unless changes were made to the voting system.

Aneta Wrona, the spokesperson for TVP confirmed some few weeks ago, that TVP was expecting the new rules for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in order to take a final decision on the Polish participation in the next contest. As esctoday.com reported in September 2008, TVPwere keen to make the voting procedure more objective andtake more consideration of the artistic value of each entry.

OGAE Poland now reports that the new rules introduced by the EBU for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest have partly satisfied the position of the TVP, and plans to select the next Polish entry in the competition are now underway. Due to lack of time, TVP could opt for an internal selection this year. Names being touted so far include Patrycja Markowska, Maria Sadowska, Ania Dąbrowska, Hania Stach, Lidia Kopania, Iwona Węgrowska and Iza Lach.

Poland has participated at every Eurovision Song Contest since 1994 except for 2000 and2002. Its best place up to date was it's debut year, taking second place with the song To nie ja performed by Edyta Gorniak. After having competed three years only in the semi final in 2005, 2006 and 2007, Poland managed, in the 2008 Contest, to reach the final with the song For life performed by Isis Gee, which got 14 points and finished second from the bottom. Poland enjoyed a very big success in the second edition of the Eurovision Dance Contest though. Actor Marcin Mroczek and professional dancer Edyta Herbus, Poland’s dancing couple in the contest held in Glasgow on the 16th September, managed to finish first among the 14 participating countries.

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