The set of rules regarding Krajowe Eliminacje 2017, the Polish national selection for Eurovision 2017, was published earlier by the Polish broadcaster TVP. Interested parties may now submit their entries with the deadline set to 20 January. The participating acts will be announced on 27 January.
No date was set for the national selection so far, but it was also revealed that the Polish representative will be chosen by 50% jury votes and 50% televoting. After the jury votes will be cumulated, the best ten songs will be awarded points on scale of 10-1. The same appeals to the televoting results. In case of tie at the first place, the winner will be the entry with the highest televoting rank.
The full rules regarding the selection, along with the relevant documents and submission information, are available on TVP’s website (in polish). The submission period is only nine days long, and in a bit more than two weeks we will get to know the lineup for Krajowe Eliminacje 2017.
Poland became a successful Eurovision participant with 100% qualification since its comeback in 2014 following a break of two years. Last year, Michał Szpak surprised us all by winning Krajowe Eliminacje 2016 and later on finishing 3rd in the televotes during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, giving him Poland’s third best placing in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest: 8th, following 2nd in 1994 and 7th in 2003.
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