The 3rd day of 10 Days of Confirmations continues on ESCToday! Today sees Poland revealing their plans for Eurovision 2018 and yes! TVP, the Polish national broadcaster has confirmed to ESCToday that they will participate at the upcoming 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. Exciting right?
Selection Method for Poland
Poland will be once again opting for a national selection in order to select its Eurovision act and entry. Given their intentions, the Poles are all set to win the competition and bring the trophy to Warsaw.
With Poland set to host a selection for next year’s competition, who could take Poland to the top of the scoreboard in 2018? Would you like to see yet another new artist on the Eurovision stage, or do you think a returning artist could bring home the crown? Have your say and let us know your suggestions!
In 2017, Poland opted for a national final and selected Kasia Moś to fly to Kyiv with Flashlight. She achieved a 22nd place in the Grand Final.
Poland in Eurovision
Poland debuted in Eurovision in 1994 and is yet to win the event. Edyta Gorniak, the country’s very first ESC act, retains Poland’s best result in the competition, namely an honorable 2nd place.
From mixed fortunes to a bright future
The Poles have faced mixed fortunes in the contest since early days thus only making it thrice on the the Top 10 of the leaderboard. Poland encountered an unlucky spell in the event with the introduction of the semifinals in 2004, qualifying only once between 2005-2011.
They withdrew from the competition in 2012 and returned in 2014 with Donatan and Cleo, who seem to have changed the country’s luck as the Poles have sailed to the Grand Final every year since.
The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 8, 10 and 12 May in Lisbon, Portugal.
The deadline for broadcasters to officially apply for Eurovision 2018 concludes by mid September. Hereafter, countries have a grace period to confirm their participation or withdraw their application without a penalty.
The final list of the 2018 Eurovision participating countries is expected to be released by the EBU later during the year.