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Poland: TVP opts for internal selection in 2019; submissions by 5 February

by Stratos Agadellis 569 views

One of the last countries to reveal their plans on Eurovision 2019 is Poland. Today saw the national broadcaster TVP announce that they are going to select their act and song for Tel Aviv internally, with the submission window for all potential candidates being already open!

TVP regulations

TVP is all set to crown their 2019 Eurovision hopeful via an internal selection in the weeks to come. All artists that wish to participate in the process are welcome to submit their songs by 5 February, under a series of regulations that has been established. All participant files will be evaluated by a special appointed jury, which will decide upon the Polish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.

The selection process is open to all artists who will be at least 16 years old on 14 May. Minors may submit their nomination file with written permission from their parents. There is no limitation on the nationality of the participants and the songs’ creators.

The submitted entries must last up to 3 minutes, including sound decay and may not be performed in any version (demo, live etc.) before 1 September 2018. Otherwise, the broadcaster must be informed and the song’s admission will be at both the broadcaster’s and the EBU’s discretion.

Each track’s lyrics or performance are not allowed to defame TVP, the EBU, or to be characterized by any form of political content. Any kind of promotion to companies, products or services is also unacceptable.

Candidates may submit their application files electronically, as ready recordings or demo versions in MP3 formats to eurowizja@tvp.pl e-mail address. The file must be accompanied by promotional pictures of the contractor(s) and a signed document with the broadcaster’s regulations.

TVP reserves the right not to unveil the names or the song titles of the selection’s candidates and/or each song’s authors. The chosen entrant is going to collaborate with the Polish broadcaster and will be obliged to participate in all planned actions of the station, aiming at the participation’s promotion.

Poland at Eurovision 2018

Poland took part at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, thus marking their 21st participation. Unlike this year, the country crowned their Eurovision entrant through their national selection format, entitled Krajowe Eliminacje. Following a national final with 10 candidate acts, the show’s winners were Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer, who went on to represent Poland with the song Light me up.

Eventually, they didn’t manage to go through to the Grand Final, as they came 14th at the second semi-final with 81 points.

The 64th Eurovision Song Contest will be held at the EXPO International Convention Center in Tel Aviv, Israel. The contest’s slogan will be “Dare to Dream“.

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