This evening, the Polish national broadcaster TVP officially revealed the representative who will represent Poland at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. The announcement was made during a special edition of the talk show, Świat Się Kręci.
During tonight’s edition of Świat Się Kręci which featured special guest appearances from former Eurovision participants Donatan & Cleo along with Poland’s Eurovision commentator Artur Orzech, it was revealed that Monika Kuszyńska will represent Poland at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in the host city of Vienna. Monika Kuszyńska was chosen via an internal selection by the Polish national broadcaster, the same mechanism used to select last year’s representatives Donatan & Cleo.
It was also revealed that Monika’s entry for this year’s contest will be a pop single entitled In the name of love. With her entry, Monika and Poland will compete in the second semi-final on the 21 May in the host city of Vienna.
Monika Kuszyńska – In the name of love
In the name of love is the first single to be release from Monika’s upcoming album, set to be released later in the year. The song has also been recorded in the Polish language and is entitled Obudź się i żyj, however the English version will be the version to be performed at the competition in May.
The song was produced by both Monika who wrote the lyrics, along with her husband Kuba Raczyński who produced the music for the single.
Monika, who became partially paralysed in 2006 following a serious car accident, revealed her goals and aims she hopes to achieve during her participation at the Eurovision Song Contest:
Through all my artistic efforts I try to link two worlds that up until recently seemed impossible to combine [a] world of people with and without disabilities. Bridge of understanding between those two becomes stronger and stronger each year. I strongly believe that some day borders separating those worlds will disappear forever. This year Eurovision Song Contest motto is Building Bridges and it fits perfectly the idea I convey through my song. The contest’s phrase also inspired me to write lyrics to “In The Name Of Love”. Because in the name of love we are able to overcome every barrier, aren’t we?
Poland: The story so far
Poland debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 when Edyta Górniak was selected to represent her country in the host city of Dublin. With her entry To nie ja!, Edyta brought Poland their best results to date placing in 2nd position with a total of 166 points.
Poland’s last top 10 placing was in 2003 when Ich Troje represented their country with their entry Keine grenzen-Żadnych granic. The band ended in 7th place receiving 90 points.
Last year, Donatan & Cleo were internally selected to represent Poland at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in the host city of Copenhagen. With their entry My Słowianie – We are Slavic, the duo brought Poland one of their best results in recent years, qualifying to the Grand Final and finishing in 14th position.
Back in October, TVP confirmed Poland’s participation in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. TVP revealed to ESCToday that their Eurovision act would be selected via an internal selection, the same mechanism used in order to select their 2014 representative.
This year’s Eurovision Song Contest will take place on the 19, 21 and 23 May at the host venue, the Wiener Stadthalle, in the city of Vienna.