Polish Eurovision stars: news overview

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Many of Poland's Eurovision Song Contest entrants are still big stars in their country which has once again been shown looking a the artists' busy time schedules.

Edyta Gorniák, who represented Poland on its debut in 1994 and finished second with To nie ja!, has released her new album EKG. It has been the first studio album for five years and includes eleven songs, among them Loving you which was presented at the 2006 Miss World event in Warsaw and Cygańskie serce, which finished second in last year's Polish Song Festival in Opole. The video of the first single called List has recently been produced. Furthermore, Edyta is also a judge in the current season of the show Jak oni śpiewają?.

Justyna Steczkowska, Poland's second entrant in 1995 who finished 18th with Sama, is currently taking part in the sixth season of Taniec z gwiazdami, the Polish edition of Strictly come dancing and is said to be one of the favourites. If she won, she might even get a chance to represent Poland in the 2008 Eurovision Dance Contest!

Tatiana Okupnik, former member of the group Blue Café that finished 17th in 2004 with Love song, is a co-host of the show Dancing on ice. Along with Poland's 1996 representative Kasia Kowalska (15th with Chcę znać swój grzech) she has also taken part in the gala concert of the third edition of Pejzaż bez Ciebie which was dedicated to Anna Jantar, a popular Polish singer in the 1970s.

Anna Maria Jopek, 11th in the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin with Ale jestem, was part of a charity concert in Warsaw's Polonia Palace Hotel. The profit will go to Zanzibar to build a school for orphans. In November, she will be on tour in Russia, Spain and Ukraine.