Poland, Poland, Poland, Poland, probably the must underrated country in the Eurovision, most of the times sends great songs, but ends in the semifinals, like last year, Jestem was awesome, but it came last.
Poland debuted at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, many countries debuted that year, but Poland was the most outstanding because Edyta Gorniak came 2nd with To Nie Ja! and so far, no polish representative has equaled her result, by far, after To Nie Ja Poland’s best result was in 2003 when Ich Troje came 7th.
Since the introduction of the semifinals in 2004, Poland has only appeared 16 times, and has been in the final twice, in 2004 and 2008. And in all of them Poland achieved disappointing results, back in 2004 Blue Café and ‘Love Song’ qualified directly to the final, achieving only a 17th place, then in 2008 Iss Gee and ‘For Life’ made it to the final , but only achieved a 24th place, with 14 points, tying with Germany and the UK who became 23rd and 25th respectively.
And in most of the times that Poland competed in a semifinal, they were pretty close to qualify, coming 11th in 2005, and 2006, 12th in 2009, 13th in 2010, and 14th in 2007, really close sometimes, but in 2011 everything changed, Magdalena Tul and ‘Jestem’ were selected and honored to represent Poland, the odds were really good for Magdalena, we would have seen Poland in the final again, but, the day of the first semifinal it was reported that technical problems affected the performances of the first five performances, none of them qualified, and Poland, was the first, and to make it worse, Magdalena Tul came last, many people say that it’s because in the Jury semifinal, a backing dancer made a mistake, a big mistake in the choreography, and thus the jury gave low marks to Poland, and televoters, didn’t payed much attention to Poland.
So TVP said that in November 24th Poland will say if they’re staying or leaving, noting was reported, so later in the official Facebook page of TVP it was stated that Poland would withdraw, later that was confirmed by TVP.
So here are some videos about Poland:
1994: Edyta Gorniak – To Nie Ja!
2003: Ich Troje – Keine Grenzen-Żadnych Granic
2004: Blue Café – Love Song
2008: Iss Gee – For Life
2011: Magdalena Tul – Jestem
Tomorrow we will talk about: Andorra!