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Road to Liverpool: Poland

We can not wait for the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. Therefore, we have a closer look at one of the contestants every day. Today: Poland.

Blanka

Poland has chosen for Blanka. She will sing “Solo”, a song composed by Blanka herself with Maciej Puchalski, Mikołaj Trybulec, Bartłomiej Rzeczycki and Marcin Górecki. She wrote the lyrics with Maria Broberg and Julia Sundberg.

Blanka Stajkow is a wellknown Polish model and singer. She took part in Top Model, a Polish reality show, in 2021. During that time, she also released her first single “Better“. A year later, on 23 September 2022, she released a second single, “Solo”. The song reached the no. 4 spot in the Polish charts. As the song was released after the 1st of September, Blanka was able to submit it to the Polish national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. And she won the contest.

Jann

The Polish national final this year was called Tu bije serce Europy! Wybieramy hit na Eurowizję!. The clear favourite of the audience was Jann with his song “Gladiator“. The televoters awarded Jann, as expected, with 12 points, Blanka with 10. The juries however awarded “Gladiator” with only 7 points, Blanka with 12. Immediately, accusasions came towards the jury. Did they do this on purpose to make Blanka win. Especially when Blanka appeared to have a relationship with Allan Krupa. Krupa’s mother, Edyta Górniak, was the chairman of the jury. Blanka was accompanied by dancers of dance group Volt. Agustin Egurolla, who is the owner of this dance group, was one of the members of the jury. The fact that TVP already started writing an article about the winner of the contest, being Blanka, hours before the national final, didn’t help much.

Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest

Poland took part in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1994. Aforenamed Edyta Górniak was the contestant with the song “To nie ja!”. She took the second place. Poland has never had such a high score again in Eurovision. Only two times after this, the Polish entry reached the top-10. In 2003 it was Ich Troje with the multilinugal song “Keine Grenzen – Żadnych granic”  who took the 7th place. Michał Szpak did the thing in 2016 with “Color of your life”, good for an 8th place, and even no. 4 in the televoting.

Bookmakers

Blanka is currently 25th in the betting odds. In the specified odds about the 2nd semifinal she has the 12th place. That would be no final for Poland. If that happens, which we don’t hope for Blanka, we got the feeling that somehow the storm will not lay down very quickly.

The song

And here is, of course, the song:

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