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Today, the EBU came up with a new statement about the four delegations that couldn’t attend the Turquoise Carpet Event yesterday. “Following the positive COVID-19 test in the Polish delegation on Saturday 15 May all other members of the delegation undertook a PCR test, in accordance with the health and safety protocol of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, and we’re pleased to report that all these PCR tests returned negative results. As a precaution the Polish delegation will remain in quarantine until being retested ahead of dress rehearsals for Semi Final 2, in which Poland perform, on Wednesday. Following a positive COVID-19 test within the Icelandic delegation yesterday (Sunday 16 May), they too have had PCR tests for which we are awaiting the results today and will remain in quarantine. They will also have further testing ahead of the same dress rehearsals in which they are also due to perform. All accredited individuals, including artists, have to test negative for COVID-19 before they can re-join the production. The delegations from Malta and Romania have not tested positive for COVID-19 and are not quarantining but, due to the fact they are staying in the same hotel as Poland and Iceland, did not take part in the Turquoise Carpet event and were also PCR tested as a safety precaution.  Both these delegations will be welcomed to the arena today for rehearsals following negative results from the routine test this morning, as is normal procedure. Throughout the whole process, all decisions taken by the organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest are based on the expert medical advice of the event’s medical team and the Erasmus Medical Centre.” In cooperation with Eurovision Artists  

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Rafal

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameRafał Brzozowski Born8 june 1981 Nationality🇵🇱 Poland National SelectionKrajowe Eliminacje 2017 In Eurovision2021 Rotterdam SongThe Ride (2021) Biography Rafał Brzozowski, born in Warshaw, is a Polish singer, TV presenter and former wrestler. During his studies at the Academy of Physical Education, he was educated as a sports teacher. He won the bronze medal of the Polish Academic Championships in wrestling in 2006. Due to a spine injury, he ended his sports career . He began his musical career in 2002 with the participation in the television program Szansa na sukces, in which he won a distinction . Previously, he performed with Marcin Kiljan in the K.Martin band. In 2003 he became a member of the band Emigranci. He was also a member of the group Mono. In autumn 2011, he took part in The Voice of Poland. His coach was Andrzej Piaseczny. Rafał was eliminated just before the final. In the same year, he released two singles: “Nie mam nic” and “Na dobre masz zawsze mnie”. In 2012, he released the single “Tak blisko”, for which he received the TV audience award at the Eska Music Awards 2012 gala. The song took the second place on the AirPlay charts . He also won a prize at the Russian Song Festival. On August 7, 2012, he released his debut studio album, entitled “Tak blisko”. In September 2014, he released his second studio album entitled “Mój czas”. In the same year, he took part in the released a Christmas album. In 2017, he became 2nd in the Polish national final for the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Sky over Europe”. In 2020, with the song he qualified for the “Premier” concert at the 57th KFPP in Opole with the song “Gentleman”. In May 2021, he represented Poland in the 65th Eurovision Song Contest with the song “The Ride”. In the summer of 2021 he performed during the TVP2 Summer, Music, Fun tour. Summer tour. In July,  the single “Głośniej” was released.  At the beginning of 2022, he co-hosted the third edition of The Voice Senior.  Entries The Ride Country🇵🇱 Poland Year2021 LanguageEnglish LyricsJoakim ÖvreniusThomas KarlssonClara RubenssonJohan Mauritszon ComposersJoakim ÖvreniusThomas KarlssonClara RubenssonJohan Mauritszon BackingsPaweł Skiba DancersBartosz KołeckiDaniel BorzewskiMaciej MiśkiewiczMiłosz Kuterasiński Results Semi Points: 35Position: 14Rank: 6 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Rank: – https://youtu.be/Uy6TeDNvSGo

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Lukas Meijer

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameLukas Dan Emil Meijer Born21 August 1988 Nationality???????? Swedish National SelectionKrajoew Eliminacje 2018 In Eurovision2018 Lisbon SongLight me up (2018, with Gromee) Biography Lukas Meijer is a Swedish musician, guitarist, singer, songwriter and photographer, born in Stockholm. In his youth, he played Ice hockey. Since 2013 he is the vocalist of the rock band No Sleep For Lucy. On March 9, 2018, the band released it’s debut studio album, “Until the End”. In 2017, he collaborated with the Polish music producer Gromee, with whom he recorded the single “Without You”. In 2018, they represented Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Light me up”. The song did not reach the final, but was awarded a platinum disc in Poland. In March 2019, Sleep For Lucy made a European tour. Exactly a year later, their new single “Erase” came out. In 2021, they opened for Starset. In addition to his musical career, he works as a teacher at the School Complex in Blackeberg, a suburb of Stockholm. Entries Light Me Up (with Gromee) Country???????? Poland Year2018 LanguageEnglish LyricsGromeeLukas MeijerMahan MoinChristian Rabb MusicGromeeLukas MeijerMahan MoinChristian Rabb BackingsKasia DereńSarah Chmiel-GromalaMahan MoinChristian Rabb Results Semi Points: 81Position: 14Running order: 11 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: –

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Alicja Szemplińska

About Quick Facts NameAlicja Szemplińska Born29 April 2002 Nationality🇵🇱 Polish National SelectionSzansa Na Sukces 2020 In Eurovision2020 Rotterdam (canceled) SongEmpire (2020, canceled) Biography Alicja Maria Szemplińska, performing as Alicja (born April 29, 2002 in Ciechanów) is a Polish singer, songwriter and composer. At the age of 12, Alicja enrolled in professional singing lessons. In 2016, she won the finals of the TVP1 entertainment program Hit, Hit, Hurra!, and was awarded an invitation to participate in singing classes with Seth Riggs. In 2019, she participated in The Voice of Poland. She reached the final, in which she won after gaining the most support of television viewers. She signed a record contract with Universal Music Polska. After participating in the program, she released a music video for her debut single “Prawie my”, which exceeded the threshold of 1 million views on YouTube within 10 days of its premiere. In January 2020, she took part in Szanwa Na Sukces and won this competition too. That gave her the ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “Empires”. However, the contest was canceled on March 18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Until the end of the year, she released a few more singles: “Gdzieś”, “Pusto”, “Kolęda dla nieobecnych” (in collaboration with Piotr Walicki) and “Na pamięć”. She made a guest appearance with the song “Empires” during the final of the 18th Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in Warsaw. In April 2021 she released an acoustic version of the song “Pusto (#OnePerformeSession)”. Together with Walt Disney Records, she released the single “Każda z nas” and in October, Alicja released the single “Ej, stop!” She also sang a duet with Hodak, the song “Spójrz”. On May 6, 2022, she released the single “IDK” at the new record label Island Records Polska. Entries Empires Country🇵🇱 Poland Year2020 LanguageEnglish LyricsPatryk KumórDominic Buczkowski-WojtaszekLaurell BarkerFrazer Mac MusicPatryk KumórDominic Buczkowski-WojtaszekLaurell BarkerFrazer Mac Backings– Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/om91-RjTr8k

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Magdalena Tul

About Quick Facts NameMagdalena Ewa Tul Born29 April 1980 Nationality🇵🇱 Polish National SelectionKrajowe Eliminacje 2011 In Eurovision2011 Düsseldorf SongJestem (2011) Biography Magdalena Ewa Tul (born April 29, 1980, in Gdańsk) is a Polish singer and composer. She completed her education at the XIV General Education High School in Gdańsk and in high school in a humanities-theatrical profile class. She studied extramurally at the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology of the Bydgoszcz Academy, where in 2004 she obtained a master’s degree in the field of Artistic Education in the field of musical art. At the age of 12, she became a vocalist in a children’s vocal group, where she took her first musical steps. As a teenager, she supplemented her salary by working as a bartender in a jazz club. Shortly thereafter, she founded her own band, which she created with Piotr Olszewski and Piotr Podgórski. They played together for about two years, performed several concerts as a support for recognized artists of the Polish scene, and created material for the singer’s first solo album. From 2000 she performed as an actress and vocalist of the Studio Buffo team of Janusz Józefowicz. In the meantime, she supplemented her income by working as a bartender at the Jazgot club in Warsaw and as a seller in a call-center. In 2003 she ended her work at Buffo. In 2003, she started collaborating with the Roma Musical Theater, where she sang vocal parts in the musical Cats (2004) and played Queen Aba in the musical Akademia pana Kleksa (2007). In January 2003, she started collaborating with Polish Television, becoming one of the vocalists of the TVP1 game show Jaka to melodia?. In 2005 with the song “Full of Life” she took 9th place in the internal selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. For the performance of the song, she also won awards at the Universtalent 2005 festival in Prague in the categories: “best song” and “best performer”. In June 2005, with the single “Idź swoją drogą” she performed in the Premiere concert as part of the 42nd National Festival of Polish Song in Opole, and in 2006 with the song “Find the Music” she took part in the eliminations for the Trendy contest during the TOPtrendy 2006 festival, but did not qualify for the final “nine”. In August 2007, she released her debut studio album titled V.O.H. – The Victory of Heart, which included songs “Full of Life” and “Find the Music”. Also in 2007, she took third place at the Unisong festival. At the end of December 2010, she sang in Rick Estrin’s song “Weekend Off”, placed on the demo of the blues band Why Ducky? titled The Mo. She also released two solo singles: “Nie ma jej” and “Jestem”, with which she qualified for the national eliminations for the 56th Eurovision Song Contest. On February 14, 2011, she won the final of the selection, thereby becoming the Polish representative at Eurovision 2011 organized in Düsseldorf. As part of the promotion, she recorded an English version of the competition song, “Present”. On May 10, she performed first in the first semi-final of the contest and took the last, 19th place, not advancing to the final. In November, her song “First Class Ticket to Heaven” was included on a two-disc publication released under the Esotiq presents Poland… Why Not project. In 2012, she unsuccessfully applied with the song “Give It Up” to the Swiss selections for the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2013, she took part in the second edition of the TVP2 talent show The Voice of Poland. She was eliminated at the knockout stage. In November 2013, she released an EP titled The Beginning. On June 6, she released her second studio album titled Brave. In May 2014, she was a member of the Polish jury in the Eurovision Song Contest. On June 14, 2015, she performed at a concert celebrating the 90th anniversary of Polish Radio as part of the National Festival of Polish Song in Opole, singing with the Sound’n’Grace choir the songs “Szklana pogoda” by Lombard and “Biała armia” by Bajm. On April 28, 2017, she released the single “Closer”, which she also recorded in a Polish language version as “Bliżej”. In May 2017, she played a mini concert tour, including performances in Krakow and Warsaw, and also was in the Polish jury of the Eurovision Song Contest. On November 7, at the “Stodoła” club in Warsaw, she played a premiere concert from the Pop Art Tour, during which she presented material from her third studio album. In the summer of 2018, after changing the main producer of the program Jaka to melodia?, along with part of the previous cast, she ended her cooperation with the game show. On August 31, she released a music video for the single from the album, “Va Banque”. Also in 2018, she got involved in the campaign of the brand producing sports trophies Triumph “The First Victory”. On April 14, 2019, she made a guest appearance during the London Eurovision Party concert. On June 3, she digitally released her third studio album titled Mindfulness, which included singles “Closer”, “Bliżej”, “Va Banque”, and “Move Forward”, which she released on June 10. In the summer, she was a musical guest on the TV Puls game show Gra Muzyka. In the autumn of 2019, she started in the Open Mic competition, reaching the final played on February 1, 2020, at the O2 Arena in London. On February 26, 2021, she announced a collaboration with the American recording label Banner Records, for which she recorded singles: “Face the Day” (2021) and “If Loving You Is All I Ever Do” (2022). Entries Jestem Country🇵🇱 Poland Year2011 LanguagePolish LyricsMagdalena Tul MusicMagdalena Tul BackingsJoanna GogolińskaIga TurekArtur BomertKalina KasprzakSoyanna Results Semi Points: 18Position: 19Running order: 1 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/aJOTAoPSaHw?si=eS2OuikFzx2wAmkz

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Michał Szpak

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameMichał Szpak  Born26 November 1990 Nationality🇵🇱 Polish National SelectionKrajowe Eliminiacje 2016 In Eurovision2016 Stockholm SongColor Of My Life (2016) Biography Michał Szpak is a Polish singer. He was born into a family with musical traditions: his father sang in a choir, and his mother sang and played the guitar. At the age of nine, he made his debut on stage at the Culture House in Jasło during a competition for Christmas carols, where he won an award. He then joined the local choir. During his middle school years, he took a three-year break from singing due to voice mutation. During his high school years, he was the vocalist of a heavy metal band called Whiplash, where he performed with his friend Kamil Czapla. He unsuccessfully tried to enter the Vocal Department of the Fryderyk Chopin State Music School in Warsaw. He was rejected due to his appearance and makeup, which was, according to the examiners, it was considered shocking. In the spring of 2011, he auditioned for the first season of the talent show X Factor. His androgynous appearance sparked disapproval and dismissive reactions from the audience during his performance in front of the judges. However, after singing, he received a standing ovation from the audience. In the end, he became the overall runner up in the X Factor.  In July of the same year, he opened for Suzanne Vega’s concert in Poland. In the autumn, he participated in the thirteenth edition Taniec z gwiazdami (Dancing with the Stars). At the end of the year, he released his debut studio mini-album titled “XI”. On August 17, 2013, thanks to his performance of the song “Oczy czarne,” he won the Russian Song Festival in Zielona Góra, receiving the Golden Samovar and a check for 50,000 Polish złoty.  In April 2015, Michał released the single “Real Hero,” which heralded his debut full-length studio album. On June 12, he released the Polish version of “Real Hero” – “Jesteś bohaterem” (You Are a Hero), with which he won the “SuperPremiery” competition during the 52nd National Festival of Polish Song in Opole on June 13. On October 23, he released the music video for the song “Byle być sobą” (Just to Be Myself), and on November 13, his album titled “Byle być sobą” was released, dedicated to his late mother. The album reached the top position on the official sales chart and achieved double platinum status, selling over 60,000 copies.   In December, Michał released the music video for the song “Such Is Life,” which was supposed to be his Eurovision entry sent to Telewizja Polska. Eventually, he entered the national selection with the song “Color of Your Life”and won the national selection, becoming the representative of Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest. He finished in eighth place in the Eurovision Song Contest, getting especially high votes from th televote. In June, he performed at the 53rd National Festival of Polish Song in Opole, where he received the title “SuperArtist of the Year” for the single “Byle być sobą” and won the Grand Prix of Opole for his performance of the song “Jesteś bohaterem”. In the same year he provided the voice for one of the characters in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. In the summer, he embarked on a multi-week concert tour in Baltic cities. In the autumn, he performed at the Eurovision Live Concert in Setúbal, and in October, he gave a concert in Aarhus. In November, he performed at the Rock & Chanson Festival in Cologne, and at a concert in Dublin.  From the beginning of 2017, he performed concerts incessantly. In April of that, he gave a concert in Brussels. In addition to outdoor concerts, such as during the Lato z Radiem tour, he embarked on a coastal tour called Color of Your Life.  In June, he released the music video for the single “Tic Tac Clock” and was announced as one of the coaches for the eighth season of the TVP2 program The Voice of Poland. On November 25, during the finale of The Voice of Poland, he premiered the song “Don’t Poison Your Heart” in a duet with his protégée, Marta Gałuszewska, who ultimately won the public vote.  In 2018, Michał went on a concert tour called Classica Tour, featuring his sister, soprano Marlena Szpak. He also became a coach on the ninth season of The Voice of Poland. On May 14, he released the music video for the single “Dreamer,” the title track from his second studio album. The album was released on May 25 and achieved gold status in Poland. In June, he performed at the Orange Warsaw Festival and the 55th National Festival of Polish Song in Opole, where he received the title “SuperArtist of the Year” for the album “Dreamer”. In the autumn, he went on the Dreamer Tour, performing concerts in Poland and abroad. In February 2020, he participated in the charity event “Siepomaga” in Zielona Góra.  In April 2021, he released the single “Soldier of Love”. On May 22, he performed at the National Festival of Polish Song in Opole, where he received the “MediaTory” award. On November 5, he released the album “NIE” with the singles “Puk Puk” and “Mój Wiatr”. In February 2022, he released the single “Halo Waterfall” , to which a music video was published in April. In the spring, he took part in an advertising campaign for Pantene shampoo. In June, his single “24na7” premiered. In august, he published the single “(dark) Warszawianka”. In 2023, he took part in Prime Video LOL: Who Laughs Last. Entries Color Of My Life Country🇵🇱 Poland Year2016 LanguageEnglish LyricsKamil Varen MusicAndy Palmer BackingsAdrian AdamskiWeronika JanikOliwia KędzioraEwa LeszczyńskaEwelina Osowska Results Semi Points: 151Position: 6Running order: 2 Results Finals Points: 229Position: 8Running order: 12 https://youtu.be/87BBmxm7IJU

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Gromee

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameAndrzej Gromala Born14 december 1978 Nationality???????? Polish National SelectionKrajowe Eliminacje 2018 In Eurovision2018 Lisbon SongLight me up (2018, with Lukas Meijer) Biography Gromee is a Polish DJ, producer and remixer, born in Krakow. He appeared on the phonographic market in 2011 with the premiere of the song “Open Up Your Heart”. In 2013, he opened his own record label Kingztown Music. Less than two years later, he signed a contract with the Sony Music label, with whom he has been cooperating to this day. In 2014 and 2015 he performed, among others, at the Sunrise Festival, and in 2015–2016 he appeared at the Life Festival of  Oświęcim. In 2015 he released the single “Follow You”, which was among the 100 most-played songs on the radio in Europe. The song reached the AirPlay charts in Poland, where it obtained the status of a gold record. In 2016 he presented the single “Fearless”, in which he performed with the Swedish singer May-Britt Scheffer. The song reached the top-10 on the AirPlay list and obtained the status of a platinum disc. In the autumn of the same year he released the single “Spirit”, which reached the number 1 spot in the charts in Poland. In April 2016 opened at Mariah Carey’s concert in Krakow . On June 17, 2017, he received the award in the Best DJ / Producer category. In November he released the single “Without You”, in which the Swedish singer Lukas Meijer sang.  In December he presented the Christmas single “Zaśnieżone miasta”, recorded in collaboration with the Sound’n’Grace choir. The song reached the 23rd place in the Polish AirPlay ranking. In 2018 Gromee and Lukas Meijer represented Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Light me up”. Two weeks after winning the national final, Gromee released his debut studio album “Chapter One”. The album earned the gold status. In July, he released the single “One Last Time,” featuring Jesper Jenset as a guest singer. The song came number 1 in the Polish AirPlay charts.  Since 2019, he has been cooperating with Marta Gałuszewska, the effect of their cooperation are the songs “Love You Better” and “Share the Joy”. The latter was the theme song for the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. From September 10 to November 12, 2021, he was a juror of the tv show Your face sounds familiar. He teamed up with Olivia Addams for a new song, “Broken”. In 2022, he teamed up with Antonia. The song “Send me your love” reached the no. 1 spot in the Airplay Charts. Entries Light Me Up (with Lukas Meijer) Country???????? Poland Year2018 LanguageEnglish LyricsGromeeLukas MeijerMahan MoinChristian Rabb MusicGromeeLukas MeijerMahan MoinChristian Rabb BackingsKasia DereńSarah Chmiel-GromalaMahan MoinChristian Rabb Results Semi Points: 81Position: 14Running order: 11 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/oyoiCyP4Bkg

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Monika Kuszyńska

© EBU/Elena Volotova About Quick Facts NameMonika Kuszyńska Born14 January 1980 Nationality🇵🇱 Polish National SelectionInternal selection 2015Krajowe Eliminacje do Konkursu Piosenki Eurowizji 2003 In Eurovision2015 Vienna SongIn The Name Of Love (2015) Biography Monika Kuszyńska (born January 14, 1980, in Łódź) is a Polish singer and songwriter. Monika grew up in Łódź. She obtained a master’s degree in art, specializing in music therapy, from the Music Academy. During her school years, she sang in a children’s group. While in high school, she was involved in the school choir and theater and participated in recitation competitions. She started her professional career as a vocalist in the band Farenheit. They recorded two singles together: “Film” and “Sens istnienia,” with which they unsuccessfully attempted to participate in the “Debiuty” concert at the Polish Song Festival in Opole. At the end of 2000, Monika became the vocalist of the band Varius Manx, a band that was already active and famous since 1989. In 2001, they released their first jointly recorded studio album called “Eta,” which was promoted with the singles “Maj” and “Jestem Twoją Afryką.” The song “Maj” competed unsuccessfully to participate in the “Premiery” concert at the 38th Polish Song Festival in Opole. Kuszyńska’s joining the band led to her being styled as a new symbol of sex appeal. She posed twice in a nude photo session for “Maxim” magazine. In July 2002, they won the first prize at the Baltic Song Contest in Karlshamn with the song “Moje Eldorado.” They promoted their second album, “Eno,” released on September 21, 2002, which also featured the singles “Jest w nim” and “Znów być kochaną.” In January 2003, they participated with the song “Sonny” in the national selection for the 48th Eurovision Song Contest. They promoted the album “Emi,” released in 2004, which included Kuszyńska’s first songs with her own lyrics. The other singles from the album were “Pamiętaj mnie” and “Stay in My Heart,” which they recorded with rapper Red. In May, they performed a recital to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Varius Manx at the 41st Polish Song Festival in Opole. On May 28, 2006, while returning from a concert in Milicz, Kuszyńska was seriously injured in a car accident, resulting in a spinal cord injury. Since then, she has been paralyzed from the waist down and uses a wheelchair. On July 16, 2006, a charity concert was held during the TOPtrendy 2006 festival in Sopot to support the injured members of the band. In 2009, Monika Kuszyńska returned to the music scene at the invitation of Beata Bednarz, who suggested she write lyrics and record vocals for the song “Nowa rodzę się,” which appeared on Bednarz’s album “Pasja miłości.” In 2010, she made her first public appearance on television since the accident, performing the song on the program “Dzień dobry TVN.” In June 2010, she gave her first concert after the accident at the European Film Festival Integracja Ty i Ja in Koszalin. In 2012, she was the choir captain from Łódź in the second season of the TVP2 program Bitwa na głosy. On June 12 of that year she released her first solo studio album titled “Ocalona.”  In 2014, she was awarded the Ona to Skarb award, participated in a social campaign and became an ambassador for the Wings for Life World Run races, the photographic-social project “440 kilometrów po zmianę,” the “Równe Szanse” program, and the T-Mobile campaign “Pomoc mierzona kilometrami.” In March 2015 she was announced as Poland’s representative in the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. She co-wrote the contest song “In the Name of Love” She performed at promotional events such as Eurovision Pre-Party Riga 2015 in Riga and Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam. During a press conference in Kraków organized by the Austrian broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk, she recorded the Polish version of the song, titled “Obudź się i żyj.” She qualified for the final at the Eurovision Song Contest.. In the final, she received 10 points and finished 23rd out of 27 finalists. On November 13, her recording of the song “Linia życia” was included on the album “Kobiety” by the band Pectus. On November 4, 2015, her autobiographical book titled “Drugie życie,” was published. In May 2016 she appeared in Bartek Grzanek’s song “Czort.” On June 1, 2017, she released the song “To taka miłość,” dedicated to her son. On June 15, 2019, she performed the song “Nie ma rady na miłość” at the “Premier” concert during the 56th Polish Song Festival in Opole. The song was a preview of her second solo studio album, which was supposed to be released on her 40th birthday but was never released. In 2019, she was featured in the Super Polsat program “Linia życia. Niepokonani,” and in 2020, she served as a mentor on the talent show program “Usłyszcie nas!” on TTV.   Entries In The Name Of Love Country🇵🇱 Poland Year2015 LanguageEnglish LyricsMonika Kuszyńska MusicJakub Raczyński BackingsOlą TabiszewskąJanek RadwanNatalia BajakJakub Raczyński (piano) Results Semi Points: 57Position: 8Running order: 17 Results Finals Points: 10Position: 23Running order: 18 https://youtu.be/TReYIZYloSg

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Kasia Moś

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameKatarzyna Moś Born03 March 1987 Nationality???????? Polish National SelectionKrajowe Eliminacje 2017Krajowe Eliminacje 2016Piosenka dla Europy 2006 In Eurovision2017 Kyiv SongFlashlight (2017) Biography Katarzyna Moś is a Polish singer, composer, songwriter and social activist. She was born in 1987 in Ruda Śląska. Katarzyna graduated from the Secondary Music School Fryderyk Chopin in Bytom in cello and piano. At the beginning of her career, she collaborated with the bands Stetsons, Big Band Lotharsi and The Fire. She graduated in vocals at the Faculty of Jazz and Popular Music. In 2002, she recorded her first music demo, thanks to which she was noticed by Robert Janson. He wrote the song “I wanna know” for her, with which she participated in the 2006 national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2008–2009, she played Judas in The Passion with the Philharmonic Witold Lutosławski in Wrocław. In 2011, she went to Las Vegas. After returning to Poland, she recorded a few demo songs, then returned to Las Vegas to participate in auditions organized by Robin Antin, founder of the girl band The Pussycat Dolls. Soon she played a concert at the Viper Room club owned by actor Johnny Depp. During the six-month contract, she cooperated with Kelly Osbourne, Mýa and Carmen Electra, as well as with Eva Longoria. After returning to Poland in 2012, she played the role of Cordelia in King Lear staged as part of the Sacrum Profanum festival. She participated in the third edition of Polsatu Must Be the Music. She took third place in the final. At that time she recorded the song “Uwierz”with the band Tax Free. In October 2015, she released her debut studio album entitled “Inspination”. She promoted the album with the single “Addiction”. With that song, she became 6th in the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2017, with the song “Flashlight”, she won the Polish national selection and thus became the representative of Poland in the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest. The song reached the final and became 22nd. On June 1, she played a concert in the Warsaw club “Progresja”, during which she presented new songs, including the song “Body”. Also in 2017, she participated in the tv show Your face sounds familiar [37]. In October of that year, she teamed up with the Finnish duo Norma John to record the song “Wild Eyes”. In 2018, she released a music video for the songs “Wild Eyes” and “Przecież”, which she created with Artur Andrus and Kuba Badach. In the years 2018–2020 she performed in the spectacle tour in the series Koncert muzyki filmowej.  On May 21, 2021, she released an album entitled “Moniuszko 200”, which she recorded with the Aukso Orchestra. Entries Flashlight Country???????? Poland Year2017 LanguageEnglish LyricsKasia MośPete BarringerRickard Bonde Truumeel MusicKasia MośPete BarringerRickard Bonde Truumeel BackingsMateusz Moś (violinist) Results Semi Points: 119Position: 9Running order: 11 Results Finals Points: 64Position: 22Running order: 2 https://youtu.be/xVCokUW3BUo

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Tulia

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts MembersTulia BiczakDominika SiepkaPatrycja NowickaJoanna Sinkiewicz Founded2017 Nationality???????? Polish National SelectionInternal selection 2019 In Eurovision2019 Tel Aviv SongFire of Love (Pali się) (2019) Biography Tulia is a Polish music band, founded in Szczecin in 2017. In October 2017, they recorded and published their version of Depeche Mode’s hit “Enjoy the Silence”, In February 2018, they released an official music video for “Enjoy the Silence”, which soon after its premiere received over 3.5 million views on YouTube . In the same month, they published a music video for a cover of Dawid Podsiadło’s song “Nieznajomy”, which reached over 10 million views on YouTube. On May 25, 2018, they released their debut studio album, simply called “Tulia”, which featured covers of songs by Polish artists and two original compositions; they published five additional songs on the extended version of the album, including covers of songs by Depeche Mode and Metallica. The album obtained the platinum status, selling in more than 30,000 copies. copies. They performed the song “Jeszcze Cię nie ma” during the “Premiery” concert as part of the 55th National Festival of Polish Song in Opole, where they won three awards: the jury and audience award and a special award from ZAiKS, the society of authors in Poland. In November 2018, they released a re-edition of their debut album, enriched with five original songs, among others “Pali się”. On February 15, 2019, they were announced as representatives of Poland in the 64th Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, where they performed the song “Fire of Love (Pali się)”. Even before participating in the competition, they received the “Fryderyk” Phonographic Academy Award for their phonographic debut of the year. The group reached the 11th place in the first semifinal. On August 1, Joanna Sinkiewicz left the team, explaining the decision with health issues. In the same month, the other singers performed at the Pol’and’Rock Festival. In May 2021, they released their second studio album entitled “Półmrok”, which was promoted by the singles: “Rzeka”, “Burza”, “Marcowy” and “Przepięknie”. In November 2021, they released a Christmas album entitled “Nim gwiazda zgaśnie”. Entries Song Title Country???????? Poland Year2019 LanguagePolishEnglish LyricsSonia KrasnyAllan RichJud Friedmann MusicNadia Dalin Backings– Results Semi Points: 120Position: 11Running order: 4 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/IEu0F5uobVo

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