The big amount of applications received for “Krajowe Eliminacje 2017” has obliged the Polish broadcaster to postpone the live final, as well as the expiration date of the submission period. TVP doesn’t want to miss a chance to find the best acts that will compete at the 2017 Polish national selection final, so they want to allow as many artist as possible to submit their application.
The Polish national final, which had been initially set on February 11, will now take place a week later, on February 18. Whereas, the deadline to apply for Krajowe Eliminacje has been delayed from January 20 to February 10:
- February 18: Krajowe Eliminacje final show
- February 10: Deadline to send applications.
All interested artists must send their applications either to the following email address or by post:
ul. J.P. Woronicza 17
00 – 999 Warszawa
Subject: „Eurowizja 2017” (Eurovision 2017)
The most interesting points among the rules can be found below:
- The 50/50 jury and televoting split of the final outcome, which didn’t occur since 2009, after Lidia Kopania’s win. This could be so in order to imbalance their results at the contest, which have been positive from the audience but poor talking about the international juries. Eventually, the song which gets the most points from the combination of the votes from the Polish audience and the jury at the studio (max. score up to 20 points in total) will represent Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev in May 2017. In case of a tie, the act receiving the most points from the televote will be crowned as the winner.
- Singers holding Polish citizenship are the only ones allowed to apply.
- TVP keeps their right to get an extra “wildcard” which might not fully accomplish the rules.
- Every act intended to participate could not have sent any other application to any other national selection.
Last year, Michał Szpak represented Poland at Eurovision with the song “Color Of Your Life” bringing Poland back to a top-10 place for the first time in 13 years:
Source : TVP