They don’t wanna leave, Eurovision fans! Poland is giving once again another go to their national selection system, already used last year to pick their 2016 Eurovision act, to select who will be following Michał Szpak’s footsteps in the contest! TVP will be ready to reveal the acts no later than the 27 of January.
Today, the TV public broadcasting entity in Poland has revealed the guidelines and rules for their 2017 national selection Krajowe Eliminacje, which can read in full by clicking HERE. As we revealed some days ago, the show will take place on the 11th of February live from TVP’s studios in Warsaw.
Artists, who must meet the requirements attached above and are aiming to bid and get involved in the process, must send in their applications either to the following email address or by post:
ul. J.P. Woronicza 17
00 – 999 Warszawa
Subject: „Eurowizja 2017” (Eurovision 2017)
Interesting points among the rules we can highlight include:
- 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.
- DEADLINE to submit the entries is set on the 20th of January.
Last year, we have to remember all that real DRAMA which was served when the hot fan-favorite Margaret with “Cool Me Down”, nor Eurovision legend Edyta Górniak got to win the national final and it was up to “Colour Of Your Life” by Michał Szpak to eventually represent the country in Stockholm, who made the nation proud by entering the top 10 for the first time in 13 years.