Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest

This article deals with the history of Poland as a participant in the Euro Vision Song Contest (ESC).

Regularity of participation and success in competition

Poland has been increasing since the Euro Vision Song Contest 1994 regularly participate in the competition. This Edyta Górniak reached with her ​​ballad To never even second place. This was at the time the most successful debut of any country on the ESC and was only surpassed in 2007, when Serbia won the contest with his first participation. However, this success did not match Poland; 2000 and 2002 allowed the country to submit any contribution for bad last year's rankings. Since the introduction of the semifinals in 2004, Poland was able only once, in 2008, qualify for the finals and reached there then only the penultimate place. With only two placings in the top ten Poland is one of the less successful countries participating in the Euro Vision Song Contest.

Because of the focus on the 2012 European Football Championship, which will take place in Poland and Ukraine, and the Summer Olympic Games in London took the country is not on the Euro Vision Song Contest 2012 in Baku in part. In 2013 Poland adopted for financial reasons not participate and returns back to the 2014 ESC.


According to the competition rules, the contributions from 1994 to 1998 were presented in Polish. After the abolition of this scheme Przytul were mnie mocno 1999 and 2011 Jestem completely sung in the national language, Legenda 2010 included a line next to the title in Polish. Czarna dziewczyna 2005 was sung in Polish and Russian. The contributions in 2003 and 2006 - presented by the group Ich Troje - contained text in Polish, German and Russian, Follow My Heart additionally Spanish and English. The remaining posts were sung in English.

National preliminaries

The Polish contributions up to and including 2001 and 2005 were selected without a preliminary decision by the Polish television. In the other years, always a television program for finding candidates took place. 2003 and 2004 and since 2010 it was held under the title Krajowe eliminacje ( " National Selection " ) held from 2006 to 2009 Piosenka dla Europy ( "A Song for Europe ").

List of posts

Color legend: - Victories. - A tie to the last place. - Contributions finals.