Best of the Bunch: The Trials – Poland

Through our Best of the Bunch series, we gave a recap on the Eurovision entries from 2006 to 2015 and gave you the opportunity to choose your Best of the Bunch. As you may remember, the current Best of the Bunch winners were put into our ‘Ultimate Eurovision’ but it’s time to see which of the latest three entries have remained as your favourites! In our Best of the Bunch: The Trials series, we are going to recap the entries from a certain nation starting with 2016 and continuing through to the latest Eurovision season of 2018. Your job is to simply enjoy the music, and vote for your Best of the Bunch winner!

Today we are looking at the entries from Poland, who in the scheme of things are one of the ‘newer’ nations at Eurovision, having only made their debut in 1994. They haven’t participated in every edition, but in the contests they have participated in, they have had varying levels of success. Their best result was in their debut year where they achieved 2nd place, but since have struggled to crack the Top 10. Today we are going to focus on the latest three entries from Poland, starting from 2016. Then, it will be up to you to decide which is your Best of the Bunch!

Poland 2016

As we previously said, Poland often struggle to break into the Top 10 at Eurovision, and for quite a few years previous to their two year break, the nation struggled to even make it to the final. After their return, they came back stronger, and were on a roll with both entries previous making it to the final. In 2016, it was up to Michał Szpak to continue the success with his song Color of Your Life. Throughout the pre-season, it wasn’t a clear favourite but by the time we reached the semi-final, Poland managed to qualify into the final in 6th place. Somewhat surprising was their result in the final, where we saw Poland skyrocket into 8th place upon a high televote! Power to the people, and power to Poland as they finally cracked the Top 10 for the first time since Ich Troje in 2003.

Poland 2017

In 2017, another national final was held, and it was decided that Kasia Moś would represent Poland with her ballad style song Flashlight. A vision in white, Kasia impressed audiences with her incredible voice and moving song. Was it a contender to win? No, but it was a competent song that had potential to reach the final. And that it did, qualifying in at 9th place. In the final, Kasia’s performance sent Poland into 22nd place with a total of 64 points.

Poland 2018

That brings us to Poland’s most recent entry, and that was called Light Me Up by Gromee featuring Lukas Meijer. The DJ based track with stunning vocals from Lukas was the perfect song to energise audiences and viewers at home, and it did just that. The upbeat song and stage performance created an enjoyable three minutes, and hopes were high for the duo to qualify through to the final for what would have been the fifth year in a row. Unfortunately, the voters didn’t feel the same. For the first time since 2011, Poland found themselves stuck in the semi-final, finishing in 14th place with 81 points.

So now you’ve seen all three performances, it’s time to vote for your Best of the Bunch!

If you want more Best of the Bunch from Poland, check out our original series:

If you want to check out who made our Ultimate Eurovision, check it out here:

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