Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest
Poland has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 21 times since its debut in 1994. Although Poland did not become a member of the European Broadcasting Union until 1993, earlier contests had been broadcast on Telewizja Polska, the Polish broadcaster. Poland's debut in the contest in 1994 remains its most successful entry, with Edyta Górniak finishing second; this remains Poland's only top five result in the contest. The country reached the top ten for the second time with Ich Troje finishing seventh in 2003. Poland failed to qualify from the semi-finals in six out of seven years between 2005 and 2011, before withdrawing from the contest in 2012 and 2013. Since returning in 2014, Poland had qualified for the final for four consecutive years, achieving a third top ten finish in 2016, with Michał Szpak finishing eighth; the country failed to qualify for the final for the seventh time in 2018. The first performance by Poland was at the 1994 contest: Edyta Górniak's song was by far the most successful for Poland to date, receiving 166 points and placing second.
Poland was disqualified that year though. Six national delegations formally petitioned for Poland to be disqualified; the Polish entry for the 1995 contest was again selected through internally was Justyna Steczkowska with "Sama". Steczkowska could not replicate Górniak's 2nd place, placing 18th; the 1996 entry was Kasia Kowalska with "Chcę znać swój grzech...". Song was placing 15th with 31 points. Poland competed in the 1997 competition with the song "Ale jestem", was the first uptempo Polish entry, performed by Anna Maria Jopek. At the close of voting, it had received 54 points, placing 11th in a field of 25. In 1998 Poland was represented by band Sixteen they performed the song "To Takie Proste" in the final of the competition, finishing 17th of 25 entrants. in 1999 Mietek Szcześniak represented Poland with the song "Przytul mnie mocno",he was the first man who represented his country. He placed 18th with 17 points. Poland returned to Eurovision following an enforced one-year absence 2002. For the 2003 contest Poland organized its first public selection for Eurovision entry.
This placing allowed Poland to skip the semi-final of the 2004 contest, automatically qualifying for the final. The Polish entry for the 2004 contest was again selected through National Final, the winner of Krajowe Eliminacje was Blue Café with "Love Song". Group could not replicate Ich Troje's 7th place, placing 17th. In 2005 TVP went back to an internal selection, picking "Czarna dziewczyna", a multilingual song performed in Polish and Russian. Poland competed first time at the semi-final; the song just missed out on a place in the final, coming 11th in the semi-final with 81 points only 4-point behind Latvia. Poland's 2006 entry with the comeback of the public vote on TVP, Ich Troje were chosen again in 2006 with song "Follow My Heart", but could not repeat their 7th place from 2003 failed to qualify for the final, coming 11th with 70 points in the semi-final only 5-point behind Macedonia. Poland's 2007 entry, "Time To Party", sung by The Jet Set, only finished 14th in the semi-final. Poland's only appearance in the final between 2005 and 2011, was in 2008.
Its song placed a lowly 24th. In the 2009, Poland selected Lidia Kopania and her song "I Don't Wanna Leave" performed in the second semi-final on 14 May 2009, however she failed to qualify finished 12th with 43 points; the 2010 entry for Poland was Marcin Mroziński with song "Legenda", country performed in the first semi-final on 25 May 2010 but he didn't qualify for the final, finishing 13th with 44 points. In 2011, Poland was represented by Magdalena Tul, the country's entry was sung in Polish, her song was called "Jestem", translated as "I'm", although a favorite with bookmakers, "Jestem" failed to qualify finished last 19th with 18 points in the first semi-final. This is the worst Polish result to date. Members of the Polish OGAE have said at their annual convention that they would like Edyta Górniak to represent Poland for a second time. For years it was unknown if Górniak would enter Eurovision again, until when in 2016 she made a second attempt at representing her country in the contest, placing third in the national final.
In December 2011, it was announced that Poland would not compete at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku. The Polish broadcaster stated that having to organize the European Football Championship 2012 was a major factor in their withdrawal. TVP informed esctoday.com that their decision to abstain does not hamper their chances of being back in 2013, thus leaving the door open for a return. However, Poland confirmed on 22 November 2012, that it will not be participating in 2013. TVP, the Polish national broadcaster has confirmed on 5 December 2013 that Poland will return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014. On 25 February, it was announced that Donatan and Cleo would represent Poland with their song "My Słowianie", they qualified for the final placing 8th with 70 points, making it only the second time Poland has qualified for the final since 2008. Donatan and Cleo performed 9th in the final and ended up placing 14th out of 26 w
Katarzyna "Kasia" Kowalska is a Polish pop rock singer, songwriter and actress. Her musical experience began in the 1980s when she sang as a female vocalist for numerous Polish bands, including Human and Talking Pictures. In 1994, she started solo career releasing album Gemini; the album is said to represent her complex personality with the name following her zodiac sign. In 1995, she took part in the Sopot Festival. One of the judges was Malcolm McLaren. After that, she released her 2nd album Koncert Inaczej a collection of her live performances and rock and jazz covers. In 1996, she represented Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest with a song called Chcę znać swój grzech... and finished 15th out of 23 and received 31 points (including 7 from three countries. Afterwards, she starred in a movie called Nocne Graffiti and recorded a song for soundtrack of the movie, she recorded a song to the soundtrack of a Disney movie, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame - the prayer of Esmeralda. On 2 May 1997, she gave birth to her daughter Aleksandra Julia.
In 2001, she won the MTV Europe Music Award for "Best Polish Artist". On 23 June 2008, she gave birth to her second child, son Ignacy Ułanowski, her latest album is being promoted by the single A Ty Czego Chcesz. Official Home of Kasia Kowalska
Eurovision Song Contest 2007
The Eurovision Song Contest 2007 was the 52nd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Helsinki, following Lordi's win at the 2006 contest in Athens, Greece with the song "Hard Rock Hallelujah"; the contest was held at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland from 10 May to 12 May, staged by host broadcaster Yle. A budget of €13 million was presented for arranging the contest. Other bids to host the contest came from Espoo and Tampere; the hosts were Finnish television personality Jaana Pelkonen and Finnish musician, stage performer and actor Mikko Leppilampi. Krisse Salminen acted as guest host in the green room, reported from the crowds at the Senate Square. A record number of 42 countries participated; the European Broadcasting Union put aside its limit of 40 countries, which would have meant excluding some countries using a ranking order scheme. The winner was Serbia. After Lordi scored the first Eurovision victory with a hard rock song, several countries sent rock songs to the Contest rather than the soft pop and schlager styles more associated with Eurovision.
This trend continued at the 2009 Contests. Cyprus and Latvia entered songs in languages other than English. Although this happened with the Belgium 2003 entry, this was the first time the contest featured countries doing this with actual languages as opposed to an imaginary one. On 12 March 2007, the draws for the running order for the semi-final and voting procedure took place. A new feature allowed five wild-card countries from the semi-final and three countries from the final to choose their starting position; the heads of delegation chose the number they would take. In the semi-final, Andorra, Turkey and Latvia were able to choose their positions. In the final, Armenia and Germany were able to exercise this privilege. All countries opted for spots in the second half of both evenings. Shortly after the draw, the entries were approved by the EBU, ending the possibility of disqualification for the Israeli song; the United Kingdom chose their entry after the deadline because they were granted special dispensation from the EBU.
The contest saw some minor changes to the voting time-frame. The compilation summary video of all entries including phone numbers was shown twice; the voting process was the same as 2006 except there was fifteen minutes to vote, an increase of five minutes on the 2006 Contest. In the final, the results from each country were once again shown from one to seven points automatically on screen and only eight and twelve were read by the spokespeople. For the first time, the winner was awarded a promotion tour around Europe, visiting Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany; the tour was held between 21 May. The event was sponsored by European communications group TeliaSonera, — as with several previous contests — Nobel Biocare. Apocalyptica were the interval act, played a medley of songs: Worlds Collide and Life Burns!, but without the usual lyrics. The official logo of the contest remained the same as 2006; the European Broadcasting Union and YLE announced that the theme for the 2007 contest would be "True Fantasy", which embraced Finland and "Finnishness" in terms of the polarities associated with the country.
The design agency Dog Design was responsible for the design of the visual theme of the contest which incorporated vibrant kaleidoscopic patterns formed from various symbols including exclamation marks and the letter F. The stage was in the shape of a traditional Finnish instrument. On 20 February 2007 a reworked official website for the contest was launched marking the first public exhibition of this year's theme. An official CD and DVD were released. An official fan book was released; the themes of the postcards were short stories happening in different Finnish places. Participating countries in a Eurovision Song Contest must be active members of the EBU. 42 countries submitted preliminary applications. Although in previous years the maximum number of participating countries was 40, the EBU allowed all 42 to participate in 2007; the Czech Republic, Serbia and Georgia all entered the contest for the first time in 2007. Monaco announced its withdrawal on 12 December 2006, the EBU announced the final lineup of 42 countries on 15 December 2006.
Evridiki returned to represent Cyprus, having represented the nation in 1992 and 1994. Eiríkur Hauksson represented Iceland in 1986 as part of the vocal trio ICY and he represented Norway in 1991 as part of the group Just 4 Fun. Karolina Gočeva represented Macedonia in 2002. Edsilia Rombley represented the Netherlands in 1998; the semi-final was held on 10 May 2007 at 21:00. 28 countries performed and all 42 participants voted. Countries qualified. Notes 1.^ Contained some words in French and Spanish. 2.^ Although the song was performed in English, the title and sentence in the lyrics "Ven a bailar conmigo" is in Spanish. The finalists were: the four automatic qualifiers France, Germany and the United Kingdom; the final was won by Serbia. Notes 3.^ Contained some words in English. 4.^ Song is in english but the title is in Greek. All countries participating in the contest were required to use televoting and/or S
Ukraine, sometimes called the Ukraine, is a country in Eastern Europe. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42.5 million, making it the 32nd most populous country in the world. Its capital and largest city is Kiev. Ukrainian is the official language and its alphabet is Cyrillic; the dominant religions in the country are Greek Catholicism. Ukraine is in a territorial dispute with Russia over the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014. Including Crimea, Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2, making it the largest country within Europe and the 46th largest country in the world; the territory of modern Ukraine has been inhabited since 32,000 BC. During the Middle Ages, the area was a key centre of East Slavic culture, with the powerful state of Kievan Rus' forming the basis of Ukrainian identity. Following its fragmentation in the 13th century, the territory was contested and divided by a variety of powers, including Lithuania, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Russia. A Cossack republic emerged and prospered during the 17th and 18th centuries, but its territory was split between Poland and the Russian Empire, merged into the Russian-dominated Soviet Union in the late 1940s as the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.
In 1991 Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union in the aftermath of its dissolution at the end of the Cold War. Before its independence, Ukraine was referred to in English as "The Ukraine", but most sources have since moved to drop "the" from the name of Ukraine in all uses. Following its independence, Ukraine declared itself a neutral state. In 2013, after the government of President Viktor Yanukovych had decided to suspend the Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement and seek closer economic ties with Russia, a several-months-long wave of demonstrations and protests known as the Euromaidan began, which escalated into the 2014 Ukrainian revolution that led to the overthrow of Yanukovych and the establishment of a new government; these events formed the background for the annexation of Crimea by Russia in March 2014, the War in Donbass in April 2014. On 1 January 2016, Ukraine applied the economic component of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area with the European Union.
Ukraine is ranks 88th on the Human Development Index. As of 2018, Ukraine has the second lowest GDP per capita in Europe. At US$40, it has the lowest median wealth per adult in the world, it suffers from a high poverty rate and severe corruption. However, because of its extensive fertile farmlands, Ukraine is one of the world's largest grain exporters. Ukraine maintains the second-largest military in Europe after that of Russia; the country is home to a multi-ethnic population, 77.8 percent of whom are Ukrainians, followed by a large Russian minority, as well as Georgians, Belarusians, Crimean Tatars, Jews and Hungarians. Ukraine is a unitary republic under a semi-presidential system with separate powers: legislative and judicial branches; the country is a member of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the OSCE, the GUAM organization, one of the founding states of the Commonwealth of Independent States. There are different hypotheses as to the etymology of the name Ukraine. According to the older widespread hypothesis, it means "borderland", while some more recent linguistic studies claim a different meaning: "homeland" or "region, country"."The Ukraine" used to be the usual form in English, but since the Declaration of Independence of Ukraine, "the Ukraine" has become less common in the English-speaking world, style-guides recommend not using the definite article.
"The Ukraine" now implies disregard for the country's sovereignty, according to U. S. ambassador William Taylor. The Ukrainian position is that the usage of "'The Ukraine' is incorrect both grammatically and politically." Neanderthal settlement in Ukraine is seen in the Molodova archaeological sites which include a mammoth bone dwelling. The territory is considered to be the location for the human domestication of the horse. Modern human settlement in Ukraine and its vicinity dates back to 32,000 BC, with evidence of the Gravettian culture in the Crimean Mountains. By 4,500 BC, the Neolithic Cucuteni–Trypillia culture flourished in wide areas of modern Ukraine including Trypillia and the entire Dnieper-Dniester region. During the Iron Age, the land was inhabited by Cimmerians and Sarmatians. Between 700 BC and 200 BC it was Scythia. Beginning in the sixth century BC, colonies of Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome and the Byzantine Empire, such as Tyras and Chersonesus, were founded on the northeastern shore of the Black Sea.
These colonies thrived well into the 6th century AD. The Goths stayed in the area but came under the sway of the Huns from the 370s AD. In the 7th century AD, the territory of eastern Ukraine was the centre of Old Great Bulgaria. At the end of the century, the majority of Bulgar tribes migrated in different directions, the Khazars took over much of the land. In the 5th and 6th centuries, the Antes were located in the territory of; the Antes were the ancestors of Ukrainians: White Croats, Polans, Dulebes and Tiverians. Migrations from Ukraine throughout the Balkans established many Southern Slavic nations. Northern migrations, reaching to the Ilmen l
Time to Party
"Time To Party" was the Polish representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, performed in English by The Jet Set. The song is an up-tempo number, with RnB influences; the lead vocal is delivered by female vocalist Alexandra Strunin, who tells her listeners that she likes to party and invites them to join her at a party. Her vocals are punctuated by British-born rapper David Junior Serame, who reminds the listener that "You got the right to party"; the performance featured dancers performing burlesque moves. At the end of the song, flares were released on stage; as Poland had not qualified for the final at the previous Contest, the song was performed in the semi-final. Here, it was performed fourteenth. At the close of voting, it had received 76 points, placing 14th in a field of 28 and thus missing out on qualifying for the final; the result meant. BBC commentary before and after the song focused on the number of times the word "party" was used in the lyrics, with a number in the mid-1940s being quoted.
The Jet Set
The Jet Set is a Polish R&B duo which consists of English-born David Junior Serame and Russian-born Sasha Strunin The band represented Poland in the semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki. How Many People Just Call Me PL #9 Time To Party TUR #85 The Time of Our Life The Jet Set represented Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 after winning the national selection on February 3, they performed the song "Time To Party" in the semifinal of the competition on May 10 in Helsinki, finishing 14th of 28 entrants and failing to qualify for the final. Promo tour "Time to party": 17.02.2007 Spain 23.02.2007 Cyprus 24.02.2007 Latvia 03.03.2007 Lithuania 09.03.2007 Ukraine 30.03.2007 Ireland Video of song "Time to party" The Jet Set Blog in Polish The Jet Set - another website in Polish http://www.esctoday.com/news/read/7505 "How many people" Preselection 2006 The best unofficial site about Sasha Strunin
Eurovision Song Contest 2004
The Eurovision Song Contest 2004 was the 49th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Istanbul, following Sertab Erener's win at the 2003 contest in Riga, Latvia with the song "Everyway That I Can" – marking the country's first victory in the contest; the national broadcaster Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, staged the event at the Abdi İpekçi Arena on 12 and 15 May 2004. Ukrainian singer Ruslana won the contest with "Wild Dances", it is notable. This was the third year in a row in which the contest was won by a woman, performing a song composed at least by herself. To accommodate the increasing number of countries who wished to participate, a semi-final was introduced; the countries which did not qualify for the final are calculate like participating countries, as well semi-finals are a part of the competition. For the second consecutive year, no returning acts were present – only the sixth time in the history of the contest that this happened and it was the first time this had happened in two consecutive years.
The contest was held in Istanbul following Turkey's victory in the 2003 contest in Riga, Latvia with Sertab Erener's "Everyway That I Can". The Mydonose Showland was chosen by TRT to host the event, but was changed to the Abdi İpekçi Arena as the contest approached due to its bigger capacity. Korhan Abay and Meltem Cumbul were presenters of the show. In the semi-final and the final, Meltem Cumbul warmed up the audience with a sing-a-long of Eurovision classic "Nel blu dipinto di blu" by Domenico Modugno. Sertab Erener returned to the stage in the final to perform "Everyway That I Can", the 2003 winning song, one of her new songs called "Leave". Sertab interviewed contestants in the green room; the Turkish dance ensemble Fire of Anatolia performed as the interval act. An official CD was released and, for the first time, the entire contest was released on DVD which included the Semi-final and the Grand Final; the contest's new official generic logo was used for the first time this year, with the heart-shaped flag in the centre due to be changed for future contests.
The slogan for Istanbul's contest was "Under The Same Sky", which communicated the importance of a united Europe and Turkish integration. This year was notable as it was the first year that Turkey voted for Cyprus and the second year in a row that Cyprus voted for Turkey. In a move that angered some Cypriots, when the country presented its votes no map of the island was shown; this was due to Turkey's recognition of the northern half of the island as an independent republic. It is Turkey pulled out of showing the map because it would have only highlighted the southern portion of the island, thus angered the international community; this was the first year that the scores were only re-read by the hosts in one language. Before 2004 every point was repeated in French and English, but due to 36 countries voting, more in years to come, in 2004 to save time the hosts only re-read each score in one language; this was in the opposite of the original country representative spoke in. This year was the first time in which a non-winning entry scored over 200 points.
Prior to this contest, only Rock'n' Roll Kids and Love Shine a Light, the winners in 1994 and 1997 had passed this mark. In this contest, all songs in the top 3 got over 200 points; this year's Eurovision contest was the first to be a two-day event, with one qualifying round held on a Wednesday and the grand final held on the following Saturday. Under this new format, byes into the final were given to the'Big 4'. Andorra, Albania and Serbia and Montenegro participated in the Contest for the first time, with Monaco returning after a 25-year absence. Luxembourg were due to return after an absence of 11 years, but pulled out after money issues arose between RTL and the EBU. All participating countries had the right to vote in both the grand final; this was the first year. However France and Russia did not broadcast the semi-final and therefore did not give votes for it like the other thirty-three countries. In Belgium, the French-language RTBF did not broadcast the semi-final, but the Dutch-language VRT did.
Just before the Slovenian entry was about to be performed, the Turkish broadcaster accidentally took a commercial break which meant the Slovenian song was not heard by Turkish viewers and Turkey gave no votes for the song. There were technical problems when in a short hiatus halfway through the songs, the hosts tried to contact various parties in Europe, they tried contacting Germany and Turkey, but in the end were only able to get a response from Germany. During the Romanian postcard introduction, the information for the Romanian entry appeared on the screen, but was taken away. A final minor hiccup occurred when, on her way to present the winner the trophy, Sertab Erener got her shoe stuck in a speaker grill by the side of the stage and had to be freed by stagehands; however this did not delay proceedings, other than the above the show ran smoothly. An hour after the semi-final had been aired, the Eur