The show opened with the Polish entrant from Eurovision 2015, Monika Kuszyńska, and her Eurovision Song "In the Name of Love". As interval act Andrzej Piaseczny (Poland 2001) performed.
The bookmakers had predicted Margaret as winner, and it came is a big surprise that she didn't win. Until tonight Poland was also the favorite to win Eurovision Song Contest 2016!
Krajowe Eliminacje - result
- Michał Szpak – "Color of Your Life" (36% of the votes)
- Margaret – "Cool Me Down" (24% of the votes)
- Edyta Górniak – "Grateful" (18% of the votes)
- Taraka – "In the Rain"
- NAPOLI – "My Universe"
- Natalia Szroeder – "Lustra"
- Dorota Osińska – "Universal"
- Kasia Moś – "Addiction"
- Ola Gintrowska – "Missing"
The representative from Poland at Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm was chosen in a TV-show called Krajowe Eliminacje, held on 5 March 2016 at 21:25 CET, and the decision was solely made by the televoters. The show was broadcasted on TVP1.Poland hasn't had a selection process since 2011 where they sent Magdalena Tul to Düsseldorf.
The show was hosted by Artur Orzech.
Earlier reports suggested that Poland was at risk of being kicked out of EBU and Eurovision because of new media laws in Poland moves to exert greater control over public medias.
Since the introductions of Semi-finals in 2004, Poland has qualified for the Grand Final four out of ten times.