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Krystian Ochman for Poland: To Eurovision 2022 with "River"

Poland has decided: Krystian Ochman will be singing "River" in Turin after winning the country's national selection Tu bije serce Europy

Last year, Rafał brought "The Ride" to Rotterdam but the real ride happened this year with Poland's abrupt change of plans concerning their Eurovision 2022 journey: from an internal selection to a whole national selection.

The ten artists competing at Tu bije serce Europy performed their songs and Krystian Ochman ended up wining the crown and the ticket to Turin with the song "River".

The one night show took place in TVP Studio 5 and featured many hosts including last year's Rafał Brzozowski (Poland 2021) who performed his entry of last year. Ida Nowakowska and Małgorzata Tomaszewska joined him whereas Aleksander Sikora and Marek Sierocki were in charge of the green room.

Viki Gabor, winner of Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019, performed her song "Superhero" whereas Kasia Moś (Poland 2017) also performed.

Krystian Ochman – "River"

"River" is written by Ashley Hicklin and Krystian Ochman.

Tu bije serce Europy

First round


Krystian Ochman

Krystian Ochman is an American-Polish singer who ended up winning the 11th editioin of The Voice Poland.

His family truly had an influence on his musical journey as his father played the synthesizer and his grandfather was an opera singer.

It was during his high school years when he developed interest in music and ended up joining musicals. After he would study Academy of Music in Katowice in the classical vocal class.

Krystian joined the lineup of the 11th edition of The Voice of Poland where he was mentored by former Eurovision act Michał Szpak (Poland 2016). After winning the contest, he released his debut, original single, "Światłocienie" following by many more.

His first studio album was released last year.

Krystian was a huge favourite to win Tu bije serce Europy. Both among bookmakers and our visitors who voted in our poll.

Poland in Eurovision Song Contest

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Poland has participated 23 times since 1994 where we saw Poland in Eurovision Song Contest for the first time. The debuting year 1994 was also the most succesfull. Here they finished 2nd, and is the best result for Poland so far. They have only finished in Top-10 in three out of the 23 participations. The worst result is from 2011, where they came last in their Semi-final.

Poland 2014: Donatan & Cleo - "My Słowianie - We Are Slavic"

Since the introductions of Semi-finals in 2004, Poland has qualified for the Grand Final 6 out of 15 times.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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