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Rumors suggested that Poland had chosen to send Cleo to Stockholm. Here she is with Donatan from Eurovision 2014 in Copenhagen

Poland: National selection on 5 March 2016

Rumors suggested that the Polish broadcaster TVP would go for an internal selection this year, and that Cleo would go to Stockholm representing Poland. But now TVP has announced that there will be a national selection on Poland on 5 March 2016

The rumors and guessing were not correct: Poland will not pick internal for Eurovision this year.

The Polish broadcaster TVP has revealed that the representative from Poland at Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm will be chosen in a TV-show held on 5 March 2016 at 21:25 CET, and the decision will solely be the televoters. The show will be broadcasted on TVP1.

Between 5 and 10 songs will be performed in the show. The songs will be selected by a panel of experts and music journalists.

The Head of TVP, Jan Pawlicki, made this tweet earlier today:
»Let the viewers decide who will represent Poland in Eurovision. 5 March TVP1 will hold a qualifying concert«

Poland hasn't had a selection process since 2011 where they sent Magdalena Tul to Düsseldorf.

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.

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Poland has participated 18 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 second, and is the best result for Poland so far. They have only finished in Top-10 in two out of the 17 participations. The worst result is 2011, where they came last in their Semi-final.

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

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