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Rafał will represent Poland at Eurovision 2021 with "The Ride"

Rafał Brzozowski has been internally picked to represent Poland at Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Listen to his song "The Ride" here

Poland was set to be represented by Alicja Szemplińska at Eurovision Song Contest 2020 after winning Szansa na Sukces 2020 with the song "Empires". However Alicja didn't get the chance to stand on the Eurovision stage last year, after Eurovision 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

No news has emerged from Poland until today. The Polish broadcaster TVP has just revealed its plans for Eurovision Song Contest 2021: Rafał Brzozowski will represent Poland in Rotterdam with the song "The Ride". Rafał Brzozowski was chosen internally by the broadcaster.

Poland 2021: Rafał Brzozowski – "The Ride"

"The Ride" is written by Swedish Grammi-nominated songwriters Joakim Övrenius, Thomas Karlsson, Clara Rubensson and Johan Mauritzson. The stage director for Rafał's performance at Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will be Mikołaj Dobrowolski, who also was the artistic director of the music video.

Rafał

Rafał Brzozowski began his musical career in 2002, when he participated in the television program Szansa na sukces and later became a member of the reactivated band Emigranci. He was also a member of the Mono group.

He later participated in the 2011 edition of The Voice of Poland but was eliminated just before the final. In the 2012 he released “Tak blisko” which went on to be the most downloaded song in Poland in 2012 and 2013. He has since gone on to release four studio albums.

In 2017 he attempted to represent Poland at Eurovision with “Sky Over Europe” finishing second in the national selection Krajowe Eliminacje. Later that year he became the presenter of Koło Fortuny on TVP 2 and from September 2019 he has hosted the TVP 1 show Jaka to melodia?

In 2019 Rafał was part of the Polish jury at Eurovision and was one of the three hosts of Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 held in Warsaw.

Poland in Eurovision Song Contest

Poland 2016: Michał Szpak - "Color of Your Life"

Poland has participated 22 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 22 participations. The worst result is from 2011, where they came last in their Semi-final.

Poland 2016: Michał Szpak - "Color of Your Life"

Since the introductions of Semi-finals in 2004, Poland has qualified for the Grand Final 6 out of 14 times.

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

Steven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.



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