Different than in the last 3 years, TVP decided not hold a national final but to select its Eurovision representative and song internally. Therefore the Polish broadcaster revealed that Poland will be represented by the bank Tulia . Tulia will sing “Pali Się/Fire Of Love.

A few words about Tulia

Tulia consists of the four young female singers Patrycja Nowicka, Dominika Siepka, Joanna Sinkiewicz and Tulia Biczak. The band combines a characteristic style of singing with modern music production. It’s mainly a folk inspired band that mixes old traditional sounds with a modern touch. Tulia is both a cover band and a band of musicians producing their own and original music. 

It all started when the group  Depeche Mode posted on their official fan page Tulia’s traditional cover of one of their greatest hits,  “Enjoy the Silence”. The cover . Their work includes covers from the likes of Citizen GC, Wilki, O.N.A, Seweryn Krajewski, Stan Borys, Depeche Mode, Metallica and Dawid Podsiadło.

The cover of  David Podsiadlo’s song , Nieznajomy, met great success as it had more than 10 million views on the web. In 2018 Tulia performed at the Fryderyki 2018 Gala – one of the major music award events in Poland- alongside with Natalia Nykiel and Pianohooligan. Their first album was released in 2018 and has already gone platinum, receiving the same time three awards at the National Festival of Polish songs in Opole. The album includes a total of 20 songs from which 7 are original songs that showcase the groups artistic potential.  In the tha album big named from the domestic music scene are included, such as  Kasia Kowalska and Marcin Wyrostek.

The entry “Pali Się/Fire Of Love”.

Pali Się/Fire Of Love”  was released as a single last November in Polish language while in Eurovision it will consist of polish and English lyrics. Discussions were  ongoing between Telewizja Polska, Tulia and their record label Universal Music  concerning the language of the song; whether it will be solely in Polish or both in Polish and English which ended in the second option.

The song talks about love, fire and hope. Source of inspiration is the film of  Paul Pawlikowski, Cold War. To start a fire needs time and to maintain it continuous effort. 

Tulia will perform  Pali Się/Fire Of Love” in the first half of the 1st semi final on May 14.  Listen to Poland’s Eurovision 2019 entry in the following music video:

Lyrics of Pali Się/Fire Of Love”.

Sitting on an iceberg

Waiting for the sun

Hoping to be rescued

Cold and alone
Jedna mała iskra staje się płomieniem

Unoszonym wiatrem wiosennych pór
Pali się!! Pali się!! Miłosny ogień

Płonie w nas, płonie w nas, jak suchy las

Kochaj mnie!!, Kochaj mnie!! Mocniej i mocniej

Na nic tu, na nic tu ogniowa straż
Samotnemu sercu które tylko wątpi

Bo nieprzytulane zmarzło na lód

Promień obietnicy taki lód roztopi

Wyjdzie jak z niewoli kochania głód
Pali się!! Pali się!! Miłosny ogień

Płonie w nas, płonie w nas, jak suchy las

Kochaj mnie!!, Kochaj mnie!! Mocniej i mocniej

Na nic tu, na nic tu ogniowa straż
Porzucone serce które nic nie czuje

Światu obojętne, twarde jak głazAle gdy przyspieszy, samo się rozkuje

Doda oczom blasku, nadrobi czas
Pali się!! Pali się!! Miłosny ogień

Płonie w nas, płonie w nas, jak suchy las

Kochaj mnie!!, Kochaj mnie!! Mocniej i mocniej

Na nic tu, na nic tu ogniowa straż
Fire! Fire! Fire of love!

Burns in you, burns in me

Burns us alive

Love me now! Love me now!Harder and harder

Take me there, be the air I need to survive

The Eurovision Story So Far

Poland debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994  with Edyta Gorniak‘s To nie ja, achieving the best result for the country uo to date. The country which has participated 21 times in the contest and counts mixed results . It has managed a top 10 placing only three times. Due to poor results and financial issues and was absent from the competition for three consecutive years until their return in 2014.

In 2018 Gromee feat Lukas Meijer represented the countey with their song Light me up but unfortunately were left out of the grand final