Poland: Krystian Ochman selected for Eurovision 2022

Poland: Krystian Ochman selected for Eurovision 2022

Krystian Ochman is the big winner of national final “Tu bije serce Europy” and will represent Poland at Eurovision 2022 with the song “River”.

The presenter of the show was Rafał Brzozowski, last year Poland’s representative in Amsterdam. A total of ten contestants compete in the national final “Tu bije serce Europy”.

In addition, several guest stars appeared on the show. Namely  Ell & Nikki the winners of Eurovision 2011, Justyna Steczkowska (Poland 1995) , Blue Café (Poland 2004), Viki Gabor (Polish JESC 2019 winner), Sarah James (JESC 2021 runner up for Poland) Kasia Mos (Poland 2017) and Rafał Brzozowski (Poland 2021).

The 10 contestants appeared on stage in the following order:

1.Kuba Szmajkowski – “Lovesick“

2.Ania Byrcyn – “Dokąd“

3.Siostry Szlachta – “Drogowskazy”

4.Lidia Kopania – “Why Does It Hurt?”

5.Karolina Stanisławczyk & Toro Chica – “Move”

6.Karolina Lizer – “Czysta Woda”

7.Unmute – “Głośniej Niż Decybele“

8.Emilia Dębska (Mila) – “All I Need”

9.Krystian Ochman – “River”

10.Daria – “Paranoia”

Then the audience and the jury voted for the three acts to qualify for the super final. In the super final, the public vote exclusively determined the final winner and the one who will represent Poland in Turin.

The members of the jury that influenced the results in the first round were:

  • Halina Frąckowiak – Singer
  • Marek Sierocki – Junior Eurovision and Eurovision Polish commentatior 
  • Marcin Kusy – Forme juror in the 2016 selection
  • Szymon Orłowski – President of LOFT ART Association of Art and Culture promotion
  • Krystian Kuczkowski – TVP Program Director

In the second round of the so-called super final the results were determined entirely by the public vote, declaring Krystian Ochman the winner of the national final with 51% of the vote, while Daria came second with 39% and Unmute finished third with 10%.

Krystian will be competing for Poland in the second half of the 2nd semi final on May 12 in Turin

News Source/image: TVP

Theo K.

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