Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005

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Poland participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 with the song "Czarna dziewczyna" written by Łukasz Lazer, Michał Szymański and Ivan Komarenko. The song was performed by Ivan and Delfin. In December 2004, the Polish broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP) announced that the Polish entry for the 2005 contest in Kyiv, Ukraine would be selected through an internal selection. "Czarna dziewczyna" performed by Ivan and Delfin was announced as the Polish entry on 29 January 2005 during the TVP1 programme Stratosfera.

Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Country Poland
National selection
Selection processInternal Selection
Selection date(s)29 January 2005
Selected entrantIvan and Delfin
Selected song"Czarna dziewczyna"
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Łukasz Lazer
  • Michał Szymański
  • Ivan Komarenko
Finals performance
Semi-final resultFailed to qualify (11th)
Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Poland competed in the semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest which took place on 25 May 2010. Performing as the closing entry during the show in position 25, "Czarna dziewczyna" was not announced among the top 10 entries of the first semi-final and therefore did not qualify to compete in the final. It was later revealed that Poland placed eleventh out of the 25 participating countries in the semi-final with 81 points.

BackgroundEdit

Prior to the 2005 Contest, Poland had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest nine times since its first entry in 1994.[1] Poland's highest placement in the contest, to this point, has been second place, which the nation achieved with its debut entry in 1994 with the song "To nie ja!" performed by Edyta Górniak. Poland has only, thus far, reached the top ten on one other occasion, when Ich Troje performing the song "Keine Grenzen – Żadnych granic" finished seventh in 2003. Poland's 2004 entry, "Love Song" performed by Blue Café, placed seventeenth in the final.

The Polish national broadcaster, Telewizja Polska (TVP), broadcasts the event within Poland and organises the selection process for the nation's entry. TVP confirmed Poland's participation in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest on 13 December 2004.[2] In 2003 and 2004, TVP organised televised national finals that featured a competition among several artists and songs in order to select the Polish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. However, on 19 December 2004, TVP announced that the Polish entry for the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest would be selected via an internal selection. The last time the Polish entry was selected internally was in 2001.[3]

Before EurovisionEdit

Internal selectionEdit

TVP announced in December 2004 that the Polish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 would be selected via an internal selection.[3] The broadcaster opened a submission period for interested artists and songwriters to submit their entries between 28 December 2004 and 20 January 2005.[4] TVP received 64 submissions at the closing of the deadline.[5] A 28-member selection committee reviewed the received submissions and selected the Polish entry. The selection committee consisted of:[6]

On 29 January 2005 during the TVP1 programme Stratosfera, hosted by Artur Orzech, it was announced that Ivan and Delfin would represent Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 with the song "Czarna dziewczyna", written by Łukasz Lazer, Michał Szymański and Ivan Komarenko himself.[5] In addition to the presentation of the song, 1995 Polish Eurovision entrant Justyna Steczkowska, 2003 Polish Eurovision entrants Ich Troje and 2004 Polish Eurovision entrants Blue Café performed as guests during the show.[7]

Internal Selection – Top 10
Artist Song Songwriter(s) Points Place
Ivan and Delfin "Czarna dziewczyna" Łukasz Lazer, Michał Szymański, Ivan Komarenko 141 1
Monika Jarosińska and Zenon Boczar "First Kiss" Zenon Boczar, Jullen Hepple 100 2
Abra "La Luxe" Artur Fox, Julian Matej 86 3
Agata Torzewska "Ma vie" Piotr Bańka, Agata Torzewska 68 4
Ewa Kowalska and Przyjaciele "Euro Smile" Michał Borowicz 67 5
Leonie "Miracle" Leoni Kuizenga, Jeremy Ebell, Bruce Smith 52 6
Krzysztof Antkowiak "Roses All Around" Krzysztof Antkowiak, Rafał Buks 49 7
Drum Machina "Jumpin'" Krzysztof Antkowiak, Marcin Liber 49 7
Lady Tullo "Full of Life" Magdalena Tul, Piotr Marcin 42 9
Zuzanna Szreder "Did I...?" Zuzanna Szreder 35 10

At EurovisionEdit

According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country, the "Big Four" (France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom) and the ten highest placed finishers in the 2004 contest are required to qualify from the semi-final on 19 May 2005 in order to compete for the final on 21 May 2005; the top ten countries from the semi-final progress to the final. On 22 March 2005, a special allocation draw was held which determined the running order for the semi-final and Poland was set to perform last in position 25, following the entry from Denmark.[8] At the end of the semi-final, Poland was not announced among the top 10 entries in the semi-final and therefore failed to qualify to compete in the final. It was later revealed that Poland placed eleventh in the semi-final, receiving a total of 81 points.[9]

The semi-final and the final were broadcast in Poland on TVP1 and TVP Polonia with commentary by Artur Orzech. The Polish spokesperson, who announced the Polish votes during the final, was Maciej Orłoś.[10]

VotingEdit

Below is a breakdown of points awarded to Poland and awarded by Poland in the semi-final and grand final of the contest. The nation awarded its 12 points to Hungary in the semi-final and to Ukraine in the final of the contest.

Points awarded to PolandEdit

Points awarded to Poland (Semi-final)[11]
Score Country
12 points
10 points   Greece
8 points
7 points   Spain
6 points   Belarus
5 points
4 points   Hungary
3 points
2 points
1 point

Points awarded by PolandEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ Górecki, Kamil (28 January 2004). "TVP published rules internal selection". Esctoday.
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  6. ^ "Skład komisji znany". Wirtualne Media (in Polish). Retrieved 27 March 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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  8. ^ Bakker, Sietse (22 March 2005). "TODAY: The draw for running order". Esctoday. Retrieved 3 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "Semi-Final of Kyiv 2005". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 20 April 2021. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  10. ^ Philips, Roel (17 May 2005). "The 39 spokespersons!". ESCToday. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  11. ^ a b "Results of the Semi-Final of Kyiv 2005". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 20 April 2021. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  12. ^ "Results of the Grand Final of Kyiv 2005". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 20 April 2021. Retrieved 20 April 2021.