Poland made their Eurovision debut in 1994 with Edyta Górniak’s ‘To nie ja!’. To date this is their best result, finishing in second place. In addition to their second place finish they have had one other top ten finish which was in 2003. Since then their best result has been 14th which they achieved with Cleo and Donotan’s ‘My Słowianie (We Are Slavic)’ in 2014. This song fared particularly in the televote but fell down when added to the jury votes. Poland did not participate in 2000, 2002, 2012 and 2013 and failed to qualify from the semi finals on six occasions between 2004 and 2012.
Typically Poland choose their Eurovision entries by an internal selection process. However, largely in reaction to controversial media law being proposed earlier this year which sought to limit freedom of speech, they have proceeded to conduct their Eurovision search with a sense of transparency. As such on 26th January, it was announced that Polish public will choose their act and song for 2016 in a national selection show called Vox Populi.
This selection show will take place on 5th March 2016 and will feature 5 to 10 artists. Recent rumours have hinted that 2014 singer Cleo may return in 2016. However, as of yet there have been no official announcement detailing the acts competing in the process or the songs they will sing. This is expected to be revealed at the end of this week.