“The Looker 2022”: Eurovision Wish List – Chapter 13 (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovenia)

Welcome to our series of posts – “The Looker” where we will share our wish list of artists participating in Eurovision.
This is the second year in a row that we are running the project.

But before we start, let us remark that our recommendations will not necessarily come true (as for example some countries select their artists by reality shows)

Chapter 1 (Belgium, Israel, The Netherlands) can be found here
Chapter 2 (Denmark, Iceland, North Macedonia) can be found here
Chapter 3 (Finland, Norway, Sweden) can be found here
Chapter 4 (Austria, Germany, Switzerland) can be found here
Chapter 5 (Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece) can be found here
Chapter 6 (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia) can be found here
Chapter 7 (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) can be found here
Chapter 8 (France, Portugal, Spain) can be found here
Chapter 9 (Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom) can be found here
Chapter 10 (Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia) can be found here
Chapter 11 (Moldova, Romania, Ukraine) can be found here
Chapter 12 (Italy, Malta, San Marino) can be found here

The time has come for the last episode (for this season):

Previous Wishes: Pam Rabbit, Blitz Union, Ketie Kei

#1. Nykki

Nykki is a young Pop-EDM Czech singer.
She became known thanks to her debut single, “No Cry“, that was released in 2019.
Billboard praised her “commanding vocals” and giving their seal of approval to her debut video.
Nykki connected with producers and co-writers from all over the world, resulting in online sessions and last year’s single ‘Me Over You’ written with British writing and production duo The Radiators, which saw support from publications such as Metal Magazine and Mundane Magazine.
So far, she has released several successful singles.

Let’s listen to 3 of her songs:

In 2019, she released the song “No Cry”:

In 2019, she released the song “Lost My Mind“:

In 2022, she released the song “Right Place, Wrong Guy“:

Nykki is a talented and promising pop star who has created a natural international appeal to her work. She has even started collaborating with international producers and it puts her in the first line of artists to claim the stage for the Czech Republic at Eurovision.

#2. Calin

Calin Panfili is a 25 year-old Czech R&B and alternative singer.
The singer started releasing original songs in 2016.
He gained popularity with each release, until his first album, “Svedomi” (Eng: conscientiously) that was released in 2020.
Lately, in 2022, he released his 2nd album “Popstar“.
Calin has achieved millions of YouTube views and Spotify streams for his original songs.
He is considered as one of the leading R&B Czech singers.

Let’s listen to 3 of his songs:

In 2019, he released the song “Až na měsíc” (Eng: Except For a Month), collaborating with Viktor Sheen, Hasan, Nik Tendo 

In 2021, he released the song “Praha/Vídeň” (Eng: Prague/Vienna):

In 2022, he released the song “Hannah Montana“:

Calin‘s music is made of material that creates engagement among the listeners.
Part of the magic is the fact that he sticks to performing his songs in his native language.
I am sure he can compete at Eurovision with an upbeat song that will be appreciated by the public.

Previous Wishes: Clödie, Bovska, Dawid Podsiadło

#1.Grzegorz Hyży

Grzegorz Hyży is a 35 year-old Polish singer-songwirter.
He has an impressive background in music, as do some of his family members who play bagpipes, accordion, guitar and more.
He graduated from the 1st school in Gniezno.
He started his musical career at the end of August 2010, when founded the BritFunky band with his friends. The band disbanded after a year.
Later on, he founded .Grzegorz Hyży & Band.
In 2013, he competed in the “X-Factor Poland” where he finished in 2nd place.
In 2014, he released his first single “For a moment“, (as a solo perfomer) and it topped the Polish charts. In 2014, he released his debut album, “Z Calych Sil” (Eng: The Z Forces).
In 2015, he was awarded the Ambassador of the City of Gniezno.
In 2017, he released his 2nd albumת “Momenty” (Eng: Moments).
In 2018, he was one of the mentors in “The Voice of Poland”.

Let’s listen to 3 of his songs:

In 2018, he released the song “Niech Pomysla, Ze To Ja” (Eng: Let him think it is me):

In 2020, he released the song “Król nocy” (Eng: King of the Night):

In 2022, he released the song “Kochanie to ja!” (Eng: Baby, it is me)

Grzegorz Hyży has the full package: accessible pop rock genre, years of experience and tons of charisma.
He can take Poland to a very nice adventure at Eurovision.

#2. Sanah

Zuzanna Irena Jurczak , professionally known as Sanah is a 25 year-old Polish singer-songwriter, composer, violinist and producer.
Sanah started engaging with music at the of 4, when learning to play the violin and playing the piano at the age of 5.
From 2004 to 2013, she studied in Grażyna Bacewicz State Music School Complex in Warsaw.
Later on, she studied at the Zenon Brzewski General Secondary Music School in Warsaw.
Sanah tried her luck in multiple music competitions like the British “Got Talent” and “The Voice of Poland”, but she didn’t achieve success in any of them.
In 2014, she became known due to her YouTube videos. This led her to sign a contract with Magic Records.
In 2015 and 2016, she took part in several music festivals.
In 2016, she qualified for the semi-finals of the international Songwriting Competition with the song “Reharb“.
In 2019, she submitted her thesis in violion class.
In March 2019, she recorded vocals for the song “Rich in Love” by the Canadian Matt Dusk. The song was included in Spotify’s Viral Top 50 playlist.
In 2019 she released her debut EP “Ja na imię niewidzialna mam” (Eng: My name is Invisbile).
In 2020, she was nominated in 3 categories for the Polish music award “Fryderyk“.
In 2021, she obtained her master’s degree in instrumental music.

So far, the singer has released 3 studio albums, all of which peaked at number 1st in the Polish charts:

  • 2020 – “Królowa dram” (Eng: Queen of Drama)
  • 2021 – “Irenka
  • 2022 – “Uczta” (Eng: Feast)

Let’s listen to 3 of her songs:

In 2020, she released the song “No sory” (Eng: The rough):

In 2021, she released the song “etc.“:

In 2022, she collaborated with Vito Bambino on the song “Oscar“:

Sanah in one a kind. She gave the Polish language an honourable place, combining traditional elements with soft electronic elements.
And yes, even though it is sophisticated, there is something simple and magical in her singing.

Previous Wishes: Anja Kotar, Raiven, Joker Out

#1. Balladero

Balladero (real name Dominik Bagola) is a 40 year-old Slovenian singer-songwriter, pianist and drummer.
He started playing the piano at the age of 7, and the drums at the age of 13.
In his youth, he was the drummer in several different bands like: bands Tribelectric, ConFusion and Soundtrade.
Between 2005 and 2009, he was the drummer of the Slovenian rock band Psycho Path.
Later on, he moved on to a solo career. In 2012, he released his debut album, “Club Deuce“.
In 2016, he released his second album, “Perfect You“.
After a short break from music, he returned to release new music in 2019, with the song “Še živim” (Eng: I’m Still Alive).
In September 2021, he participated in the Slovenian music festival “Popevka”, where he performed the song “Marelice” (Eng: Apricots).

In 2020, he released the song “Ponesi me” (Eng: I asked myself”):

In 2021, he released the song “Potujem” (Eng: I’m Traveling):

In 2022, he released the studio version of the song “Marelice” (Eng: Apricots). The song was originally released in September 2021:

Balladero is an experienced singer and multi-instrumentalist that has grown in giving live performances.
His sharp voice is memorable and can take Slovenia to a different direction at Eurovision.

#2. Taja

Taja (real name: Taja Bozich) is a young Slovenian singer.
She started to release music in 2021, and so far has released several singles.

Let’s listen to 3 of her songs:

In 2021, she released the song “S tabo” (Eng: With You):

In 2021, she released the song “Sledim Sebi” (Eng: I follow myself):

In 2022, she released the song “Na novo” (Eng: Anew)

Taja is about to become a rising star in the Slovenian music industry.
Sometimes, giving a chance to a brand new singer can be a great opportunity.

What do you think about the recommended artists?
Stay tuned for more recommendations to come, next time we will travel to other countries

Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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