Poland has selected its Eurovision 2023 entrant through the national final show Tu Bije Serce Europy. This year’s winner is Blanka with her song SOLO.
The voting system for Tu Bije Serce Europy consisted of a 50% Jury and 50% Televote system.
For the jury vote, Blanka finished at first place while fan favorites Dominik Dudek, Jann and Alicja finished at 2nd, 4th and 6th place respectively:
Blanka also finished first in the aggregate vote while fan favorites Jann, Dominik Dudek and Alicja finished at 2nd, 3rd and 6th place respectively.
UPDATE 2: TVP has released the complete results for Tu Bije Serce Europy after public pressure coming from Polish viewers and international Eurovision fans.
Fan reactions to Blanka’s victory
Blanka’s victory in Tu Bije Serce Europy garnered mixed reactions from Eurovision fans and Polish viewers who tuned in to the show.
First and foremost, there were those who were supportive of Blanka’s victory at the national final such as Shane, a British Eurovision fan:
Polish Twitch streamer Krukon Voumen also congratulated Blanca on her victory:
On the other hand, there were also those who were not quite thrilled with Blanka’s victory:
So what happens now?
Now that Blanka is officially the Polish entrant to Eurovision 2023 with her song, “Solo”, she will be appearing in Eurovision pre-parties across Europe and her song would now be entering into airplay in radio stations outside of Poland, as well. Previously, her song was on heavy rotation in Polish radio stations and this even earned her a spot at the New Year’s Eve concert of TVP.
Finally, Poland will be competing on Semi-Final 2 of Eurovision 2023 where it will have the chance to be among the ten qualifiers into the Grand Final.
(UPDATE: We reported earlier that the second set of votes shown in the national final were the televote. We have since been told by Polish viewers that this was the aggregate vote and the televote was never released. We apologize for the mistake in our previous version of this article)