Hello welcome to my series of quick takes designed to get you ready for Eurovision 2019. Just some quick thoughts / my take on each of the 41 songs this year. The countries are in alphabetical order so without further ado: Poland.
Song: Pali się
Personal Score: 19 out of 41
My Prediction: Q
Despite being ranked in the middle of the pack for me this song is a grower and every listen it draws me in a little closer. There is something really interesting and dare I say, arresting about this song. I haven’t looked up the lyrics yet (I thought I heard a little English at the end of the song but I can’t really be sure) but I don’t feel like I need to ever understand what they’re saying because the song has such a good melody that I find myself rolling it over and over in my mind all day anyway. The rhythm and strength of their harmonic voices is actually quite mesmerizing and I hope that they can bring that alive at Eurovision. This song has the potential to be see as “boring” or “static” so the key to drawing in the audience will probably be (contrary to the video) colors and movement but I think that this has the ability to really draw people in. I kind of wonder if whatever I see in this song is what many other people are seeing in Slovenia’s song as both have this trance-like quality to them that can be, in the wrong light, a complete turn off. I’m unsure if the appeal will get them higher than 20th in the final but it’s always nice to see folk music that has a more modern evolution to it at Eurovision and I wish Poland well.