Czarna dziewczyna

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Poland "Czarna dziewczyna"
Eurovision Song Contest 2005 entry
Country Poland
Artist(s) Ivan Komarenko,
Wojtek Olszewski,
Łukasz Lazer
As Ivan & Delfin
Languages Polish, Russian
Composer(s) Łukasz Lazer
Lyricist(s) Michał Szymański,
Ivan Komarenko
Finals performance
Semi-final result 11th
Semi-final points 81
Appearance chronology
◄ "Love Song" (2004)   
"Follow My Heart" (2006) ►

"Czarna dziewczyna" ("Black/African girl") was the Polish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, performed in Polish and Russian by Ivan & Delfin.

Musically, the song is inspired by the folk music of Eastern Europe. Lead singer Ivan Komarenko sings of his love for a black-haired girl, implied to have gypsy ancestry, and calls for his horses to unite them rapidly. The remainder of the group join in at this point.

As Poland had not finished the 2004 Contest in the top 10, the song was performed in the semi-final. Here, it was performed 25th (last), following Denmark's Jakob Sveistrup with "Talking to You". At the close of voting, it had received 81 points, placing 11th in a field of 25 - missing out on qualification by one place and requiring Poland to qualify through the semi-final at the next Contest.

It was succeeded as Polish representative at the 2006 contest by Ich Troje & The Real McCoy with "Follow My Heart".