Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003

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Eurovision Song Contest 2003
Country  Poland
National selection
Selection process Piosenka dla Europy 2003
Selection date(s) 25 January 2003
Selected entrant Ich Troje
Selected song "Keine Grenzen-Żadnych
granic
"
Finals performance
Final result 7th, 90 points
Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Poland was represented by the band Ich Troje, with the song '"Keine Grenzen-Żadnych granic", at the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 24 May in Riga, Latvia. Poland returned to Eurovision after an enforced one-year absence following relegation after a poor result in 2001, and for the first time since joining Eurovision in 1994, broadcaster TVP opted to choose their entry through a public final rather than via internal selection. "Keine Grenzen-Żadnych granic" was chosen as the Polish entry at the national final, named Piosenka dla Europy, on 25 January, although there were technical problems with the voting which caused a degree of controversy.

Final[edit]

Piosenka dla Europy was held at the TVP studios in Warsaw, hosted by Artur Orzech. There was great interest in the country's first televised final and some of the biggest names in the Polish music industry had been tempted to take part. 14 songs competed, with the winner chosen by SMS voting. At the end of the event "Keine Grenzen-Żadnych granic" was declared the winner. However it quickly came to light that so great had been the volume of SMS messages sent that the system was overwhelmed, and fewer than 25% had been successfully transmitted and registered during the 15-minute voting window – it was later said that votes were still being received at the collation point several hours after the broadcast had finished. In response to questions from the media and public, TVP reported that once all votes had been registered the top three placings announced on the night remained the same, although they released only the percentage of votes received by the top three songs rather than an exact votes tally. Unconfirmed reports suggested that Varius Manx, Bracia Cugowscy and Ha-Dwa-O had finished 4th, 5th and 6th respectively.[1]

Piosenka dla Europy - 25 January 2003
Draw Artist Song Votes Place
1 Adieu "Time" - -
2 Benedek "Here Comes Your Time" - -
3 Blue Café "You May Be in Love" 17.2% 3
4 Bracia Cugowscy "Missing Every Moment" - 5 ?
5 Magda Femme & Spotlight "I Believe in You" - -
6 Gosia "Remember" - -
7 Ha-Dwa-O "Tylko badz" - 6 ?
8 Ich Troje "Keine Grenzen-Żadnych granic" 31.8% 1
9 Ira "Femme Fatale" - -
10 Ocean Front "Zakochany" - -
11 Stachursky "Tam gdzie ty" - -
12 Varius Manx "Sonny" - 4 ?
13 Wilki "Here I Am" 29.2% 2
14 Zdobywcy Pewnych Oskaróv "Pia" - -

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Ich Troje performed 20th in the running order, following France and preceding Latvia. At the close of voting "Keine Grenzen-Żadnych granic" had received 90 points (including a maximum 12 from Germany), placing Poland 7th of the 26 entries, the country's first top 10 finish since their second place debut in 1994. The 12 points from the Polish televote were awarded to Belgium.[2]

Voting[edit]

12 points  Belgium
10 points  Ukraine
8 points  Romania
7 points  Sweden
6 points  Norway
5 points  Germany
4 points  Russia
3 points  France
2 points  Turkey
1 point  Iceland

Points Awarded to Poland[edit]

Points Awarded to Poland (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

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