Kasia Moś

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Kasia Moś
Kasia Moś Red Carpet 2017.jpg
Moś in Kiev in 2017
Background information
Birth nameKatarzyna Moś
Also known asKasia Moss
Born (1987-03-03) 3 March 1987 (age 32)
Ruda Śląska, Poland
OriginBytom, Poland
GenresPop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • dancer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2002–present
LabelsFonografika
Associated actsThe Pussycat Dolls

Katarzyna "Kasia" Moś (Polish pronunciation: [kataˈʐɨna ˈkaɕa ˈmɔɕ]; born 3 March 1987) is a Polish singer, songwriter, and dancer. She was previously a member of The Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Revue in 2011, and in 2012, she came third in the third series of the Polish version of Must Be the Music. She represented Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Flashlight", and finished in 22nd place.

Life and career[edit]

Early life and education[edit]

Kasia is the daughter of Marek Moś, a part of the musical group Aukso.[1] She is a graduate of the Frederic Chopin Music School in Bytom, where she studied cello and piano. She has a degree in jazz and contemporary music, graduating from Karol Szymanowski Vocal Academy of Music in Katowice.[2] At age fifteen, Moś began to attend vocal classes by Elżbieta Chlebek, her first steps towards a professional singing career.[1]

Music career[edit]

At the beginning of her musical career, Moś worked with ensembles such as, among others, Stetsons and Big Band Lotharsi, as well as with the group The Fire, which consisted of teachers and students of the jazz department at the Katowice Academy of Music.[3]

In 2002, she recorded her first demo, which was written by, among others, Robert Janson, the founder of Varius Manx.[4] In 2005, she released "I Wanna Know", which she performed in Piosenka dla Europy 2006, Poland's national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006.[5] She finished in tenth place.[6] From 2008 to 2009, she played the character of Judas in the play Pasja wg św. Marka by Paweł Mykietyn.[7] The play was shown at, among others, the Wratislavia Cantans, the Polish Music Festival in Kraków and Warsaw Autumn.[8]

Kasia Moś during Eurovision Song Contest 2017 opening ceremony

In 2011, Moś traveled to Las Vegas, United States, where she met American producer Robin Antin, founder of the girl band The Pussycat Dolls. After returning to Poland, she recorded several demo songs and sent them to Antin. Later in the year, she traveled to the United States again, after being asked by Antin to join The Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Revue with which she performed at, among other places, the Viper Room.[9] During the half-a-year contract, she collaborated with singers such as Kelly Osbourne, Mýa and Carmen Electra, and was invited by actress Eva Longoria to sing at a charity auction organised by her foundation.[8]

In 2012, she auditioned for the third series of the Polish version of Must Be the Music. During her audition she performed "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin and advanced to the next round, eventually qualifying to the semi-finals.[10] In the first semi-final she took part in she sang "Czerwony jak cegła" by Dżem and qualified to the final, where she came third.[11] During her time on the show she collaborated with Tax Free on the song "Uwierz", which was included on the band's debut album, Na ostatnim piętrze nieba. The song was recorded to support the fight against dog abuse.[12] In September, Moś played the role of Cordelia in the world premiere of the musical Król lear by Paweł Mykietyn.[13]

In 2014, she became a spokesperson for Link4, an insurance company.[14][15] In October 2015, she released her debut studio album Inspination.[16] One of the singles from the album, "Addiction", qualified to Krajowe Eliminacje 2016, Poland's national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.[17] In the final, which took place on 5 March 2016, the song received 3.39% of the vote, and placed sixth.[18] In the same year, Moś appeared on the cover of the October issue of Polish version of Playboy magazine.[19]

In February 2017, she released "Flashlight", which will be included on her second studio album. The song qualified to Poland's national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 and won.[20][21] On 9 May, Moś performed in the first semi-final of the contest, placing 9th with 119 points and ultimately qualified to the final.[22][23] The final took place on 13 May and the singer went on to place 22nd with 64 points.

She collaborated with Norma John to release "Wild Eyes".[24]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details
Inspination
  • Released: 9 October 2015
  • Label: Fonografika
  • Format: Digital download, CD

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
POL
[25]
"I Wanna Know" 2006 Non-album single
"Uwierz"
(with Tax Free)
2012 Na ostatnim piętrze nieba
"Zatracam się" 2014 Inspination
"Break" Non-album single
"Pryzmat" 2015 Inspination
"Addiction" 2016
"Flashlight" 2017 55 TBA
"Wild Eyes"
(featuring Norma John)
2018
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
POL
[26]
"Strych"
(Bezimienni featuring Kasia Moś)
2008 Walka
"Prości ludzie"
(Bezimienni featuring Juras and Kasia Moś)
2012 Co mnie nie zabije to mnie wzmocni
"Stare czasy"
(Bezimienni featuring Kasia Moś)
"Nie mam nic"
(Ostry featuring Kasia Moś)
2014 Cztery wiosny
"Cztery wiosny"
(Ostry featuring Kasia Moś)
"Pokonamy czas"
(Marcin Spenner featuring Kasia Moś)
2016 Non-album single
"Gloria"
(TGD featuring Kasia Cerekwicka, Kasia Moś,
Kuba Badach and Mietek Szcześniak)
2018 59
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Krajowe Eliminacje[edit]

Entries in Eurovision Song Contest Pre-Selections[edit]

YearCountrySongResultSongwriters
2006Poland Poland"I Wanna Know"10thRobert Janson
2016"Addiction"6thKasia Moś, Mateusz Moś, Paweł Olszówka
2017"Flashlight"1stKasia Moś, Pete Baringger, Rickard Bonde Truumeel

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Karol Świerkot (2012-04-18). "Katarzyna Moś w Must Be the Music". www.polskatimes.pl (in Polish). Polska Times. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  2. ^ "KASIA MOŚ". Interia.pl (in Polish). www.muzyka.interia.pl. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Kasia Moś: Zobacz klip na Eurowizję". www.muzyka.onet.pl (in Polish). Onet.pl. 2006-01-13. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  4. ^ "KIM JEST KASIA MOŚ?". www.muzyka.interia.pl (in Polish). Interia.pl. 2006-01-19. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Na Eurowizję z pomocą lidera Varius Manx". www.muzyka.interia.pl (in Polish). Interia.pl. 2005-12-28. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  6. ^ "POLISH NATIONAL FINAL 2006". www.natfinals.50webs.com. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  7. ^ Jacek Hawryluk (2008-09-10). "Pasja według Mykietyna". www.wyborcza.pl. Gazeta Wyborcza. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Katarzyna Moś" (in Polish). www.sacrumprofanum.com. 2012-09-10. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Katarzyna Moś: występy z The Pussycat Dolls, to była przygoda mojego życia" (in Polish). www.mmsilesia.pl. 2012-04-29. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  10. ^ ""Must Be The Music": Tylko najlepsi". www.muzyka.interia.pl (in Polish). Interia.pl. 2012-04-14. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Kasia Moś i Tax Free. Pierwsi finaliści Must Be The Music 3!". www.eska.pl (in Polish). Radio Eska. 2012-04-15. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Finaliści "Must Be The Music" razem!". www.muzyka.interia.pl (in Polish). Interia.pl. 2012-05-02. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Mocne otwarcie Sacrum Profanum – Król Lear Mykietyna!" (in Polish). www.sacrumprofanum.com. 2012-09-10. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  14. ^ "Uczestnicy talent shows reklamują Link4 (wideo)". www.wirtualnemedia.pl (in Polish). Wirtualne Media. 2014-03-03. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  15. ^ "„I'm So Excited" i Kasia Moś w reklamie Link4 (wideo)". www.wirtualnemedia.pl (in Polish). Wirtualne Media. 2015-08-27. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  16. ^ "Kasia Moś wydała debiutancki album". www.muzyka.onet.pl (in Polish). Onet.pl. 2015-10-12. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  17. ^ Jakub Kasprzyk (2016-02-16). "(UPD) Znamy uczestników polskich preselekcji do Eurowizji!". www.eurowizja.org (in Polish). OGAE Polska. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  18. ^ "Wyniki polskich preselekcji". eurowizja2015.tvp.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  19. ^ Sergiusz Królak (2016-09-22). "Kasia Moś wspiera zwierzęta sesją w 'Playboyu'. Zobacz okładkę - Plejada.pl". www.plejada.pl (in Polish). Plejada.pl. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  20. ^ "„10" zakwalifikowanych do krajowych eliminacji!" (in Polish). Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  21. ^ Sergiusz Królak (2017-01-11). "Eurowizja 2017 - krajowe eliminacje. Kto wystąpi?". plejada.pl (in Polish). Plejada.pl. Retrieved 2017-01-12.
  22. ^ "Ten acts qualified for the Grand Final in tonight's first Semi-Final!". Eurovision.tv. 9 May 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  23. ^ Jordan, Paul (13 May 2017). "EXCLUSIVE: Here are the results of the Semi-Finals!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  24. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZl9W0NOe8c
  25. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Poland:
  26. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Poland:

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Michał Szpak
with "Color of Your Life"
Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2017
Succeeded by
Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer
with "Light Me Up"