Thursday, 1 November 2012


According to this blog the rumours that Ewa may be chosen to represent Poland in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest have started again.
It's not the first time that this has been talked about as a possibility and it probably won't be the last.
At the moment it remains a rumour and one i hope will remain just that.

Eurovision and Ewa is (for me) a non-starter and would be a very bad move at this stage in her career.
For several reasons.
The contest itself has lost all the credibility it once had and is now seen as something of a joke throughout Europe.  Who remembers who won the competition in say 2007?  Nope, me neither!

The voting system whereby neighbours vote for neighbours and friendly countries simply vote for each other, ad infinitum, means that the 'best' song rarely wins and that the winner is based on where the contest is held and what political background situations are happening in the world at the time.e.g When have Greece not given Cyprus top marks (and vice versa)?  It happens every year and portrays the contest as little more than a laughing stock to the rest of the world.

So what would happen if she was chosen to take part?
A.  She might come last or well down in the voting.  It's entirely possible no matter what song or how good her performance was?
B.  She might actually win the thing?  What would that achieve?  Not an awful lot in reality.  Ewa has just started at University so would she really have the time to devote to the publicity that would surround a win?  I don't think so.
C.  I don't think Ewa herself is interested in taking part?  I never heard or read anything that would suggest otherwise.

It might also bring the old Czech/Polish arguments to the surface once again?  If she was to represent Poland what message would that be sending to her Czech fan base?  And again, vice versa.

All in all i do think it's a pretty bad idea right now.
Feel free to disagree.

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