Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

Eurovision 2024: Justyna Steczkowska lost by a hair. Now she spoke up

A Polish representative was elected 68th Eurovision Song Contest. Among the entries submitted by over 200 artists were proposals from many distinguished Polish stars and debutants.

The group included, among others: Justyna Steczkowska (coach “The Voice of Poland”), Luna, Jan Górka, Natasza Urbańska, Marcin Maciejczak, Anna Jurksztowicz, Krystyna Prońko, Izabela Zabielska, Pan Savyan, Stashka, Nita, Sara Chmiel (vocalist of the group Tears and wife GromeePoland’s representative at Eurovision 2018), Bryska and Maciej Musiałowski.

The team assessing the works included: a journalist Michał Hanczak, Peter Klatt – musician, Kasia Mośi.e. the Polish representative from Eurovision 2017; Łukasz Pieter – program director of Radio Zet, as well as Konrad Szczęsnyi.e. the president of the Association of Eurovision Song Contest Lovers OGAE Polska.

Ultimately, Luna, a 24-year-old singer from Warsaw, will go to Malmö. He will perform the song in the May semi-final “The Tower”.

“It is a manifesto of freedom and strength. An exit from darkness and darkness. Abandoning ties, blockages, limitations, negative patterns and relationships. Demolishing the tower and going out into the world. It is realizing one’s own strength, fullness and that limitations are our creation. The tower is a place or state that we build ourselves. I hope that this song will inspire us all to fight for ourselves, our own freedom, love and sense of worth. About being fully ourselves, without boundaries,” says the singer about the song.

Check out the lyrics of the song “The Tower” on Tekś!

From the very beginning it was said that Justyna Steczkowska had the best chance of representing Poland in the competition, as she would return to the Eurovision stage 29 years after her debut with the song “Alone”.

As Konrad Szczęsny said, the fight was very even until the very end. Just one point decided that Luna would go to Sweden. “The result of our vote will certainly not satisfy everyone – the difference between first and second place was only one point, which only shows how equal the level was. It is the result of our tastes, experiences, observations and sensitivity. However, I would like to clearly emphasize here that I received one recommendation from TVP representatives: I should evaluate these songs in accordance with my own preferences,” we read on

Ultimately, Steczkowska took second place on the podium, and Kayah came third with her song “Autumn – Dance”.

Moments after the official announcement of TVP’s decision, many comments from Polish and foreign fans of the competition appeared on the Internet. Justyna Steczkowska also spoke. “I wish good luck to both Telewizja and Luna. As always,” she said in an interview with Plejada.

It is worth recalling that in 2022, a joint song by the 51-year-old singer with Luna was released. The song “Nie moja sen” was promoted by a mysterious, dark music video that was created in the Crooked Forest.

European Broadcasting Union reported that during Eurovision 2024 37 countries will participate. Recall that all countries except the host Sweden and the Big Five (France, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Germany) will be divided into two semi-finals, which will take place on May 7 and 9. The final is scheduled for May 11.