Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

Eurovision 2024: Who is Luna, Poland’s candidate in this year’s competition?

Until February 2, TVP accepted songs from which an internal committee will choose the Polish representative for this year Eurovision Song Contest. So far, it is known that well over 200 proposals have been submitted. The performers who declared their participation include: 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 Gromeee’egoPoland’s representative at Eurovision 2018), Bryska and Maciej Musiałowski.

According to experts from the Eurovision Journal and, she was the main favorite Justyna Steczkowska with a song “Witch-ER Tarohoro”. Except for the trainer “The Voice of Poland” were also mentioned, among others: Luna (“The Tower”), “Nita (“Thunder”), Pan Savyan (“W Kolorku Amaretto”), Natasza Urbańska (“Who We Are”). Songs are still waiting for their premiere Maciej Maciejczak (“Midnight Dreamer”) and Maciej Musiałowski (“Znak”).

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

Shortly before TVP’s announcement, the media circulated unofficial reports that the candidate chosen by the jury was not favored by Justyna Steczkowska. The experts were to entrust the mission of representing Poland in the competition to Luna with the song “The Tower”.

Glow (his real name is Ola Wielgomas and at the beginning of her career she performed under her own name and surname) has performed duets with Eurovision rivals: Justyna Steczkowska (“Not my dream”) i Marcin Maciejczak (“I’m not asking for more”). As she admitted in an interview with K-Mag, her nickname was created due to the strong influence of the moon that the singer feels in her life. Moreover, she admitted that she sometimes sleepwalks.

The singer was born on August 28, 1999 in Warsaw, and from an early age she was interested in music. She studied at PSM 1st degree. Tadeusz Baird in Grodzisk Mazowiecki (violin class), and in 2018 she started studies in artes liberales at the University of Warsaw.

At the beginning of her career, she performed in the Artos children’s choir. Władysław Skoraczewski at the Grand Theater, he has performed in performances of this theater. Her serious professional steps began with cooperation with the Kayax label in 2018 as part of the “My Name is New” project, which was also when her debut single “On the hills of anxiety” was created. In June 2019, her single “Zastyga” was released, and the same year she performed, among others, during Pol’and’Rock Festival.

In February 2020, thanks to cooperation with Michał “Fox” Król, the song “Luna” was created, heralding the singer’s new artistic path. Then she released the songs “Serca przemokną” and “Zgaś”.

She was the first Polish ambassador of the Spotify Equal campaign, and her photo appeared in Times Square in New York. As for the non-musical sphere, in the years 2015-2017 Luna played the role of a Krakow woman in the play “Miracle or Krakowiaki i Górale”. She was also associated with the “U Machulskich” Theater Center. On a daily basis, she is interested in astrology, philosophy, art, ecology and fashion. Her musical inspirations include: Björk and Nick Cave. As she said in an interview for K-Mag, she is fascinated by nature and poetry Bolesław Leśmian. He describes his music as “space pop”.

In April 2022, the artist released her debut album “Nocne zmory”. – Singing in English makes it easier to go abroad. That’s why I decided to release this EP and that’s why I create in both Polish and English. With this English-language material, I want to open up to foreign markets – said Luna in an interview with Interia.

She entered the pre-selection with the song “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.

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.