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Tulia for Poland 2019

Tulia for Poland 2019

Photo by Grzegorz Gołębiowski

Poland 🇵🇱 2019 / “Fire of Love (Pali Się)”

Semi Final 1 | 11th | 120 points | Did Not Qualify

Polish folk band Tulia, consisting of Joanna Sinkiewicz, Dominika Siepka, Patrycja Nowicka, and Tulia Biczak, were announced by Poland‘s public broadcaster TVP to have been selected to represent their country at Tel Aviv 2019 with a mixed-language version of their single, “Pali Się”.

The band formed in late 2017 and were named after one of their members, Tulia Biczal. Tulia, the band, quickly rose to fame after a cover of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence” went viral. The group later recorded a music video for their cover and began their rise to fame in Poland from there. With there dark, fantastical representation of traditional Polish garb, Tulia’s self-titled debut album launched them skyward in the public eye in May 2018. In December 2019, Tulia was announced as Poland’s Tel Aviv 2019 representative after their song “Pali Się” was submitted months earlier by their label.

Pali Się” was adapted into “Fire of Love (Pali Się)“, mixing Polish lyrics with English in the traditional Slavic “white singing”, a hard-to-master open throat and full voice style of song. With dark modern folk instrumention, Pali Się is a song about how even how cold and alone one’s heart is, it can be lit anew with the titular fire of love.

Following their Eurovision performance, Joanna Sinkiewicz announced her departure from Tulia in the late summer, with her later announcing her attendance at a music academy in Szczecin.

Follow Tulia on Instagram and Facebook. Listen to their self-titled debut album on Spotify.