In advance of Poland’s national final this evening, we had a chat with Monika Urlik, who’s vying to represent Poland with her song “Momentum.” You can read what she had to say about her life, career, and entry below!
Your song that you will be presenting for the national final in Poland is “Momentum” . What can you tell us about the song?What was the inspiration for the song, and did you write it specifically for the national final in Poland and Eurovision?
The song was written by Persson sisters, Ylva and Linda. I knew from the beginning that this song is perfect for Eurovision since it resembles the character of the festival. Moreover, I felt a personal connection with it. I think each one of us, including me, awaits a day when things will change for the better. When we are given a chance to stretch our wings and catch wind we can fight for ourselves, for more positive changes, growth and self-protection.
What is your impression of the Eurovision Song Contest in general? Do you watch it every year? What is your favourite entry?
I envision Eurovision as a celebration of music and singing and I am very grateful to be part of it. I watch it regularly and cheer our representation always being amazed by their talents. Many times songs have a real life advice about how to survive the good and the bad times without losing how to be human, tolerance, freedom and love, which are all the values I share. My most favorite performer is Salvador Sobral who sang the most magical song in the most astonishing way.
Apart from the Eurovision Song Contest, where would you dream to do a performance?
Every performance and every audience is as important as the other so that I can give my best every single time no matter what the occasion or the location. I dream though about singing at Grammy Awards but don’t tell anyone!
What ís the best bit of advice you have ever been given?
The best advice I have ever received was to listen to myself and to follow my instincts.
What’s your biggest fear?
The most important thing in life for me is freedom. Freedom of choice, freedom of speech, and creative freedom. I hope that it will never be talen away from me.
If your life was a song title, which one would it be?
“What are you doing” by Barbra Streisand and “Don’t give up” by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush.
Where would we find you on a typical Sunday afternoon?
Usually not in front of tv but rather together outside. It can be a book, a concert or a nice meal at a restaurant. Or even a trip to the mountains, a stroll down the beach, walk around town, it’s time spent together that matters.
We hope you enjoyed getting to Monika and that you’ll catch her and her fellow Polish candidates this evening as they compete for the right to represent Poland at Eurovision 2018! In the meantime, you can check out Monika’s song below.
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