Polish-American singer

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Ochman in 2022
Background information
Birth nameKrystian Ochman
Born (1999-07-19) 19 July 1999 (age 22)
Melrose, Massachusetts, U.S.
OriginWarsaw, Poland
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • Vocals
Years active2020–present
LabelsUniversal Music Polska
Associated actsMichał Szpak, @atutowy

Krystian Ochman (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkrɨstjan ˈɔxman]; born 19 July 1999), known professionally as Ochman, is a Polish-American singer-songwriter. He rose to fame after winning the eleventh season of The Voice of Poland and will represent Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

Early life

Ochman was born in Melrose, Massachusetts to a Polish family.[1] He started to take singing lessons during his high school years and later played the role of the prince in a musical production of Cinderella.[2] Ochman graduated from Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland in 2017.[3] Following his high school graduation, he enrolled at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.[4]


2020–2021: The Voice of Poland and Ochman

In 2020, he auditioned for the eleventh season of The Voice of Poland with the song "Beneath Your Beautiful" by Labrinth and Emeli Sandé, getting chair turns from Michał Szpak and Edyta Górniak. He joined Michał Szpak's team and won the show on 5 December 2020. After the competition, he signed a contract with Universal Music Polska.

The Voice of Poland Performances
Song Original Artist(s) Notes
Blind Audition "Beneath Your Beautiful" Labrinth & Emeli Sandé Two-chair turn, joined Team Michał
Battle "Lovely" Billie Eilish & Khalid Won against Weronika Szymańska
Knockout "Z Tobą Chcę Oglądać Świat" Zbigniew Wodecki & Zdzisława Sośnicka
Live Shows "All by Myself" Eric Carmen
Quarter-final "Tylko poproś mnie do tańca" Anna Jantar
Semifinal "The Sound of Silence" Simon & Garfunkel
Final "My Way" Il Divo Duet with Michał Szpak
"Frozen" Madonna
"Nie Czekaj Mnie w Argentynie" Zdzisława Sośnicka
"Światłocienie" Ochman

His first single, "Światłocienie", was performed on The Voice of Poland in late 2020. The song was certified gold in Poland on 4 April 2021.[5] He released his self-titled debut studio album, Ochman, on 19 November 2021. The album peaked at number 5 on Poland's charts on 3 March 2022.[6]

2022–present: Eurovision Song Contest

In early 2022, Telewizja Polska (TVP) announced that he would compete in Poland's national final, Tu bije serce Europy! Wybieramy hit na Eurowizję, with the song "River". The song was written by Ochman himself along with Ashley Hicklin, Adam Wiśniewski, and Mikołaj Trybulec. On 19 February 2022, he won the national final and will represent Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin.[7][8]

Personal life

Ochman is the grandson of the Polish tenor Wiesław Ochman.[9]

He is a dual citizen of Poland and of the United States. He currently resides in both Katowice and Warsaw.[4]


Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Ochman 5

Extended plays

List of extended plays
Title Extended play details
  • Released: 12 May 2022
  • Label: Universal Music Polska
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming


List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Światłocienie" 2020 Ochman
"Wielkie tytuły" 2021
"Ten sam ja"
"Złodzieje wyobraźni"
"River" 2022 32
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Promotional singles

List of promotional singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Lights in the Dark" 2021 Ochman
"Christmas Vibes" Non-album singles

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Category Work Result
2021 Bestsellery Empiku 2021 Odkrycia Empiku 2021 — Muzyka (Empik Discoveries 2021 — Music)[11] Ochman Nominated
Wiktory Awards 2021 Odkrycie Roku (Revelation Of The Year)[12] Ochman Won
2022 Fryderyki 2022 Album Roku Pop (Pop Album of the Year)[13] Ochman Nominated
Fonograficzny Debiut Roku (Phonographic Debut of the Year)[13] Ochman Nominated

See also


  1. ^ Prokopwicz, Agnieszka (19 February 2022). "„Ameryka? Może później…"" ["America? Maybe later ... "]. ElleMAN.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Poland: Krystian Ochman in the running to represent Poland at Eurovision 2022". www.eurofansradio.com. 7 January 2022. Retrieved 2022-02-26.
  3. ^ MCS Staff (2020-12-18). "Krystian Ochman, Wootton Class of 2017, Wins The Voice of Poland". The MoCo Show. Retrieved 2022-02-24.
  4. ^ a b "Krystian Ochman". The Voice of Poland. Telewizja Polska. Retrieved 4 February 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Albums and singles certified Gold in 2021" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  6. ^ a b Peak chart positions for studio albums in Poland:
  7. ^ Bennett, Hanley. "Zwycięzca Voice Krystian Ochman przesyła piosenkę na Eurowizję 2022". Retrieved 4 February 2022.
  8. ^ "Poland: Krystian Ochman's 'River' winds its way to Eurovision 🇵🇱". Eurovision.tv. 19 February 2022. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  9. ^ "Krystian Ochman będzie reprezentował Polskę na Eurowizji. Kim jest autor utworu "River"?" (in Polish). Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  10. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Poland:
  11. ^ "Bestsellery Empiku 2021. Oto zwycięzcy!". Onet Kultura (in Polish). 2022-02-15. Retrieved 2022-03-18.
  12. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (Sergio) (2022-04-01). "Poland: Krystian Ochman wins Wiktory Revealation of the Year Award". Eurovision News, Polls and Information by ESCToday. Retrieved 2022-04-01.
  13. ^ a b "Fryderyk 2022 – NOMINOWANI 2022" (in Polish). Retrieved 2022-03-18.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by The Voice of Poland winner
Succeeded by
Marta Burdynowicz
Preceded by Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
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