River (Krystian Ochman song)

2022 single by Ochman

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The official cover for "River"
Single by Ochman
from the album Ochman
Released3 February 2022
LabelUniversal Music Polska
Eurovision Song Contest 2022 entry
  • Ochman
  • Ashley Hicklin
Entry chronology
◄ "The Ride" (2021)

"River" is a 2022 single by Polish-American singer Ochman. The song is currently scheduled to represent Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy after winning Tu bije serce Europy! Wybieramy hit na Eurowizję, Poland's national final.[1]

Eurovision Song Contest

Tu bije serce Europy! Wybieramy hit na Eurowizję

TVP opened a submission period for interested artists and songwriters to submit their entries between 20 September 2021 and 20 November 2021.[2] The broadcaster received 150 submissions at the closing of the deadline. A five-member selection committee consisting of a representative of TVP, a radio personality, a music expert, a journalist and a representative of the Polish Musicians Union selected ten entries from the received submissions to compete in the national final.[3] The selected entries were announced on 14 January 2022 during the TVP2 programme Pytanie na śniadanie.

The final took place on February 19, 2022. Ten entries would compete, and the winner was determined over two rounds of voting. The top three most voted songs would proceed to the superfinal round, where all votes would be reset and the winner would be determined. Both rounds would use a 50/50 combination of votes from a professional jury and a public vote.

"River" would move on to be one of the three songs in the superfinal, and the song would then go on to win the superfinal, and as a result, will represent Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

At Eurovision

According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the "Big Five" (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) split up the competing countries into six different pots based on voting patterns from previous contests, with countries with favourable voting histories put into the same pot. On 25 January 2022, an allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Poland has been placed into the second semi-final, to be held on 12 May 2022, and has been scheduled to perform in the second half of the show, 14th out of 18th countries.[4][5]

Track listing

Digital download[6]
CD single[7]


Chart performance for "River"
Chart (2022) Peak
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[8] 32


  1. ^ "Poland: Krystian Ochman's 'River' winds its way to Eurovision 🇵🇱". Eurovision.tv. 2022-02-19. Retrieved 2022-02-19.
  2. ^ "Regulamin Krajowych Eliminacji do 66. Konkursu Piosenki Eurowizji 2022" [Rules of the National Qualification for the 66th Eurovision Song Contest 2022] (PDF). tvp.pl (in Polish). Telewizja Polska. 2021-09-20. Retrieved 2021-09-20.
  3. ^ Czerniawski, Mieszko (14 January 2022). "Eurowizja 2022: znamy stawkę polskich preselekcji. Kim są uczestnicy?". Eurowizja.org (in Polish). OGAE Polska. Retrieved 14 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Eurovision 2022: Which Semi-Final is your country performing in? 🇮🇹". Eurovision.tv. EBU. 2022-01-25. Retrieved 2022-01-25.
  5. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Second Semi-Final". Eurovision.tv. EBU. 25 January 2022. Archived from the original on 29 March 2022. Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  6. ^ "River – Single by Ochman". iTunes. Retrieved 11 May 2022.
  7. ^ "Ochman – River". Discogs. Retrieved 11 May 2022.
  8. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
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