Poland first competed in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994. The country has taken part in most years since then, most recently at the 2011 event. Although Poland did not become a member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) until 1993, earlier Contests had often been broadcast on Telewizja Polska (TVP), the Polish broadcaster - even if delayed.
The first ever performance by Poland was at the 1994 contest: Edyta Górniak's song was also by far the most successful for Poland to date, winning 166 points and second place. Poland was almost disqualified that year though, as Edyta sang the chorus in English in the rehearsals.