The Polish entry for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, was originally planned for Melodifestivalen 2021 – the Swedish national selection. Songwriter Thomas Karlsson had the following to say:
“The Ride” was written with the intention to compete in Melodifestivalen 2021. Work began on the song in July and was created for Clara Rubensson to compete with. However, the song was finished in October 2021 which meant it was unable to compete in Melodifestivalen as the song submission window had already closed.”
While “The Ride” only had to undergo minor changes for Rafał, key changes were made to allow him to perform the song at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest for Poland.
Author: Richard Taylor