Krystian Ochman (Wootton Class of 2017) is Representing Poland at Eurovision

by MCS Staff

Krystian Ochman rose to fame when won The Voice of Poland in 2020 by singing Madonna’s Frozen, Frank Sinatra’s My Way (duet with his coach), and Polish song Nie Czejak Mnie w Argentynie. Now, the singer is representing Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest with his song River.

Ochman graduated from Wootton High School in 2017. While at Wootton he starred in many theatrical productions at the school and later moved to Poland where he studied at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Poland.

He went on to compete on The Voice, which has run for 19 seasons in the United States and is based on The Voice Holland– a show that pairs amateur artists with coaches (successful singers) through blind auditions and allows them to compete weekly until one winner remains.

After his victory on The Voice, the singer released his debut single, Światłocienie. The song got off to a great start, clocking up over 300,000 streams on Spotify in its first week alone. More hits followed, and in November 2021, he went on to release his self-titled debut album.

He has since been selected to represent Poland in Eurovision and hopes to give Plans its first Eurovision win since the competition started in 1956.

Krystian isn’t the only famous performer in the family: he’s the grandson of the internationally renowned Polish tenor Wiesław Ochman. No doubt inspired by his grandfather’s musical prowess, the Eurovision hopeful learned to play both the trumpet and the piano as a youngster.

Featured photo courtesy of Eurovision.


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