Poland’s decision to select Michal Szpak as their entry for 2016 sparked universal outrage from Eurovision fans, many of whom saw Margaret’s ‘Cool Me Down’ as the obvious pick. Poland had been riding high in the betting odds before the selection, and has since plummeted from firm favourites to outsiders at 66/1. Some fans have gone to great lengths to overturn the decision, starting an online petition for the national broadcaster of Poland to repeal the decision and replace Michal with Margaret. But is his song all as bad as that?
Macedonia have selected experienced vocalist Kaliopi as their 2016 Eurovision entry. She will sing ‘Dona’ in Stockholm with the hopes of advancing from Semi Final 2. We assess her chances in our review.