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?
Two songs will advance from Group B to the knock out stage of our Eurovision World Cup Contest. Group B consists of Spain, Russia, Hungary, Poland, Macedonia and Cyprus. Listen to each of the songs in this group and vote for your favourite two in the poll below. Poll closes 28th March when the results will be unveiled.
Polish Eurovision fans have begun an online petition urging the Polish government to overturn the decision that saw Michal Szpak’s ‘Colour of Your Life’ chosen as their Eurovision 2016 pick. The fans were outraged that their favourite and runner up Margaret was not chosen as the Polish Eurovision act during Krajowe Eliminacje 2016 at the weekend.
In a change to the typical internal selection, Poland announced that the Polish public will choose their act and song for 2016 in a national selection show called Vox Populi. This competition featured nine acts and was staged last night- the winning entry being Michal Szpak’s ‘Colour of Your Life’.