Here’s ten new tracks from your Eurovision faves to get your ears around! Back with new tracks this month are: Zoe (Austria, 2016), Mandinga (Romania, 2012), Frans (Sweden, 2016), Francesco Gabbani (Italy, 2017), Eric Saade (Sweden (2011), Jamala (Ukraine/Winner, 2016) as well as some of our faves from selection shows Samir och Viktor (Melfest) and Margaret (Krajowe Eliminacje 2016).
Tonight saw Rotterdam host the 2016 edition of the MTV European Music Awards. Among the winners on the night was Amir, the French act for Eurovision 2016 and Polish singer Margaret who missed out on representing her country at Eurovision this year.
Earlier today, 27th September, MTV announced the nominees for this year’s MTV European Music Awards. Big names like Beyonce and Justin Bieber lead the nominations table with five nominations each, but among the nominees for the regional awards includes many familiar faces from this year’s Eurovision contestants and some from previous years as well.
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?
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’.