ec5881f617258bac0141f71f541a341cT5yPtnmj-michEurovision 2016 is almost upon us and as the countries begin to reveal their entries let’s start giving them the once-over. 

As I will be attending the grand final this year it’s even more super exciting for me!

The Poland song is called “Color Of Your Life” and is performed by Michał Szpak.

ARTIST

Michał Szpak was born on 26th November, 1990 in Jasło, into a artistic family. Aged 9 he performed on stage and won his first award in the Young Talents Competition.

In 2011 he reached the X-factor talent show finale. He came second singing with the British edition’s winner Alexandra Burke, who was impressed by his vibrant image and charisma. A few weeks later, he gave a concert at the Orange Warsaw Festival, before Skunk Anansie and Moby He saing three songs from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N’ Roses and Lenny Kravitz. In December 2011 Michał released his first recordings; an EP with 5 songs.

In 2013 Michał won the main prize, the Golden Samovar, at the Russian Song Festival in Zielona Góra, with the song “Dark Eyes” (Очи чёрные).

In November 2015 he released an album Byle Być Sobą (Just Be Yourself), which included 12 songs with different musical styles reflecting the artist’s fascination with music from the 1980s, 1990s as well as symphonic music. He performed his first single, Real Hero at the 52nd National Festival of Polish Songs in Opole. He won the main prize in theSuperPremieres 2015 competition by a large margin of votes

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OFFICIAL VIDEO

OPINION

I’m not sure if I’m at a circus or a Conchita rock musical but he has a great voice and sings this song with passion. It’s one of the nicer ballads this year.

PREDICTION

I really hope this qualifies but I don’t think it has that winning sound and would struggle in the final.

LYRICS

“When loneliness – is knocking on your door
Everything you loved – just disappears
And when you feel – that everything is lost
You need to know – there’s no life without tears

O -O – O – O – tell me black or white
What color is your life
O – O – O –O – try to ask your heart
Who you really are

No one is – forever beautiful and young
Everything you know – just disappears
Fame and gold are nothing – you can be sure
When there is no love in your heart
The choice is yours – who you really want to be
Don’t be afraid – of your destiny
So when you feel – that everything is lost
You need to know – there’s no life without fear

O -O – O – O – tell me black or white
What color is your life
O – O – O –O – try to ask your heart
Who you really are

Every day – we must fight with the wind
We have to live
All these things are just empty desire
‘Couse ther’s no smoke without fire

O -O – O – O – tell me black or white
What color is your life
O – O – O –O – try to ask your heart
Who you really are

O – O – O –O – try to ask your heart
What color is your life”

Good luck Michał!

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @popandtalk and keep me from going Eurovision mad!

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Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.