Michal Wisniewski, lead-singer of the band Ich Troje who represented Poland in the Eurovision twice – in 2003 (7th place for “Keine Grenzen”) and 2006 (failed to qualify with “Follow my heart”) – said Poland is not doing anything to move the contest to Warsaw. In the newest post on his blog Michal listed few factors which can follow to the victory in the Eurovision. The most important are song, lyrics and the performance but also the promotion. He thinks that’s the weakest link for every Polish entry as since 1994 there is no general sponsor who could help the nominated singer to shine bright during the Eurovision. “Probably due to improper people on wrong positions who did not promote badly prepared entrants of our country” – he posted.
Michal criticizes that there is no plan of proper preparation nor promotion of Polish entry and everyone count on the song only. “I think none of the Polish entrants read the instruction for Eurovision”. Wisniewski thinks Eurovision is not the same as Polish Song Festival in Opole but he feels people forget about it and they just want to participate in the contest to promote themselves.
Michal Wisniewski with Ich Troje was the first Polish act to promoted his song abroad before Eurovision 2003 in Riga and provided Poland with second highest place in the Eurovision history. He tried to repeat the same formula three years later but even with extended line-up of Ich Troje (with former vocalists and Swiss Real McCoy) he failed to qualify and finished 11th in the semifinal.
“There is no difference between last, seventh or second place in the Eurovision. Pardon, is is actually! Last place will be better noticed by the haters”.
Polish entrant Michal Szpak will participate in the second semifinal of Eurovision Song Conest 2016. To promote “Color of your life” Michal took part in ESC-related events in the Netherlands, Israel and United Kingdom.