Michal Szpak, the Polish representative in 2016, has released a new song in Polish called “Polska To Kobieta” which can be translated into “Poland is a Woman”.
As the title and the music video already suggests, it is a clear statement in favour of the current demonstrations in Poland due to recent the court decision on allowing abortions, which has been seen as a major setback for women’s rights in the country.
The conservative stance of the ruling PIS-party has drawn criticism and opposition, namely for their views on women’s rights, immigration and LGBTQ+ rights.
In his song, Michal demands the right for all women to have control over their own bodies – something he has demonstrated himself by taking part in the protests.
Michal Szpak is a famous name within the Eurovision community. He represented Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden with the song “Colour of Your Life”. With a total amount of 229 points (222 from the televote and 7 from the jury), he placed 8th in the grand final, making this Poland’s third Top 10 finish since 1994 (2nd place with the song To Ni Ja! by Edyta Gorniak) & 2003 (7th place with the song Keine Grenzen – Zadnych granic by Ich Troje).
After Szpak’s Eurovision success, he became a judge in the casting show The Voice of Poland.
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