Back in 2010, Poland’s Marcin Mrozinski appeared on stage in Oslo with a bunch of Polish women holding apples. He finished 13th out of 17 countries. Looking back he isn’t surprised.
“It was absolutely horrible on stage,” he told me at the London Eurovision Party. “I still can’t watch the videos… I’m like, ‘Oh my god.’ I hate it.”
But at the time Marcin was too busy managing his Eurovision journey to recognize the mistakes that were unfolding: “I didn’t have any support from our national broadcaster, so I had to think of everything myself.”
Marcin advises this year’s Eurovision contestants to make the most of their time. That means spending time with your fellow contestants and all the people who will gather in Copenhagen. “It’s just two weeks but in these two weeks they can make so many friendships…and meet so many great people…..It’s better going to party and enjoy this atmosphere than sitting in the hotel and eating peanuts from the fridge of the hotel and checking the rank on the Internet.”