Michal Szpak knows who he is and he isn’t changing for nobody! Today during his first rehearsal, Poland’s Eurovision 2016 singer served androgynous realness while dropping pitch perfect vocals and major stage presence.
The staging suits the mood of the song perfectly. The act begins quite dark with a camera panning into Michal. The floor illumates with stars and they sparkle beautifully underneath Michal. He is accompanied by three violinists, a cellist and a pianist — all of which have instruments that light up to serve some light-sabre realness. The words of the chorus are displayed along the LED back wall, giving the audience of the Globen Arena the opportunity to sing along with him.
During the first run-through, Michal was draped in a metallic silver panel jacket, giving the effect a jacket potato. The rest of the band’s costumes are hidden behind their instruments under incredibly dark lighting which renders them almost invisible.
Michal is an undeniably talented vocalist. His vocal range is as impressive as his toned arms which were out on show during the second and third run-through. He had some timing issues between the first verse and the chorus — he paused at one point to show his frustrations — but he’ll adjust to being on the big stage soon enough.
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Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)