Move over, Måns! There is a new balloon boy in town, courtesy of Michal Szpak. Our readers have chosen Poland‘s postcard as the best of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.

Ten days ago, we invited you to vote for your favourite postcard(s) of the year. Michal Szpak’s fans rallied and the “Thor version of Prince” slayed the pack.

Back in April SVT shot the Polish postcard in different locations around Warsaw, including Gdanski bridge and the parks around Lazienki Palace. It features the singer in a number of contemplative situations, before fans surround him with red and white balloons, obvs referring to the Polish flag. On one of them, Michal writes the Eurovision 2016 slogan “Come Together”. And his fans did exactly that, voting his postcard the best of this year’s contest, with 1,222 votes — or around 15% of the ballot.

Sergey Lazarev’s postcard came second with 929 votes, while SVT’s tribute to Armenia’s Iveta Mukuchyan rounded out your Top 3 with 625 votes.

Full results

Do you agree with the results? Let us know in the comment section below!

Michal Szpak on the Eurovision Red Carpet

Interview with Michal Szpak

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Natalia
Natalia
5 years ago

Hmm… if it was diaspora, I am just wondering…..why this diaspora never worked before …only this year 🙂 Come on….this is ridiculous theory!!

Giulia
Giulia
5 years ago

Really well deserved in my opinion! As I first saw the postcard I thought “If there will ever be a prize for the best postcard, he should totally win it”…and he did! Come on, who wouldn’t like a postcard with great landscapes, a cute guy feeding a squirrel and a happy scene in the end? The perfect introduction for a great song!

ella
ella
5 years ago

If you read comments to videos of Michal on youtube, you can see that people from different countries like his song. I’m not from Poland either.

Kisha
Kisha
5 years ago

The song is really great and he has a great voice. That’s main reason why is he placed so high in televote. I don’t believe in Polish diaspora, because if it’s true that Poland only got votes from diaspora, then why Poland doesn’t end up in top 10 every year? Why Poland doesn’t have a victory? I really like the song and I’m not from Poland neither I have a Polish roots.

Mario = Legend
Mario = Legend
5 years ago

It is not nonsense. Exactly this as you are from Poland. You are mostly all from Poland here who like the song. Sorry but this is the truth. In the ESC you shouldn’t vote for own country. It ruins the contest and fair voting. Big shame. 🙁

Layla
Layla
5 years ago

Oh stop writing nonsense about the Polish diaspora. The official media said that not only Poland voted for Michal. You might as well say that for Sergey also voted only diaspora, because Russians in the world is more than the Poles. Returning to the theme postcard… I’m from Poland, I think that Poland was quaite nice postcard, but for me Norway and Australia were the best postcards <3

Mario = Legend
Mario = Legend
5 years ago

He had a bad song that what offended the juries 😉 The public vote was mostly diaspora. Under old system Michal would not have made it out of bottom 10. This is true result very deserving for bad song. Sorry. 90 percent of people make positive comments here are Polish origin that why he was popular because you vote for your own act and that is what wrong. You do not help yourself. You did the same in this poll. What a joke. Sorry.

Fatima
Fatima
5 years ago

I think it’s obvious that Michal is immensely popular and likeable. That comes across in the postcard. I can understand why appealed to televoters.

Agnieszka
Agnieszka
5 years ago

ella, I too am curious about that jury final. I wonder whether Michal really did so badly to justify the score from the juries?

ella
ella
5 years ago

@Blue Bell These videos are cool! He is so great! That’s why I love videos made by people from audience. The feeling is totally different when you hear all the reaction of the public. But, we shouldn’t forget that the Jury Final was held a day before the Grand Final. So, juries and public were reviewing two different performances of each artist. What if some artists weren’t that good on the day before while others were better instead. I’m sure politics was involved on some level. But, still, there could be other objective reasons that affected the results. I wish… Read more »

Oxana
Oxana
5 years ago

Maru fr, paranoid is clearly you. I haven’t said “your nickname here”. I’m asking you about your youtube account created on 17th May 2016 (yeah, you have that info hidden from others view, but still why it should stop me to see it? :)). are you saying you’re brand new Lazarev fan and Eurovision supporter who started to participate in the event on 17th May 2016 on youtube and and on 19th May 2016 here on wiwi? see? I’m giving you a chance to be honest with wiwi authors (who clearly knows more than you think about their users), and… Read more »

Maru fr
Maru fr
5 years ago

Oxana
pff… It`s my first and only nickname here. Do you suspect someone? lol
Who is paranoid here? 🙂

Guido Klerk
Guido Klerk
5 years ago

Sorry to say but there is nothing special about the Polish postcard.
I liked Finland and The Netherlands because the singers showed their house interior and outside where they really hang out. That’s character deepening of the artist, NOT promoting country tourism.

Margaret
Margaret
5 years ago

Paola – you are absolutely right. Michal is a great artist, and for this wonderful man. I met him is a very modest guy, and to this very nice. And those eyes and long hair . Greetings from Poland

Agnieszka
Agnieszka
5 years ago

Yeah, sure, it’ll always be the diaspora for some 😉 Micha? is quite popular around the world. I think it’s time people accept that. BTW, iIf you like feeding squirrels from your hand, come to the ?azienki Park in Warsaw, Poland 🙂

Oxana
Oxana
5 years ago

Blue Bell,
I agree about Michal.

Oxana
Oxana
5 years ago

maru fr (btw what was your old nickname before 17th May 2016? will you say by yourself?)
if naked butt can win, then Ivan from Belarus had to win this contest 🙂 I’m afraid Europe hardly shares your exhibitionist sentiment.

Blue Bell
Blue Bell
5 years ago

Instead of YT links to the final performance of Michal Szpak here you have the titels : 1. ESC 2016 Michal Szpak – Color of your life 2. Micha? Szpak , Color of your life , Eurovision ,Grand Final ,Sweden 2016,Stockholm Pls check the audience reaction :)). Have you heard the singing audience or screaming people during the official TV transmisiion ??? Nooooo, because it was hushed up. I think it was a very uncomfortable situation for the juries as they have had quite different plans for the winner of the contest. And this is the reason why Szpak was… Read more »

ella
ella
5 years ago

I somehow missed this poll. Congrats to Michal. I loved the postcard. It’s calm and cheerful at the same time. The squirrel definitely played a role in this victory:)

ella
ella
5 years ago

@Blue Bell

If there are more than one link in your post, it automatically gets in the list of comments that need moderation. It happened to me once. It will be published later when moderators check it, I guess.

Maru fr
Maru fr
5 years ago

Estonia on the 4th place. Someone was strongly impressed with Yury`s naked ass! 😀

Kisha
Kisha
5 years ago

I love the part when Michal feeds a squirrel :3

Sylwia
Sylwia
5 years ago

Funny thing…when people from other countries see Poland being called as “the best” – they immediately think it’s because of all polish people were voting him. Let me tell ya something. There are many countries and many fans voting for their countries too 🙂 Poland got the highest votes from people from all around the world so please shu.t up and enjoy the song 🙂

Paola
Paola
5 years ago

I’m from Italy and I voted for Poland – this guy has some magic in his eyes…I can’t describe it! His song was so true and emotional! Stop hating Poland because of him, he’s an amazing artist and I’d say the best of the Eurovision 2016 🙂

Blue Bell
Blue Bell
5 years ago

I don’t know why but for some uncomfortable for Wiwibloggs reasons my comments of 4.31pm are still under moderation and haven’t been published yet. Any political reasons???????????? So here you have it without links to YT. Why do you think diaspora has anything to do with this this voting. I’m pretty shure they have never heard about Wiwibloggs. Michal has a lot of female fans in many countries, The latest comments under the postacard poll were given by girls. And you have also to accept that not only diaspora voted in the Final – here is a private recording from… Read more »

Blue Bell
Blue Bell
5 years ago

Wiwibloggs, what’s going on with my comments of 4.31pm? Still under moderation ????????

milka
milka
5 years ago

Thx 😉 Poland <3

Margaret
Margaret
5 years ago

Michal is the best. Bravo Poland. Poland loves Michael. He is a great man. Michal loved his fans. And we love it. He has great fans here in Poland.

Blue Bell
Blue Bell
5 years ago

Why do you think diaspora has anything to do with this this voting. I’m pretty shure they have never heard about Wiwibloggs. Michal has a lot of female fans in many countries, The latest comments under the postacard poll were given by girls. And you have also to accept that not only diaspora voted in the Final – here is a private recording from the final performance and only a deaf person will not hear people singing the chorus along with Michal Szpak : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WEgiBJIJDU And another one : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OCf5n-dyTY The crowd just loved the song. And don’t try to… Read more »

Mario = Legend
Mario = Legend
5 years ago

Another poll hijak but this time by Poland not Lithuania. 😉 Nice joke almost as funny as real thing. Michal deserve bottom five at the ESC sorry. It sucked. Go back to neverland.

Tobi
Tobi
5 years ago

Poland‘s postcard is the best! I agree abd I am not from Poland 🙂

Thomas
Thomas
5 years ago

Diaspora voting again. STOP POLAND you are destroying Eurovison. Don’t vote only for Poland -.-

Mark
Mark
5 years ago

These polls are a joke

DenizNL
DenizNL
5 years ago

I loved the one from Azerbaijan with the skating. Shame she ended so low. I am very happy with all the postcards this year though.

oooops
oooops
5 years ago

Have Ovidiu told anyone what his postcard would look like if he would have competed. I still think EBU and TVR treated him and all those Romanians that did vote for him and all the others in selectia nationala very badly.

karminowe.usta
karminowe.usta
5 years ago

I`m so proud. Micha? who represented my country is number one:) His postcard is very good but I voted for Sergey`s postcard. Sergey`s dog moved me:)

OR
OR
5 years ago

Best postcard in my opinion israel hovi star the most authentic

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
5 years ago

still think finland’s was the best and really spoke to who she was
:/

Mirek
5 years ago

Observer shut up! Diaspora vote for Michal on Esc, Diaspora vote here, Diaspora blah blah blah… Why only he have best results for Poland since Edyta Gorniak (1994)? Why Cleo, Monika Kuszynska or Magda Tul were not on top3? J.K.Rowling’s husebnad vote for Michal, Hozier’s send an sms vote for him. People like his song, people like this postcard and that’s all. It’s time to accept it. It’s a people choice. Russia have more diaspora on whole world, Ukraine, Lithuania also. In Poland live “only” 38 mln ppl, it’s less then in Germany, France or UK. So be more objective… Read more »

sg
sg
5 years ago

His postcard was the best

Lanti
5 years ago

Either
a) Polish diaspora
b) Someone spread the poll around
c) people really like seeing people feeding squirrels

Daisy
Daisy
5 years ago

@Observer

Some butthurt, huh?

OR
OR
5 years ago

Hhhhhhhhhhh lol i think there are a lot of polish pepole reading wiwi…but whatever…mazal tov Michael u are sweet guy!!

Observer
Observer
5 years ago

Diaspora voting in action!