Her song “Cool Me Down” was a fan favourite in the Polish national final, and now Margaret has her sights set on conquering Sweden, with a live appearance on the summer singalong show Sommarkrysset.

“Cool Me Down” was written and produced by a Swedish dream team, including Arash who represented Azerbaijan at Eurovision in 2009, and Linnea Deb who co-wrote “Heroes”. Margaret’s Swedish record company is pushing the power pop of “Cool Me Down” in Sweden, and it’s already reached the top 40.

On the Sommarkrysset stage, she wore a hairy black jumpsuit (!) and some golden shoes, joined by two dancers. While Margaret gave a poptastic performance that rocked the Gröna Lund stage, her vocal performance didn’t match the studio version fans came to love. She seemed unable to deliver the lyric “Imma light a spark and let the crazy out”, with a prerecorded vocal always coming in to take over.

But Margaret put on a good show, and the Sommarkrysset crowd were loving the big pop sound she delivered.

Sommarkrysset 2016 – line-up

Over the next few weeks, Sommarkrysset will join Allsång på Skansen and Lotta på Liseberg as part of the Swedish summer singalong shows. As expected, the line-up is full of Melfest acts, including Boris René, Samir & Viktor, SaRaha, Wiktoria, Mariette, Charlotte Perelli, Albin & Mattias, Isa, Alcazar and Måns Zelmerlöw.

16 July: The Fooo Conspiracy, Boris René, Caroline af Ugglas, Nääk & Nimo with Kaliffa, Jennifer Brown
23 July: Samir & Viktor, Little Jinder, Takida, Elisa Lindström, Movits!
30 July: SaRaha, Malena Ernman, Amanda Winberg, State of Sound, Jakob Karlberg, Evelina Olsén
6 August: Wiktoria, Perelli & Brolle, Mariette, Flying Illusion, John de Sohn, Albin & Mattias
13 August: Isa, Dua Lipa, Doug Seegers
20 August: Måns Zelmerlöw, Alcazar, Shawn Hook, Rebecca & Fiona

FOLLOW OUR COVERAGE OF THE SWEDISH SUMMER SHOWS: LOTTA PÅ LISEBERG, ALLSÅNG PÅ SKANSEN AND SOMMARKRYSSET

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Maru fr
Maru fr
6 years ago

I still don`t understand why people criticize her? Her vocal isn`t so bad.
And I really likes this song! 😀

jawnbc
jawnbc
6 years ago

This year’s (nearly) Kate Ryan

Pastora Soler haha!
Pastora Soler haha!
6 years ago

By the way i would love to hear this song singing by a man

If someone read this and can sing… please make a cover! xD

Pastora Soler haha!
Pastora Soler haha!
6 years ago

I love her songs…

but honestly her live is not the best

#Justice4Margaret
#Justice4Margaret
6 years ago

Weave = snatched. I hope she heavily promotes this song abroad, it was top 10 on iTunes in Russia a while ago!

Andrew
Andrew
6 years ago

So Jamala will not perform there??? oh no

beccaboo1212
6 years ago

Those who hate Margaret’s performance don’t know anything about music! Seriously, this woman songs better than Paris Hilton and Yoko Ono!

Victoria
Victoria
6 years ago

Where is Michal Szpak? 🙂

Digital Style
Digital Style
6 years ago

Margaret’s songs are so good, but her stage presence is bloody awful.

Iberian
Iberian
6 years ago

The comments section here is very interesting from a sociological/psychological point of view. Why do so many people waste energy and write negative and/or hate comments? I would love to see behind those hater and troll minds. I mean, this is just pop music, it’s supposed to be fun. If you don’t like it, then why even bother and write things like “This would have flopped”, “boring song”, “She really is awful”, “Performance also not good” and so on. Especially considering she is NOT off-key, but perfectly in tune. And not everyone has to be a Mariah Carey. I will… Read more »

JonathanUK
JonathanUK
6 years ago

This would have flopped so badly. She simply cannot sing live.

Lianne
Lianne
6 years ago

She cant hit the low notes. I cringed hearing those notes. She didnt even sing some of the lines, pretending to be dancing really hard. Meh.

mad-professor
mad-professor
6 years ago

Such a boring song that it doesn’t matter that her vocals are massively off.

Nitzan
Nitzan
6 years ago

She is not a perfect vocalist but the blond Rihana has a memorable voice, attitude and star quality. The song is great of course and had it competed in ESC it could have enjoyed the biggest chart success of the bunch.

Robert
Robert
6 years ago

She really is awful..she sucks the life out of a fantastic song

khm
khm
6 years ago

Tbh she would’ve been a fan flop with those vocals. Performance also not good.

beccaboo1212
6 years ago

Correction: Margaret was joined by two dancers.

Alexander
Alexander
6 years ago

As much as I was disappointed that Poland didn’t select her for Stockholm, if she hasn’t been able to improve her vocals even now, several months down the line, her missing out was probably for the best

Mark
Mark
6 years ago

She’s improved since the National Final

Iberian
Iberian
6 years ago

I like her vocals. I think she did better here than on the Polish final.

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
6 years ago

She still would have lost to the majestic 1944. Cool Me Down’s competition would’ve been Dami and Sergey.