She took Poland to the very top of the Eurovision 2016 betting odds with her single “Cool Me Down”, only to finish second to Michal Szpak in her country’s national selection. 

And ever since then Margaret has been an idol among Eurovision fans, who watch her every move for evidence that she might return to Poland’s Krajowe Eliminacje in 2017.

So you can’t blame them for reacting very excitedly when a blogger named Josep Vinaixa uploaded a snippet of a track called “Over You”, reporting that that the Rihanna-esque number will be Margaret’s new single. Conveniently it’s reportedly set to be released on January 27 — the same day Poland reveals its Eurovision 2017 finalists. Eurovision 2009 contestant Arash, who also co-wrote Margaret’s hit “Cool Me Down”, has apparently worked on this song too.

2 ninjas in da office @arashmusic @extensivemusic

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Fans, clearly convinced that the song is destined for Eurovision, started uploading YouTube tributes with names like “Margaret OVER YOU Eurowizja 2017”.

Unfortunately their hopes have been burst just as soon as they were inflated.

As luvpop.pl reports, the singer has spoken out and denied that the song is intended for the Polish pre-selection. The blogger Josep has subsequently deleted his post which included the snippet.

Writing on Snapchat Margaret didn’t mince her words: “Someone has tricked you with that song ‘Over You’ for Eurovision.”

Now fans are torn about what to think, with some saying she’s just teasing everyone and that the song will be entered into the race. Still others say there’s no way she plans to try for Eurovision again following last year’s second-place finish. And we’re thinking that maybe — just maybe — she’ll sing the same song but with a different name. One can dream, right? We’ll just have to wait until Friday January 27 — when Poland reveals its finalists — to find out.

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Charles
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Charles

@Oxana: Finally someone speaks some sense into all this … Who’s Margaret anyway? The Madre Teresa of bad music? The 2000s-esque solution to fans problem with the fact that Eurovision has been focusing more on music and less on the bs? I wonder who will be the Margaret of 2017 … some random chick at some random national final with a tune that sounds like a bside leftover from Britney or Gaga or whoever … someone who will not win that national final because .. Thank God … there is better music out there.

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

Why? is it against rules to release a snippet of it before the pre-selection?

KennyESC
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KennyESC

Margaret for #athens2018, #minsk2018, #tirana2018 or #baku2018 (sorry, I’m hoping for these four to win this year, but Margaret can always (on my mind, to make a pun with Arash being in the foto lmao)partecipate in Krajowe Eliminacje 2018!)

Oxana
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Oxana

I do not understand that Margaret hype. anyone believes she can win NF and then win ESC? fanatism is a bad thing, kids 🙂

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

@Colin: I’m from the UK, but I have also lived in France and Canada. I have never been to Croatia, but I have been told it is a beautiful country. 🙂

Héctor
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Héctor

She should put her efforts in learning how to sing, then we’ll see. It’s not that she could improve a bit, but I’m ashamed when I listen to her.

beccaboo1212
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Hmm. Maybe if Margaret decides to enter with a ballad, then people wouldn’t have to be too worried. 🙂

Charles
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Charles

…but could she compete with another song? Because … all we really need in Eurovision is another Rihanna-wannabe with a another bside-leftover to make Eurovision musically credible? Or who cares? Let’s just have some fun the same way people have when watching Britney Spears lip syncing in Vegas? Wow … applause, applause, applause.

Sally.Hendesson
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Sally.Hendesson

OMG yes Margaret!!! This would be awesome! You guys seriously could think about organising ESC 2018 with a good song, but there are no worries since Margaret wouldn’t go for ESC with sth bad… And I don’t agree Margarets vocals live are not enough! Bad luck for her she was sick during polish NF last year… but she proved many times she can do it well. Margaret Team forever <3

Colin
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Colin

@Purple Mask – Thank you 🙂 I am glad we get along. I guess we have some similarities. Where are you from? I am from Croatia.

(J)ESC Fanatic
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(J)ESC Fanatic

I’m not convinced. “Cool Me Down” was an amazing song but she killed it live. And definitely not in a good way. Yes, what matters the most is the song but you also have to sing at least decently, otherwise it’s gonna be a disaster live and you’re gonna flop.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Poland is really one of the few countries that haven’t won yet and can afford to host. Also, the audience there is crazy about the contest! They should just select Margaret with a Cool Me Down-sized banger (something appropriate for her vocals, like Satellite was appropriate for Lena’s very limited possibilities) and achieve that deserved victory.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

@ AzeriBoy96 – again with the live vocals excuse. Lena, Alexander Rybak and Ell & Nikki could barely sing a note in tune and they still won. It’s a song contest, not a vocal competition, and it’s about time people understood that.

DingDong
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DingDong

Do you guys see Gunther (Finnish selection, this year) there in the wall on Margaret’s Instagram pic?
I laught so hard 😀

AzeriBoy96
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AzeriBoy96

She’s not a good live performer, so it would only be for good of Poland not have Margaret as an representative. I am sure they have much better options. I didn’t like “Color of your life” either.. But I am sure that Margaret wouldn’t give Poland a better result than Michal did.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

@Colin: That’s exactly what I was going to write! Are you my lost twin brother or something? (because this isn’t the first time I have said “what Colin wrote.”) 😀

an esc fan
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an esc fan

This year Poland will have jury, so Margaret has no chance. I understand why Poland wanted Michal over Margaret, because is a country that no longer wants to send guilty pleasures like Cleo 2014.

Mi
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Mi

Ya ya ya see you in Kraków

Joaquin
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Joaquin

She will not compete this year. Even if Margaret entered with a new son it would be extremely difficult to record something catchier and fresher than “Cool me down” and I bet she knows it.
Unfortunately, Poland wasted their big opportunity last year. It ain’t gonna happen for them for some time now.

Napaw
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Napaw

Im still hopeful Margaret will save this years Eurovision and next year we’ll meet in Warsaw.

Colin
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Colin

Well, last year the problem wasn’t the song, but the performance. While I totally get why people wanted Cool Me Down for ESC, I don’t know why people think that whatever Margaret sends will do the trick. If anything, Poland achieved it’s greatest result in years with Michal Szpak. I am open to Margaret… but she needs to prove herself and not being admired in advance.