Over the past weeks, we’ve seen past Eurovision stars covering the song “Volcano Man”, promoting the film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. But now Poland‘s Eurovision 2016 star Michał Szpak has released his version and taken things to a whole nother level.
Michael Szpak is well established as a talented singer, but with his “Volcano Man” video he shows off his talents by impersonating five real Eurovision legends and one fictional one — and he doesn’t hold back.
The video begins with Michał in drag as Edyta Górniak. He has recreated Edyta’s barefoot look from Eurovision 1994, where she gave Poland a second-place finish on its debut with “To nie ja”. Only this time Michał is singing “Volcano Man”.
From there, he transforms into Eurovision 2017 winner Salvador Sobral, serving hipster shabby chic and a manbun. Then it’s back in time to 1974, where Szpak dons the polyester to play Frida and Agnetha from ABBA.
Keeping things Nordic, Michał reminds audiences that he is also an accomplished rock vocalist with a snarling Lordi-style performance, complete with a monster costume.
Then he gets glam and serves some Conchita Wurst bearded-diva eleganza. Michał has previously been favourably compared to the Austrian diva, both for his long hair and beard, but also for his impressive vocal talents.
Finally, Szpak serves some double trouble by impersonating both Lars and Sigrid of the film’s Fire Saga group.
It’s a hilarious video, but it also shows that Michał Szpak is a multifaceted performer.
At Eurovision 2016, he placed eighth with the rock-opera number “Colour of Your Life”. Since then, fans have wanted to see the Polish star return to represent his country at Eurovision. But with his new version of “Volcano Man”, the question is what style should he use for a potential Eurovision comeback?
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