On Saturday 5th March, Krajowe Eliminacje 2016 takes place in Poland. 9 songs will go head-to-head and the winner will go on to be the Polish entry for Eurovision 2016 at Stockholm. Let’s take a look at song number four:
Margaret – Cool Me Down
Jen’s Verdict: Oh, we’ve got a live one here! This song is out on its own from the rest and I can see this being the winner. If not, I’ll be demanding a recount. Cool me down quick because this is a hot contender for Stockholm! Douze points.
James’ Verdict: As soon as I heard this, I had to check that it was not in fact Rihanna singing for Poland! Margaret definitely has a soulful-sounding voice! If I am totally honest, the song doesn’t do much for me personally. This being said, it’s repetitive lyrics and beat are sure to pull in points from around Europe and I can see why it has Eurovision fans so excited. I think Poland are really on to something with this one! 7 points
Garrett’s Verdict: Is it wrong or too much information to say that Margaret could turn me if you get my drift! This is Jamaican dance hall R-n-B and to use a Donatan & Cleo phrase, it makes me want to “shake what my Mama gave me!” This is what Eurovision needs – a HUGE global hit that doesn’t just pop into the music charts for one week after the contest and then disappears. Eurovision needs a break out hit and from a singer that is chart and radio friendly. I just need to know if Margaret can pull this song off LIVE. That is the only concern that I have. The vocals need to be on point otherwise Edyta Gorniak will steal the show and the votes! I want to see some urban cool from Margaret and I am sure she can deliver that in spades. I know my Polish step-family want the contest on home soil in 2017 so can Margaret bring home the bacon or boczek as they say! Now ‘cool me down’ with some Martin Mroziński – oh no there goes my pulse racing again! 12 Points