Artist: Michał Szpak
Song Title: Color of Your Life
Participating Year: 2016
Show: Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Grand FinalEurovision Song Contest 2016 Semi-final 2 (1st Half)

About Michał Szpak

Michał Szpak is a 25 year-old singer from the Polish town Jasło.

His early foray into music was largely influenced by rock. He lists Queen, Muse and Pink Floyd as his largest influences and in high school he formed the rock band, Whiplash, with one of his friends.

He isn’t the only music-oriented member of his family. His sister, Marlena, is an accomplished soprano opera singer who has studied music in Italy.

He started singing from the age of nine, but it wasn’t until 2011 that he made his big break when he entered the X Factor Poland.

In the competition he finished as a runner-up, but he’d built a big enough fanbase to earn a record deal and perform in festivals in his home country.

Later that year, he released his first album called XI and competed in the Polish version of Dancing with the stars, where he came 5th.

In 2015, Michał released his second album Byle być soba. The album contained songs in both Polish and English, and he dedicated it to the memory of his mother who unexpectedly passed away.

The success of this album saw his star rise. One of the singles from the album, Jesteś bohaterem, helped him win the National festival of Polish song in Opole.

The album also contains his Eurovision Song Contest entry Color of your life.

Away from music, Michał now lives in Warsaw where he is studying a psychology degree at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities.

About the song Color of Your Life

Color of your life was composed by Andy Palmer with lyrics by Kamil Varen.

The song is taken from Michał’s second studio album Byle być soba, which was released at the end of last year.

Going into the Polish national final it was largely seen as a competition between Polish pop star Margaret and former Eurovision representative Edyta Gorniak.
 However, Michał upset the odds to earn a comfortable victory in the national final with 35% of the final vote.

Listen to Color of Your Life

Lyrics of Color of Your Life

When loneliness is knocking on your door
Everything you loved just disappears
And when you feel that everything is lost
You need to know there’s no life without tears

Oh… tell me black or white
What colour is your life?
Oh… try to ask your heart
Who you really are

No one is forever beautiful and young
Everything you know just disappears
Fame and gold are nothing you can be sure
When there is no love in your heart

The choice is yours, who you really want to be?
Don’t be afraid of your destiny
So when you feel that everything is lost
You need to know there’s no life without fear

Oh… tell me black or white
What colour is your life?
Oh… try to ask your heart
Who you really are

Every day we must fight with the wind
We have to live
All these things are just empty desire
‘Cause there’s no smoke without fire

Oh… tell me black or white
What colour is your life?
Oh… try to ask your heart
Who you really are

Oh… tell me black or white
What colour is your life?
Oh… try to ask your heart
What colour is your life?

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