Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

This is the Polish hit of all time. His performance left Wojewódzki speechless

Recorded in 1967 number “This is a strange world” is one of their most popular songs Czesław Niemen. The moving vocals and moving words make it To this day, the song evokes unforgettable emotions in listeners.

The text is interpreted in different ways and has its own unique meaning for each listener. Niemen also performed the song in Italian and English versions. The song appeared on the musician’s debut album. At the end of 1968, the release “Dziwny jest ten Świat” was the first in Poland to receive the Gold Record status.

In 2012, Internet users decided in a vote on the RMFon website that the song “Dziwny jest ten Świat” is the greatest Polish hit of all time.

Michal Szpakwhich in “X Factor” good morning made the audience laugh because of his appearance, made him Kuba Wojewódzki he was almost speechless. From performing the song Czesław Niemen “Strange is this world” was the beginning of his adventure with the program and with domestic show business. “I have a few thousand records at home, but I’m missing one. Do you know which one? Yours!” – the juror who soon became his mentor in the program said to him. Szpak ultimately lost in the final to Gienek Loska.

Today, Michał Szpak is one of the most recognizable vocalists in Poland. His career, during which he went on Eurovision and was a coach “The Voice of Poland”it might not have happened if it weren’t for the hit Czesław Niemen.

In 2023 in the final “The Voice Senior” He was a huge favorite to win Zbigniew Zaranek. Participant, known, among others, from performances in the legend of Polish metal, the band Creonin the last episode of the show, he sealed his triumph with an excellent performance of the song “This is a strange world”.

“I fulfilled my dream – to sing a song Niemen. I listened to this as a child, so it’s a great happiness. All the numbers that were intended for me required work and more work and some tension. (…) I’m glad I took part in this program,” he said after the final triumph.

“As always, he blew up the system”, “Great voice, hide all the stars”, “I can’t believe it, finally someone didn’t put this song down” – wrote the viewers after the finale.

On YouTube, it is one of the most popular performances of the Polish classic (it has over 3.5 million views). In 2014 in Ukrainian “The Voice” An Armenian woman performed Hasmik Sirojan, who delighted the coaches during the performance and turned all the seats around. A moment later, the entire room applauded the singer standing.

Interestingly, Sirojan represented Armenia at Eurovision twice after this performance – in 2017 and 2018. The second time she took fifth place.

Natalia Niemen she also faced her father’s work. He was the one who had the greatest influence on her musical preferences.

“I always sang very quietly because I was terribly tense. It was the result of shyness and lack of self-confidence. My muscles were always tight, so it was difficult for me to sing loudly. Because the vocal cords are muscles. But even though I sang very quietly, my father saw in it some values ​​and gently, year after year, fueled these interests, encouraging development in this field,” she recalled.

In 2017, she released an album “Niemen less known” with his father’s compositions. She had the opportunity to perform “Strange This World” during Festival in Opole in 2013 year. The recording of her performance has been viewed over 2.3 million times on YouTube.

In 2022, Niemen recalled the true message of her father’s song. “‘It’s a Strange World’ is not a political manifesto. It is actually an expression of pain caused by doing seemingly small, but very hurtful things in one-on-one relationships. Of course, we can easily translate it into broader contexts, including the context of what is happening is happening now. With all this, let’s remember what the author had in mind,” she said.

Czeslaw Niemen for many participants “Your face sounds familiar” is a great challenge. In the 2022 edition with a hit “This is a strange world” faced in the program Janusz Radek. And he did it brilliantly.

“I’ll keep it short this time because everyone says I always talk a lot. Perfect!” – he assessed succinctly Michał Wiśniewski. “Another monster in today’s episode, another monster of song difficulty, a monster of unrivaled personality and a monster of an exceptional level of performance,” she commented Kasia Skrzynecka.