Michał Wiśniewski, 2013
|Born||Michał Krystian Wiśniewski
September 9, 1972
|Occupation||Singer, entrepreneur, poker player|
|Spouse(s)||1. Magda Femme (divorced)
2. Marta Wiśniewska (divorced)
3. Anna Wiśniewska (divorced)
4. Dominika Tajner-Idzik
|Children||4 (3 daughters, 1 son)|
|Labels||EMI Music Poland, My Music|
|Associated acts||Ich Troje, Red Head, Spooko|
Michał Krystian Wiśniewski (born September 9, 1972 in Łódź) is a Polish pop vocalist, leader of the pop group Ich Troje, who sang for Poland at the 2003 and 2006 Eurovision Song Contests. He is famous for his characteristic red hair which was also green, black and white.
Michał was raised in Poland by his grandmother and after her death he lived in Germany with his aunt's family. He holds both, Polish and German citizenships. He has two brothers, Jakub and Jarosław. Wiśniewski had no contact with his mother Grażyna during his childhood. They renewed their contact in 2000s. Mrs. Wiśniewska lives in Michał's flat in Warsaw.
In Poland he is known for being a leader of a pop group Ich Troje. Wiśniewski created this group in 1995 with Jacek Łągwa and Magda Femme (Wiśniewski married Femme one year later). Femme was Ich Troje's first vocalist from 1995 to 2001. Next vocalist was Justyna Majkowska from 2001 to 2003 and in this time Ich Troje was the most popular pop group in Poland. They represented Poland at the 2003 with the song Keine Grenzen. They placed seventh, the second best result for Poland at Eurovision (after Edyta Górniak's second place in 1994). Then Justyna Majkowska left the group. In 2003 Wiśniewski chose new vocalist, Anna Świątczak who won special eliminations in TVP show Szansa na sukces. Michał married Anna in 2006. The same year Ich Troje won Polish eliminations to 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with song Follow my heart. Former Ich Troje vocalists, Justyna Majkowska and Magda Femme and Real McCoy were invited to perform with Michał Wiśniewski, Jacek Łągwa and Anna Wiśniewska. Ich Troje failed to reach the finals in Athens. Anna Wiśniewska left the group in 2010 to start her solo career. She divorced from Michał in June 2011.
Fourth Ich Troje vocalist became Norwegian Jeanette Vik. In 2011 Michał took part in TVP show Bitwa na głosy. He represented Łódź, Poland and found sixteen talented vocalists from that city to perform different songs. They were eliminated in fourth episode and placed seventh. One of the girls who sang in this team, Justyna Panfilewicz became fifth Ich Troje vocalist in 2011.
Ich Troje released eight albums from 1996 to 2008. The most popular are Ad. 4 (2001) and Po piąte... a niech gadają (2002). Their sixth album, 6-ty ostatni przystanek (2004) was thought to be the last album of that group but after a few years they reactivated and released seventh album 7 grzechów głównych in 2006.
Wiśniewski has played in two films: Star (Polish: Gwiazdor) (2002) and Lawstorant (2005). He took part in a TVN reality show I Am What I Am (Polish: Jestem jaki jestem) and the reality show Show Your Face (Polish: Pokaż swoją twarz) for VIVA! Poland television. He also founded the band Read Head.
Michał Wiśniewski was married three times. His first wife was Ich Troje's first vocalist, Magda Femme. They married in 1996 and divorced five years later. His second wife was Marta Mandrykiewicz. Their wedding took place in December 2003 in Kiruna, Sweden and was transmitated in Polish television (reality show I Am What I Am showed Wiśniewskis' everyday life, their Swedish wedding and Marta being pregnant with their daughter). They have two children: Xavier Michał Wiśniewski (b. 2002 in Warsaw) and Fabienne Marta Wiśniewska (b. 2003 in Warsaw). Michał and Marta divorced in 2006. Wiśniewski married Anna Świątczak, third Ich Troje's vocalist in 2006 in Las Vegas. They have two daughters: Etienette Anna Wiśniewska (b. 2006 in Warsaw) and Vivienne Vienna Wiśniewska (b. 2008 in Warsaw). Their son, Falco Christian Wiśniewski died before birth in 2007. In 2010 Anna left Ich Troje band to start her solo career and shortly after that, in June 2011, she divorced from Michał.
On June 30, 2012 Wiśniewski married in Pisz Dominika Tajner - Idzik. Michał's fourth wife is daughter of Apoloniusz Tajner, former coach of Adam Małysz and Polish ski jumping team. They raise her son, Maksymilian.
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|Sweterek cześć 1, czyli 13 postulatów
w sprawie rzeczywistości with Andrzej Wawrzyniak
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