A TV talent show in Poland has been criticised for allowing white contestants to don blackface for their performances as black artists.

'Twoja Twarz Brzmi Znajomo' is the Polish version of 'Your Face Sounds Familiar', and the latest series concluded over the weekend after Polish artist Kuba Szmajkowski - himself a well-known artist in Poland - won with his performance of Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble'.

However, there has been outrage after Szmajkowski appeared wearing blackface, with his hair styled in fake cornrows and donning a fake beard. Reports suggest that he also used the N-word, which was not bleeped out.

Actor Pola Gonciarz wore blackface in the same episode to perform Beyonce's 'If I Were a Boy'.

It's not the first time that the show has generated controversy for the same reason; after a contestant performed a Kanye West song two years ago, also in blackface, producers released a statement defending their decision by saying "The intention of each star performing on the show, as well as of the whole production team, is to recreate the original performance in the most precise manner, while honouring the original artist."

They also pointed out the charitable nature of the show; Szmajkowski donated his winnings to a Polish children's cancer charity.

Watch both performances below: