Junior Eurovision 2021 - Poland
The Aussievision team have listened and ranked all Junior Eurovision songs and we have our final rankings. Poland have finished in second place. Details, individual rankings and comments below.
Sara James - 'Somebody'
13-year-old Sara has been singing and playing piano since a young age. No stranger to singing competitions, in 2021, Sara won 'The Voice Kids' where she gave a rendition of 'Húsavik'. She is said to be a big Eurovision fan and loves Måneskin.
To qualify to represent Poland, Sara had an easy win in the Polish National Final ‘Szansa na Sukces’ where she sung Celine Dion's 'My Heart Will Go On'.
The Aussievision team rankings
1st - Mike
1st - Craig
2nd - Cooper
2nd - Dale
3rd - Tim
3rd - Emma
4th - Estelle
4th - Josh
5th - Hayley
6th - Ford
8th - Hugo
10th - Steve
12th - Laura
13th - Kyriakos
Really good modern pop song. Straddles the line between kid and adult music very well. Poland does it again! ~ Mike
'Somebody' was one of the first songs out, and I still haven't heard anything which I can comfortably say I think is better than it in this year’s Junior Eurovision. Sara James is the best vocalist Poland have had since the beginning of their JESC renaissance in 2018, and this song suits her very well. It's got a hooky chorus, sounds like something you can imagine on the radio, and has just enough of a beat to be danceable. I honestly think Poland has a decent shot at winning their third Junior Eurovision in four years. ~Craig
Once again Poland is giving us another top-tier entry to Junior Eurovision. 'Somebody' is a really good entry but where it hits the home run is the last minute of the song. The anthemic swell to the chorus takes this to another level. I definitely can see Poland achieving a third win with Sara James. ~Cooper
This song gets the perfect mix of an age appropriate song that is still catchy and enjoyable for adults. Sara sounds like she has a great voice and she delivers the super catchy chorus and pre-chorus perfectly that has a real contemporary sound. Poland bringing it yet again to Junior Eurovision! ~Dale
Another strong entry for Poland...Sara has a great range in her vocals and this contemporary track should appeal to the masses. Deserves to do very well. ~ Emma
Another solid song for Poland in JESC. This should do very well and it sounds like a great song for both JESC and ESC. It may just lack that final bit of momentum to carry it home. ~ Tim
She has a really lovely voice. Its a nice song (beautiful video clip), but may get lost in all the others. ~ Hayley
For me this is quite middle-of-the-road pop but she performs the song well live and I hope she has excellent staging to take her performance to the next level. This could be the ‘Heroes’ of Junior Eurovision. ~ Laura
Poland at Junior Eurovision
Poland first competed at Junior Eurovision in 2003 and has entered on seven occasions. Poland took an 11 year hiatus before returning in 2016. Over the last few years, Poland has been very successful at Junior Eurovision, winning in 2018 and 2019. Can Sara make it a lucky third time for Poland?
Article contributions by Hayley
Aussievision team's Junior Eurovision 2021 rankings
10th place - Albania - Anna Gjebrea - 'Stand By You' 11th place - Netherlands - Ayana - ‘Mata Sugu Aō Ne’ 12th place - Azerbaijan - Sona Azizova - ‘One of Those Days’ 13th place - Ireland - Maiú Levi Lawlor - 'Saor (Disappear)' 14th place - Germany - Pauline - 'Imagine Us' 15th place - Kazakhstan - Alinur & Beknur - 'Ертегі әлемі (Fairy World)' 16th place - Serbia - Jovana and Dunja - 'Children's Eyes' 17th place - Malta - Ike & Kaya - ‘My Home’ 18th place - Portugal - Simão Oliveira - 'O Rapaz' 19th place - Bulgaria - Denislava and Martin - 'Voice of Love'
Aussievision Podcast - Junior Eurovision 2021 Preview
Our bonus preview episode of Junior Eurovision 2021 is out. We run through the Contest, the top 3 songs from the Aussievision team and make predictions.
Listen to it on Apple Podcasts here:
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