Poland: Sara Egwu-James wins Szansa na Sukces – Eurowizja Junior 2021 and will fly the flag in Paris
Sara Egwu-James will represent Poland at Junior Eurovision 2021 in Paris after winning the national final of Szansa na Sukces – Eurowizja Junior 2021 with the song “Somebody”.
Poland selected this year’s Junior Eurovision hopeful for a third edition via the ‘Szansa na Sukces’ ( Chance for Success) show. Three themed rounds and one final show was enough to declare Sara James as the next JESC rerpesentative.
The three finalists that took the stage tonight along with the point they received were:
- Sara James – Somebody – 5+5 – 10 points – 1st
- Miłosz Świetlik Skierski – Open Wide – 1+3 – 4 points – 2nd
- Marysia Stachera – One World of Colors – 3+3 – 4 points – 2nd
The final outcome of the show was determined 50% by televoting and 50% by a jury which was made up by the following members:
- Konrad Smuga – Head of Poland’s Junior Eurovision performances
- Grzegorz Urban – Music Director of Szansa na Sukces
- Anna Cyzowska-Andura – Head of the Agency Kreacji Rozrywki
In addition a panel of jurors formed by Roksana Węgiel winner of Junior Eurovision 2018, Ala Tracz Poland’s 2020 representative and Edyta Górniak Poland’s Eurovision 1994 act commented on the competing performances.
About Sara James
The gifted 13-year-old comes from Słubice. She has both Polish and Nigerian roots, inherited from her father. Sara is a very family person, so her passion for music comes from the comfort of her home. Her parents are Arleta Dancewicz and John James (musician known from, among others, the X-factor).
Currently, she attends the Primary School in Ośnie and also attends the 1st Level Music School in Słubice, where she learns to play the piano. Her vocal training workshop is taking place under the watchful eye of Edyta Kręgiel at the SMOK Cultural Center in Słubice. Her interests focus primarily on music, while Sara also enjoys dancing and cooking. Her signature dish is American pancakes. The young artist is also happy to share her achievements on Instragram, where she can be found most often.
Her career took off for good when she appeared in the fourth edition of The Voice Kids which she eventually won.
News Source: TVP