Last year, a star was born at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Roksana Węgiel — aka “Roxie” — brought home the Junior Eurovision crown for Poland for the first time.
Since then, her stock has grown so much that she won the MTV EMA title for best Polish Artist. Now she has hit us with not just one but three new tracks. “Potrafisz”, “Half of My Heart” and “MVP” — the last of which is the interval song for this year’s contest in Gliwice. With Junior Eurovision taking place on Sunday, it’s the perfect time to check out what our current champion has been up to.
New Music fromRoksana Węgiel / Roxie
“Potrafisz” (You Can)
Sung completely in Polish “Potrafisz” is the song we all need from time to time. It’s upbeat pop full of positivity and hope, encouraging us all to pull ourselves together, forget the past, ignore negative thoughts and never say that something is impossible.
Choć sił brakuje
Złe myśli atakują
Nie mów, że nie da się tak
Weź się w garść – wiem, że potrafisz
Though there’s not enough power,
evil thoughts attack,
don’t say that it’s impossible.
Pull yourself together. I know that you can.
In an age of social media — where everything is filtered and people frequently mask their true selves — Roxie tells it how it is and asks us to embrace and celebrate who we are and what we have.
Już nie mów, że nie da się tak
Celebrować swój najlepszy czas
Nic nie udawaj
Bądź sobą i bierz – wszystko co dobre
Stop saying that it’s impossible
to celebrate your best time.
Don’t fake anything.
Be yourself and take all that’s good.
“Half of My Heart”
Sometimes someone comes into our lives and we just don’t know what has hit us. This is the case with Roxie’s ballad with a beat “Half of my Heart”. Sung completely in English, Roxie is battling with her heart when someone special arrives in her life. Questioning everything, the Polish champ asks herself why this person has taken hold of her heart.
I’ve never really met
Never really met somebody like you
Is it just the way you talk
Or am I cursed with what I choose
It’s not about the compliments
You’re putting my way lately
It’s something that you’re doing baby
That gets me off my feet
I blame myself
Cause there’s somebody else I’m feeling
Half of my heart
If there’s a song that proves this girl has global star quality – this is it. An Ariana Grande style number with an international sound, “MVP” has already smashed one million views on YouTube and it’s not hard to see why. Roxie oozes confidence in “MVP” — nothing fazes her. If Roxie wants you, she will let you know, otherwise she is just going to crack on with no worries and keeping it real. You can call her names but this girl is just ice cool and she ain’t gonna be somebody else.
I am out playing in the field
I don’t need something real
But I always keep it real for myself for myself
You already know the deal yeah
So call me crazy call me Heartless
I ain’t got to be somebody else somebody else
I know plenty of guys who do this
I’m not tryna be somebody else somebody else
Roxie does not need anyone but herself to be happy. She knows the value of self-worth and teaches us all to appreciate yourself so you can feel free and be your own MVP.
Roxie is wise beyond her years at only the age of 14 – This girl is a star!
I am so free, yeah
I am so feeling me
I am so feeling me
Which is your favourite of the three songs? Tell us in the comments section below.