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Poland have won back-to-back Junior Eurovision Song Contest titles. One common thread in both their wins was the presence of singer-songwriter Lanberry, who co-wrote the winning songs “Anyone I Want to Be” and “Superhero”. A natural question arises: would the 32-year-old be willing to step to the mic and represent her country at Eurovision? Well she’s now told Polish web site Eurowizja.org that she’s open to the idea.

Shortly after the Junior Eurovision 2019 final, the web site put the question to her. She responded: “When it comes to representing Poland at Eurovision, I can definitely say one thing: I don’t say no. However, I do not know this year, but I will think about it.”

Lanberry is, of course, no stranger to Eurovision. In 2017 she entered Krajowe Eliminacje — the Polish National Final — with her song “Only Human”. It was the English translated version of her Polish Top 10 song “Piątek”.

The entry faced a lot of controversy. Eurovision rules state that no songs can be released prior to September 1 of the year before the contest. Lanberry’s participation raised a few eyebrows as the original version of “Piątek” had been released that August. Eventually, it was decided that she could still compete, but the song only managed sixth place.

Who is Polish singer Lanberry?

Lanberry — neé Małgorzata Uściłowska — started her music career posting covers of popular songs on Youtube. In 2013 she took part in season three of The Voice Poland, but didn’t pass the blind auditions. Lanberry fared much better when she entered season 4 of X-Factor Poland, managing to make it through to Judges Houses. She eventually fell at that hurdle. Though the X-Factor title wasn’t meant to be, after the show she signed with Universal Music Poland and gained her first number one in 2017 with “Gotowi na wszystko” (Ready for anything).

Lanberry then turned her skills to writing songs for Junior Eurovision. She co-wrote Poland’s Junior Eurovision 2018 winning song “Anyone I Want to Be” sung by Roksana Węgiel. And she wasn’t finished there. Just a year later Lanberry succeeded once again in the competition, co-penning Poland’s second Junior Eurovision winner in two years with “Superhero”  sung by Viki Gabor.

Lanberry is on a roll and she certainly knows how to write a killer Eurovision track!

Many Polish fans believe Lanberry has sealed her place in the Eurovision spotlight and she is destined to bring home the Eurovision crown for Poland for the first time.

Of course, one could argue that while Lanberry did co-write the lyrics to the two winning Junior Eurovision songs, she had no part in the creation of the music, nor did she sing. In that sense her biggest skill may well be writing lyrics and collaborating with winning songwriters. She did co-write two songs for Eurovision in 2018 — “Nie chcę Ciebie mniej” and”Błysk”, which placed sixth and seventh respectively in the Polish National Final.

Do you think Lanberry should sing for Poland next year in Rotterdam? If not her then who is your first choice? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Laurell Barker
1 year ago

LANBERRY IS THE S***!!!!! She is the most talented songwriter in Poland and an AMAZING ARTIST.

Karlan
Karlan
1 year ago

Man singer almost always better woman singer, I am convinced of this more and more…

Héctor
Héctor
1 year ago

I remember her from 2017 Polish NF. I kinda liked “Only Human”, but it isn’t something out of the box. Also, both “Anyone I Want To Be” and “Superhero” are more of the same. If they were in the adult contest, both songs would have been hyped by some eurofans, but then they would have failed in qualifying for the Grand Final. They really didn’t deserve to win the Junior. Though that’s another topic.

So, if you ask me, she could represent Poland but with a better song.

Esc1234
Esc1234
1 year ago

Poland proved that they can host a fantastic contest themselves. I really want them to win the adult contest, the jesc production was amazing

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

I want Margaret, Cleo or even this girl why not 🙂

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
1 year ago

Ok, first the song, then the name of the performer.
How come people don’t get it after all those years.

Those are not the times when a name is a guarantee of quality and success.
(#Sergey #Carola #DanaInt. #Kylie #MelC #Helena
#Eleni #Dima #Doda #Cleo #EdytaGórniak… )

Find a good song and then think who could sing it and present it on stage the best possible way (not excluding the composers themselves ofc)

Dawid
Dawid
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCJudge

Why does this comment get downvotes? He’s right. It’s SONG contest, right?

Dawidek
Dawidek
1 year ago

I m sure that Cleo’s « dom » will be the polish entry in Rotterdam.
Its now a question weeks to be announced : mark my words 😉

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 year ago
Reply to  Dawidek

It’s 4 minutes long, thus it doesn’t meet the requirements.

Mr Vanilla Bean
1 year ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

Plenty of Eurovision songs originated from longer versions.

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
1 year ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

Your comment is useless and dumm 🙂

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCJudge

(*I ment Skiwalko’s one)

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCJudge

Thank you very much for your opinion 🙂 I’m terribly sorry for posting dumb and useless comments on this website. It will not happen again, I promise.

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Why sing when she can write the polish song for 2020? If Poland won JESC twice because of her than I’m pretty sure they can win ESC too.

Mr Vanilla Bean
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex

You do know they can’t vote for themselves at Eurovision, right?

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex

she will win 3 times to. We all know that Poland has the BIGGEST majority of voters and audience in JESC. Its only the polish who say its false. EBU says its true and the rest of the world know its true. So she will never stop winning with songs she does. 7 million viewers dont lie.

Dawidek
Dawidek
1 year ago
Reply to  Rasmus

You seems very angry about it 🙂 spanish ??? Mouahaha

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago
Reply to  Dawidek

no. not angry. Polands audience is twice as big that watches then all the others together. so the online is really stupid when poland vote for themselfes and win every year. dont you?

Dawidek
Dawidek
1 year ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Just put the words in the right order then i will undestand and answer you ? … and stay cool …polish win is not the end of the world (well surely yours 😉 )

mescen
mescen
1 year ago
Reply to  Rasmus

If other countries don’t want Poland to win again, they can rather stop whining and send THE BEST SONG of the contest, like Poland did this year. Superhero was the most contemporary and catchy song of the contest, and it would have won no matter which country sent it. And I like the idea of online voting, even if it means the country with the highest viewership winning the whole thing. The idea is to ‘please as many people as possible’ with the winning song. If the Poles make up the majority of viewers, it’s only logical to please them… Read more »

Mr Vanilla Bean
1 year ago

Those lyrics hardly speak in favor of its author in terms of creativity. Just saying.

Olivia Jaroch
Olivia Jaroch
1 year ago

Alicja szemplinska should represent Poland. Her new song “Prawie My” Is a hit and she won the voice of Poland yesterday 🙂

Craxman4
1 year ago

Daria Reczek from The Voice would be awsome choice for ESC – Poland

Katariina
Katariina
1 year ago

Yes yes yes. This is what I’ve been saying.

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago
Reply to  Katariina

She will win 6 times. The polish will vote her songs to the win in JESC. Dont forget Poland ALWAYS win the online voting. ALWAYS.

Claudie
Claudie
1 year ago
Reply to  Rasmus

hahaha you’re funny ? did we win online voting in 2017?

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago
Reply to  Claudie

that year Poland didnt had the majority in the audience viewers. So no. NOW they do. This and last year they are bigger then any other so 6 wins will come. I pray EBU will end the online voting before 2020. This is facts by EBU so its 100% true Poland have taken over JESC now.

helloagain
helloagain
1 year ago

I loved “Only Human” but she was really poor live and didnt deserve to win the selection..

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

i don’t see the appeal in her. those two jesc songs are mediocre, and her nf song from 2017 was forgettable. but i guess she’s popular among poles ?

Dawid
Dawid
1 year ago

What’s with this photo? :O Nah, I’m not big fan of her songs. JESC songs you mentioned have great beat, rhythm, etc. Everything but lyrics. Lyrics are meh in english and bad in Polish. For me it’s “worse version of Margaret”. But hey, at least she’s better than Golec brothers xd Check out Dawid Podsiad?o, BOVSKA, Sylwia Grzeszczak, Ania D?browska, Brodka, Rosalie./Stendek, Natalia Nykiel, LemON and bunch of other people i cant remember now. Not that they would easily want to take part in ESC, especially after what happened to Margaret in 2016. Maybe BOVSKA and Rosalie./Stendek but still doubt… Read more »

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 year ago
Reply to  Dawid

I don’t get why so many fans mention BOVSKA. She had one great song and that’s sorta it. Now as you’ve said, most of these artists are unreachable (David would definitely do well at Eurovision, but he’s too big of a star already, and thus doesn’t really have any reason to compete). Realistically speaking I think they’ll either choose someone from the Opole Festival (cough, Ania Karwan, cough) or the Voice of Poland (maybe Alicja Szemplinska?). The other name that has been thrown around lately is Ralph Kaminski, and I think he’s pretty good as well. Well, you never know… Read more »

Dawid
Dawid
1 year ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

One great song is still better than bunch of meh songs. It says that she’s capable of delivering something really good. Unlike Lanberry. I believe Ania Karwan said she won’t do ESC. I’m affraid they will pick Marcin Sojka last minute.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 year ago
Reply to  Dawid

I believe Sojka said something similar, like “personally, I don’t want to go, but if TVP tells me to do that, I won’t refuse”. And well, if an artist didn’t come up with a song close to being on par with his or hers debut single during 4.5 years, there’s a slight chance that she or he is just a one-hit wonder.

I like food
I like food
1 year ago

Her song “Zagadka” is so good and I’d be happy to see her at Eurovision with a song like it. Overall I like most of her songs, but she should definitely stick to Polish as her songs in English don’t sound the best.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

I didn’t like her song in 2017.
Don’t think she’s done enough to be an internal selection considering the quality of other artists that Poland haven’t sent yet. Contributing to some lyrics doesn’t change that.