Poland — coming off the back of hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for two years in a row — is sending a reality TV veteran to Paris this year. The winner of The Voice Kids in Poland, Sara James is set to represent the country with the upbeat pop song “Somebody”.

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Poland in Junior Eurovision 2021: Sara James with “Somebody”

Polish broadcaster TVP hosted a national selection Szansa na sukces to find its Junior Eurovision participant and song for 2021. Sara James, a musician hailing from Ośnie Lubuskie on the Poland-Germany border, won the national final on 26 September 2021.

Playing the piano since the age of 6, Sara James has been developing her vocal talents for the last four years at the Słubice Municipal Cultural Center. When not honing her talents, Sara James is showcasing them on national television, participating in the National Film Song Competition in Poznań and winning The Voice Kids Poland in early 2021. She wowed the judges with covers including Demi Lovato’s “Anyone” and “Husavik (My Home Town)”, from the film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.

What do the “Somebody” lyrics mean?

“Somebody” is an upbeat pop track with lyrics and music by Dominik Buczkowski-Wojtaszek and Patryk Kumór (who composed both the JESC 2018 winning song “Anyone I Want to Be” and Poland’s 2020 Eurovision entry “Empires”); Tom Martin (composer of JESC 2017 winner Roxie’s follow up single “Half of My Heart”) and music producer Jan Bielecki.

The song’s lyrics talk about patience, commitment and letting those around you know that they are worth it, even when things may seem hard. “Somebody” is a song about empowerment through dark times, knowing your support network, and being there for others.

“Somebody” lyrics — Sara James (Poland JESC 2021)

Written and composed by: Tom Martin, Patryk Kumór, Dominic Buczkowski-Wojtaszek, Jan Bielecki

Polish text

English Translation

We’re caught in
Dark nights in the silence
Drowning in the deep end
Calling to the sky
Too many times
As roses
Can grow beneath a pavement
I’d swim a hundred oceans
You’ll never walk alone
I’ll be there

Nikt nie będzie czuł się sam
W ramionach utuli nas ten dobry świat
Ponad tym, co budzi strach
Ja czekam na ciebie
i jestem

Proszę, usłysz mój głos
Zaczekam
Noc zamieni się z dniem
Ja czekam
Na ciebie warto, to wiem
Poczekam

Teraz żeglujemy w przyszłość
Mamy w sobie miłość
Która burzy mur gorzkich słów
Co będzie,
Czy to jeszcze ważne?
Prawda nas odnajdzie
I poprowadzi tam, gdzie nigdy już

When your heart’s too heavy to hold
And you can’t find the words to tell me
I’d run every mile between us now
Just to let you know somebody’s waiting

Somebody’s waiting for you
I’m waiting
I’m waiting for you
I’m waiting
Somebody’s waiting for you
I’m waiting

Time goes by
Don’t be afraid anyway
I know what is bad will pass
Sometime someone
Same as us
He told me
That anything is possible
Oooo-ooo-oo-ooo
Oooo-ooo-oo-ooo
Please hear my voice
I’ll wait
The night will turn into the day
I’m waiting
You’re worth it, I know that
I will wait
Somebody’s waiting for you

We’re caught in
Dark nights in the silence
Drowning in the deep end
Calling to the sky
Too many times
As roses
Can grow beneath a pavement
I’d swim a hundred oceans
You’ll never walk alone
I’ll be there

Nobody will feel alone
This good world will hold us in her arms
Beyond what inspires fear
I am waiting for you
and I am

Please hear my voice
I’ll wait
The night will turn into the day
I’m waiting
You’re worth it, I know that
I will wait

Now we’re sailing into the future
We have love in us
Which breaks down the wall of bitter words
What’s going to be,
Is it still important?
The truth will find us
And it will lead where never again

When your heart’s too heavy to hold
And you can’t find the words to tell me
I’d run every mile between us now
Just to let you know somebody’s waiting

Somebody’s waiting for you
I’m waiting
I’m waiting for you
I’m waiting
Somebody’s waiting for you
I’m waiting

Time goes by
Don’t be afraid anyway
I know what is bad will pass
Sometime someone
Same as us
He told me
That anything is possible
Oooo-ooo-oo-ooo
Oooo-ooo-oo-ooo
Please hear my voice
I’ll wait
The night will turn into the day
I’m waiting
You’re worth it, I know that
I will wait
Somebody’s waiting for you

What do you think of “Somebody”? Will Poland be able to get its third victory in the Junior Contest? Let us know below.

 
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Kinga
Kinga
11 months ago

4th year in a row Poland sends a fantastic song (yes, Poland 2020 was my personal 3rd place). I live everything aboutvthis song. My nr 2 rhis year.

ArvinRoido Atienza
ArvinRoido Atienza
11 months ago

Sounds kinda a mash-up of Soldiers of Love and Someone You Love, but this is actually another great entry form Poland

lisa thompson
lisa thompson
11 months ago

Italy, Ukraine Russia, and Armenia this year. Good luck to all.

Brit-bit
Brit-bit
11 months ago

Hey gurls, this song is really good and Sara’s voice it’s amazing! Good luck Poland!

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
11 months ago

I like the song but for me it’s not a winner, It is in the same style as the winning songs from Roksana W?giel and Viki Gabor, I like to hear songs in a different style and not always the same.

Jack
Jack
11 months ago

Poland really do know how to do Junior Eurovision right. I love her voice and stage presence, in fact she probably has one of the best voices of the competition this year so the juries are going to rank this very high. I do find the song a bit too generic though so still not certain if it’s a winner but with good staging it should come top 5 for sure, if not even higher. Good luck Poland!

Poju90
Poju90
11 months ago

This is one is my personal number 2. I Hope that Sara Slays.

Kinga
Kinga
11 months ago
Reply to  Poju90

Mine too!

Luk
Luk
11 months ago

Good luck Poland
Sarsa is the Best

Pastora Soler
Pastora Soler
11 months ago

It’s a nice song and she has a beautiful voice. Probably top3. I wish Poland with the same level in Eurovision…

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
11 months ago

This is a pitch perfect Eurovision production that has quite generic music. It reminds me a little of “X My Heart” (Azerbaijan 2018) from the main contest. The challenge will be to replicate the magic of the video with the magic of a live performance. Best of luck. 🙂
(See, I can take JESC seriously if I want to!)

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
11 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Just to be clear: I like generic Eurovision music videos. 🙂

Last edited 11 months ago by Purple Mask
Tom
Tom
11 months ago

Definitely the best song this year

Lollipopmonster
Lollipopmonster
11 months ago
Reply to  Tom

mmmmmmmh, I think Armenia, Albania, North-Macedonia, France, Italy and Russia are super strong too.

Last edited 11 months ago by Lollipopmonster
Tom
Tom
11 months ago

Yes they are i agree. It is a very strong Year overall but this one stands out for me. I think Georgia will do very well too.

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
11 months ago

It’s so baffling to me that Poland can win JESC twice in a row and send songs like these, but can’t send anything above average to regular ESC.

Dawid
Dawid
11 months ago

ABOVE average? That’s really optimistic xd something average would be quite refreshing

Joe
Joe
11 months ago

The production and her voice are great, but I don’t think it’s the winner a lot of fans seem to think it is.

Lollipopmonster
Lollipopmonster
11 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Top 5 for 100 % – maybe TOP 3 …..but I don’t see this as a winner. My winner comes from Armenia or Italy this year.

Tom
Tom
11 months ago

Armenia is overrated. I don’t think juries find this type of song appropriate for 12 year old girl.

Aeria
Aeria
11 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Finally someone agrees. The song goes literally nowhere.

Joe
Joe
11 months ago

Italy just might take it. Their song is original and strong. Stands out from the rest.

Aeria
Aeria
11 months ago

It’s a good song but not a winner

sam
sam
11 months ago

this feels more like a JESC theme song rather than an actual entry but i still really enjoy it and sara is probably the most charismatic performer this year