The Cutfather has revealed that “Anyone I Want To Be” had been offered to Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora before being selected to represent Poland at Junior Eurovision.
Speaking to the Danish national broadcaster, the Cutfather has revealed that “Anyone I Want To Be” had been waiting around for five years before being selected to represent Poland at Junior Eurovision.
The Cutfather says that he was informed that the song had been submitted to TVP for Junior Eurovision a number of months ago when he was contacted by a music company who had been working with one of the other songwriters.He explained that;
I had actually forgotten about that song. We agreed that they should use the song, and since then I have not heard more from them. But when I saw the statement yesterday with the words ‘Junior Eurovision’, a bell suddenly rang.
The song had never been intended to a Eurovision entry and had instead been written at least four years ago for commercial release;
The song has probably been in the drawer for four to five years, waiting for the right artist. There have actually been several major international artists who have been interested in it, but it has never been possible to get it off. I know that Iggy Azalea has been working with it, and Rita Ora was also very interested in the song
The Cutfather sent his congratulations to Roksana for winning with the song, he added that “she did it very well especially in relation to her age”. Roksana Węgiel from Poland won with the song “Anyone I Want to Be”. She scored a total of 215 points beating runner up France by a total of 12 points. Poland came 7th in the jury vote with 79 points, but topped the online vote with 136 points.