Ahead of this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Eurovoix has had the opportunity to talk with Ala Tracz. Ala will be representing the host country, Poland, at the contest.
What does your song “I’ll Be Standing” mean to you?
“I’ll Be Standing” is a song about the power of dreams, about how you should never give up, although things might go wrong. You must overcome your weaknesses, and then success will come and dreams will come true.
You’ve participated in many competitions in the past, including The Voice Kids. How has this prepared you for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest?
Junior Eurovision preparations are in full swing. I have vocal training sessions, choreography rehearsals as well as English classes. I also give lots of interviews.
Is there any extra pressure from representing not just the host country, but also the country that has won the past two contests?
Taking part in Eurovision is a very intense experience, but I do not feel any unusual pressure. I am very happy to represent Poland. I am doing my best to prepare for the show. In the finale I will sing my heart out. I hope you will like it. The rest is not up to me, but to the audiences and jurors.
Unfortunately, fans from around the world won’t be able to come to Poland for this year’s contest. When we all can travel again, where do you recommend visiting in Poland?
Poland is a beautiful country. There are many great places to see. I love mountains and in my opinion Zakopane in the Tatra mountains is a fantastic place. I also recommend Kraków and Warsaw, our capital.
What do you enjoy doing besides singing?
I love dancing, drawing, cycling and riding on my electric board. I also love rope climbing and horse riding.
Who is your idol, and what would you say to them if you had the chance to meet them?
My favourite singer is Ariana Grande. If I could meet her, I would tell her that my dream is to sing a duo with her.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
A sensitive animal lover.
We would like to thank Ala for her time, and wish her the best of luck at the contest.
Who is Ala Tracz?
Ten-year-old Ala Tracz is from the small town of Stojeszyn Pierwszy. Alicja is no stranger to competitions, having represented Poland in competitions in Bulgaria, Italy, and Malta. In May 2019, she released her debut single together with her sister and most recently participated in The Voice Kids in Poland.
Poland participated in the first Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003. After two consecutive last-place finishes, they withdrew from the contest and did not return until 2016. From there on, Poland’s fortunes in the contest reversed resulting in Roksana Węgiel winning in 2018 with “Anyone I Want to Be”. In 2019, the contest was hosted in the Polish city of Gliwice. Viki Gabor won on home ground with “Superhero”, giving Poland a second consecutive victory.