Poland won the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest on Nov. 24, this time thanks to 12-year-old Wiktoria “Viki” Gabor and her song “Superhero”.
This is Poland’s second victory in a row and the first time in the contest’s history that the same country had back-to-back wins.
Due to Roksana Węgiel’s victory in 2018, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 was held in Gliwice in southern Poland. In this year’s edition, another Pole won the competition. Gabor, who came out on top out with her song “Superhero” faced competition from 19 other participants
Although Kazakhstan won the jury’s vote, the viewers voted overwhelmingly in favor of Gabor’s song.
The winner of #JESC2019 is POLAND!
— Junior Eurovision (@EurovisionJr) November 24, 2019
Gabor sang “Superhero” in two languages, both Polish and English, on her path to victory.
Gabor was bornin Germany on July 24, 2007, and despite being raised in the UK, she now lives in Kraków. She also has Roma roots and her entire family has a musical background. Gabor also collaborates with her family, including writing songs with her older sister Melisa.
Gabor started her education in the United Kingdom, which is why she speaks fluent English. She shows off her language skills in both her debut song “Time” and the Eurovision song “Superhero”.
Gabor worked on “Superhero” with the music stars Patryk Kumór and Lanberry, a musical team that also composed the hit song “Anyone I Want to Be”, which helped Roksana Węgiel win the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2018.
President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki congratulated Gabor on her success on Twitter.
Last year’s Junior Eurovision in Belarus was also won by Poland’s Roksana Węgiel. Węgiel won the contest after performing her song “Anyone I Want To Be”.
Both Węgiel and Gabor launched their careers by performing on the “The Voice Kids” talent show.