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Anna Kearney

Anna Kearney is 13 years old from Foxrock in County Dublin. A seasoned performer, she has already appeared on Broadway and at the National Concert Hall in Ireland.

Anna is not the first in her family to aspire towards the Eurovision. Her mum Eileen performed on the Eurovision stage with River Dance in 1994. She has twin brothers, and her whole family is very proud of her accomplishments; they were all in tears when she qualified for the Contest. Once in Poland, Anna looks forward to soaking up the atmosphere and giving appreciation for being able to perform on a beautiful stage in front of so many people.

Anna's song, Banshee, is about overcoming adversity and fear with the help of those who love us and how we can rely on our courage to help us through challenges in life. "The Banshee is an Irish mythological spirit which is said to appear when someone we know is close to death, in my song she is a symbol of our worst fears and adversity. We all have to face the Banshee from time to time and with courage and help from those who love us we can rise above. Love conquers all!"

Lyrics of Banshee

Táim thuas chomh h’ard
Tar liom ar mo dhroim
Is eitil siar
siar i d’aisling

Ar nós na hoíche
Eirím leis na realta
Ar nos na gaoithe
Táim dofheicte (fheicthe)

Tabhair dom do lámh
Ná bí scanraithe

Is mé do bhanríon is do rún searc
Beidh mé le do thaobh go síoraí
Ná bí scanraithe faoin mbean sí
Ná lig don ghrá seo…
Mo shíor ghrá, Is mo rún searc
Mo chapall dubh, táim i mo einín lách
Ná bí scanraíthe faoin mbean sí,
Ná lig don ghrá seo dul in éag…

Séideann an gaoth
Imíonn an stoirm
Banshee a dastraigh
Dastraigh go ciúin

Bí le mo thaobh, le mo thaobh, le mo thaobh
Is mé do bhanríon is do rún searc
Beidh mé le do thaobh go síoraí
Ná bí scanraíthe faoin mbean sí
Ná lig don ghrá seo dul in éag… dul in éag

Mo shíor ghrá, Is mo rún searc
Mo chapall dubh, táim i mo einín lách
Ná bí scanraíthe faoin mbean sí,
Ná lig don ghrá seo dul in éag…

Ná bí scanraíthe faoin mbean sí,
Ná lig don ghrá seo dul in éag
I’m up so high
Come with me
Flying back
Into your dreams

Like the night
I rise with the stars
Like the wind
I’m invisible

Give me your hand
Don’t be afraid

I am your queen and your secret
I’ll be by your side always
Don’t be afraid of the banshee
Don’t let the love fade away

My love and my secret
My black horse, I’m a loyal bird
Don’t be afraid of the banshee
Don’t let the love fade away

The wind blows
The storm leaves
A banshee that changed
Changed quietly

By my side, by my side, by my side
I am your queen and your secret
I’ll be by your side always
Don’t be afraid of the banshee
Don’t let the love fade away.. fade away

My love and my secret
My black horse, I’m a loyal bird
Don’t be afraid of the banshee
Don’t let the love fade away
Don’t be afraid of the banshee
Don’t let the love fade away