We got to chat with Jana right before the final. She didn’t speak English but luckily her team was on hand! Sadly for the Montenegro delegation they had many sound problems in the final and the earpiece of Jana was not working. They still managed a respectable performance though, enjoy the interview!
We had the chance to interview Kamila from San Marino. Find out about her Junior Eurovision experience, what she’d do if she were invisible, her funniest moment of the week and hear her sing Polina Gagarina’s Eurovision song!
We’ve been doing some interviews today, we’re very busy but we’ve had time to upload our interview with Lena from Serbia. She didn’t speak English so there is a translated answer after she speaks. She came across as really cute and much younger than she does on stage with her powerful presence.
Happy Monday, here’s an interview with Lina from Slovenia!
Hi Lina! How do you feel about the upcoming contest, not long to go! Are you nervous, or just excited
I am nervousciting! Well, which means both nervous and excited! I hope that I will have a good experience in Sofia!
Last year Ula was Slovenia’s first ever representative in JESC. You both have the same songwriters, is this true (Raay)? How close are you, has she given you any advice?
Well I partly and Maraaya partly wrote the music.. the text is writen by me (with a bit of mom help and of course Maraaya)
Yes! Ula and me know each other since I was 5 years old! She is very kind and nice! She gave me a few advices, but I will tell you just one 😉 let other stay hiden. So she said: Don’t bring any lucky charms with you. If you lose them, your performance won’t be as good as it needed to be.
Next up in our 2015 interview series is Misha Smirnov from Russia!
Hello Misha! Thanks for talking to us. Can you tell us what you like to do, besides singing of course.
M: In addition to singing, I act in musical theater. Jim Hawkins in the play “Treasury Island” is one of my roles. Also I write poetry, play football and I am keen on shooting and editing my own mini-videos. I even have my own channel (vlog) on YouTube.
How did you feel when you realised you won the Russian national final? Which was your favourite song (besides yours of course)?
M: Honestly I could not even imagine that! Before the announcement of the results I had been sitting and discussing with my dad what soccer matches we attend the next month. And then suddenly … I had heard that the jury gave me 12 points! And I became a winner! It was very unexpected!
I very like song of Eden Golan «Amazing». https://youtu.be/02AUtn0B8OI
Our next interview is with Mishela Rapo from Albania, read on!
Hi Mishela, first can you tell us a bit about yourself, what are your hobbies?
My music career started when I was eight years old. I’ve been performing in many different stages so far, including national and international, for example in Turkey, Australia, and Albania. I’d like to see my road so far in two different aspects: “Gjeniu i vogël”, as talent show where I reached the final. Then, I grew up in many other stages, always bringing something new, enriching the kids’ song repertory by participating in children festivals. My hobbies include singing, playing guitar and piano, learning foreign languages, etc.
Our second interview of the year is with Jana Mirkovic, who will be Montenegro’s 2nd representative in the contest with her song ‘Oluja’. Here it is!
Hi Jana, congratulations on being selected to represent Montenegro in Sofia. How do you feel about the upcoming contest?
Hi! Thank you so much! I feel great and very thankful for this opportunity RTCG gave me. This is a huge project and lot of work to do. I am very excited and can’t wait to arrive in Sofia and meet all the people from different countries.
How did you get selected for JESC, whose idea was it?
RTCG invited me and asked if I want to represent Montenegro in JESC. I am into singing since a young age and I attended dancing and ballet school and did some TV shows for children’s programs. So people from here know me and my desire to be on the stage. This is second time for Montenegro to participate in JESC and I hope not the last. JESC is great opportunity for new generations to send a message and unite through music.
We’re happy to kick off our 2015 interviews with the two cheerful girls from Macedonia – Magdalena & Ivana!
Hello Magdalena & Ivana, well done on being selected to represent Macedonia in Sofia. How do you feel about the upcoming contest?
M – I feel excited, a lot. It’s going to be a big opportunity for me and it’s going to be the biggest contest I’ve ever been a part of. So it’s a really big deal for me. But anyways were going to do our best in Sofia.
I – I am feeling so exited and happy. I can’t believe that we have just 1 month till the big eurovision scene. We are working so hard for 21st of November.
There is always a lot of excitement about the host entry, but this year the excitement is through the roof! That’s why we were delighted to talk to the one and only Federica Falzon! She told us about her rise to fame, the Italian tv show ‘Tu lascio una canzone’, her love for country music (with a little treat there!) and her relationship with Gaia! It was a very relaxed interview and she was very professional! We didn’t get her to sing Diamonds, but if you’re a fan of Swedish Eurovision music, give a quick listen to see what she sang! We can see a very bright future for her, one that shines as bright as a.. diamond!
Yesterday we managed to sneak into the interview booth with Maša & Lejla from Montenegro! They might seem reserved and quiet in some videos, but they are actually really outgoing and sweet! Their second rehearsal went a lot better and they felt the same thing as well. And quiet as they may seem, they do like some partying as they told us… Listen until the end for a very nice accapella rendition of Budi dijete na jedan dan!