In this exclusive interview with ESCplus reporter Ifi, Kiana Blanckert shares her journey to Melodifestivalen 2023, calling it “honestly surreal and crazy.” Kiana is one of the youngest artists to ever participate in the competition, having just turned 16 on the day of her debut.
Kiana first caught the attention of the Swedish public when she competed on Talang in 2021, where she sang her way to a shared second place. In this interview, Kiana shares how the experience was for her and how it prepared her for Melodifestivalen.
Kiana’s passion for singing and dancing started at a young age, with her mother being a professional dancer. She has been taking dance classes since she was three, and has also performed in various stage productions, including playing the lead role in Pippi på Junibacken.
In addition to discussing her Melodifestivalen experience, Kiana also talks about her role in the musical Trollkarlen från Oz and how she balances both her singing and acting careers.
Don’t miss this exclusive interview with one of the most promising young talents in the Swedish music scene, as Kiana shares her thoughts on her journey to the Melodifestivalen final, her passion for performing, and what’s next for her career.