Lina Kuduzović: “I have something in mind for the performance, maybe some lights…” (Interview – Slovenia at JESC 2015)

Our next interview is coming from the talented Slovenian singer Lina Kuduzović!

Check what she has told us below:

Hello Lina! First of all, congratulations on having been selected to represent Slovenia at Junior Eurovision 2015!

E+: How did you feel when you were named the winner of MINI EMA? Did you expect such an awesome ending?

Honestly, I didn’t expect to win! I felt amazing! I was really happy! The night of the victory… well, I couldn’t believe that I was going to fly to Bulgaria!

E+: Tell us what your song is about. What is the thing you like the most of “Prva Ljubezen” (First Love)?

My song is about two persons who are secretly in Love, but they don’t know if he loves her or if she loves him! Actually, I like everything about my Song.

E+: You wrote the song together with Maraaya, who represented Slovenia at Eurovision 2015. What were your feelings when they asked you to compete at MINI EMA with a song composed by them? How did you experience the composition procedure?

I was surprised and of course I agreed!

E+: We know that you recently met Ula Lozar, the first Slovenian representative at Junior Eurovision. You had previously performed together when you were little. Has she given you any advice?

Yes she gave me an advice… She said: “Don’t bring any luck charms with you. If you lose them, you are going to be unlucky!” 🙂

E+: A few days ago, you released an official video for your song “Prva Ljubezen”. How was the shooting of the video? Can you tell us any funny anecdote?

The shooting was really much fun! We filmed the whole day, but It was worth it. Funny anecdote: we had a dog on the filming which suddenly jumped in front of the camera! 🙂 It was really funny!

E+: It is too soon maybe, but have you already decided about how your stage performance will look like?

Yes, I have something in mind, but it is not finished yet. Maybe some lights and stuff like that.

E+: What do you expect from the upcoming experience at Junior Eurovision? What do you think it will mean for your musical career?

I’m looking forward to meet new singers/artists, and of course a lot of fun! 🙂 It’s a step forward for me!

E+: Do you usually watch the senior Eurovision? Would you like to take part in the future?

Yes, I do watch Eurovision and I would really like to take a part in the future! That is one of my dreams!

E+: If you had to choose a Slovenian act to compete at the senior Eurovision, what would be your choice? How about a Swiss one?

If I had to choose, I would send Maja Keuc again! She is an amazing singer and also I know her personally, because we both took part at the same edition of Slovenia’s Got Talent and we got to know each other! We both reached the final stage and she got the 2nd place! At that time I voted for her… she was really the best!

If I had to choose for Switzerland, I would choose Sebalter or Mélanie René.

E+: When you were 7 years old, you became the winner of the Slovenian edition of “Got Talent”. This year, you made it to the finals of the Swiss edition. Which memories do you keep from these experiences?

When I was at Slovenia’s Got Talent it was like a fairytale to me… What fixed in my memory was the big stage and the big audience! I felt like a little girl in a big castle 😛

About the Swiss Talent… Well, everything was quite different. I was older and when I was on stage I felt butterflies.

E+: Tell us more about yourself, your favourite music style, favourite school subject, hobbies, musical career….

I am a 12-year-old girl born in Slovenia. I started singing when I was 3 years old and the song that I sang was My Humps! In 2013, we moved to Switzerland, where I needed to start everything from beginning (school, language, friends, new environment, etc…).

My music style is often beat songs… My favourites at the moment are: “How deep is your love”, “Stole the show”, “See you again”, “Want to want me”, “Ain’t nobody loves me better”, “Don’t worry”, “Waiting for love”, etc.
My favourite school subjects are: Singing (of course), Maths, Sport, DIYs and sometimes German.
My hobbies are: Singing, dancing, drawing, playing games, ice-skating, etc…

E+: What do you feel while singing on stage? Do you have any lucky charm you carry during your performances?

When I am on stage, I firstly feel scared, but when I start to sing, everything is fine and I feel like at home! No, I don’t have any lucky charms.

E+: If you had the chance, which singer would you choose to sing in a duet with?

I would choose to sing with Beyoncé! I love her voice, performances and style. Maybe someday 🙂

E+: Can you send a message for our readers and Junior Eurovision fans?

Be who you are and try to find the best of you. Be happy and try to enjoy every moment of your life, like I do! If you find yourself in my song, vote for me :). Thanks everyone for the support.

Thank you very much for your time and see you in Sofia!

Lina will represent Slovenia at Junior Eurovision 2015 with the song “Prva Ljubezen” after winning MINI EMA:




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