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Jana Mirković: “My song Oluja is song about love so we should all respect and love each other” (Interview – Montenegro at JESC 2015)

Today, we bring another interview for all the fans of Junior Eurovision. We have talked to the Montenegrin hopeful Jana Mirković who will be singing “Oluja” (Storm) in Sofia:

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

Thank you Belén! <3

E+: How did you become the Montenegrin entrant at Junior Eurovision? Did RTCG ask you or you sent the proposal to the broadcaster?

RTCG invited me to represent them and Montenegro in JESC 2015. That is one of my biggest dreams and I was very happy to confirm the participation. This is the second time for Montenegro to be in Junior Eurovision, after last year’s Masa and Lejla performance.

E+: What did your friends say when you told them you were going to represent Montenegro at Junior Eurovision?

They were very happy! I feel grateful to have them because honest support is something that we all need, especially when I am into a huge project and very important in my music career, such as Junior Eurovision. My family is also here for me and plus team behind me, who helps me to this best as I can.

E+: Tell us what your song is about. What is the thing you like the most of “Oluja” (Storm)?

Oluja is a song about love and positive emotions. Young person can bring the energy, strength and love strong as storm.

E+: Your song is composed by the team behind the Eurovision 2007 winning entry “Molitva”. What does it mean for you? How was it the experience working with those talented composers?

The song was produced by Vladimir Graic Graja, who was the winning composer of Molitva by Marija Serifovic. Graja is one of the greatest composer and producers in Serbia, who did many hits and it’s such an honor to be working with him. The recording in his studio in Belgrade was easy and fast. He knows his job so good, so I have full trust in his work. My song is composed by Mirsad Serhatlic, who is very famous in Montenegro and lyrics are written by me and Boban Novovic.

E+: Your song was presented together with the official video. How was the shooting of the clip? Was there any funny anecdote?

We needed to delay the filming of music video for a couple of days, because we needed sunny weather for outdoor scenes and the days back then were only rainy and so cold, I was freezing. There was also and lot of fog up in Njegusi, so we caught one sunny day. It was very exciting; the directing crew was the one behind the Montenegrin TV 777 and they had great ideas, we wanted to combine modern things and tradition of Montenegro through costumes and locations. We did scenes in Njegusi, which is the town of old dynasty of Montenegro, Petrovici, and scenes in Budva, which is coastal city. We filmed in an old town encircled with stone walls and at the beach there. It was funny to film, because people around were looking at us. In some scenes, there are girls dancing, dressed in a costume of majorettes, which is a Montenegrin tradition because of the annual carnivals. It’s a positive story, full of love and good vibe.

E+: Can you reveal us anything about how your stage performance will look like? How about the costume?

My costume is made by fashion designer from Cetinje city, Ivana Murisc and choreography is done by Milica Cerovic, from Belgrade. I have great team behind and I love the work they did for me. But you will have to wait until Sofia to reveal it 🙂 .

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

It will defiantly mark my children music career. This will be a new experience I will keep forever and I want to enjoy it. I always had a dream about performing in front of many people. I want to do my performance the best as I can. This is a unique feeling, I am representing not only myself, also my country Montenegro and many people who are involved in this project. I am looking forward to sharing with European youth good energy.

E+: Do you usually watch the senior Eurovision? Do you see yourself in the competition in the future?

Senior and Junior Eurovision are my favorite TV shows. I watch them every year and now I am part of it. Can you imagine the feeling? 🙂 . I can see myself there as well, but all in the right time.

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

I love Eurovision the winner Måns Zelmerlöw!, and Greek singer Helena Paparizou.. I listen to regional pop music and mainstream. I love Sergej Cetkovic and Nenad Knezevic Knez, who represented Montenegro in Eurovision 2014 and 2015, and also gave me support for this event! Moreover, Jennifer Lopez and Barbara Streisand are my favorite female vocals.

I am in the first grade of Podgorica’s gymnasium, studying sciences. I adore anything that has to do with maths, chemistry and physics! Is it weird for a girl? 😛 . When I have free time, which is rare lately because of JESC preparations, I love going to the Montenegrin seaside, just to sit next to the coast and enjoy the beautiful smell of the sea 🙂 . I love spending time with my family and friends, who are very supportive and I am blessed to have them next to me.

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

I am trying to concentrate on breathing and be focused. At the same time, I enjoy every moment on stage, because music is part of me. Whenever I sing, my goal is to share energy and message through music and to connect with the audience in front. Music is powerful, honest and deep and unites us all. That’s why I love Eurovision. It connects all the Europe (and Australia 😉 ) No matter our race, religion.., we are all people there. That’s how it should be in everyday’s life.

E+: If you could be invisible for a day what would you do?

If I could be invisible, I would love to make every child happy, feed homeless people and make world live in peace.

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

My song Oluja is song about love so we should all respect and love each other. Love is beautiful and you don’t need much to be happy 🙂 .

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

15-year-old Jana Mirković will represent Montenegro at Junior Eurovision 2015 after being internally selected by RTCG.

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