We talked about Lerika in our latest edition of the Wiwi Roundup, but we love her too much not to talk about her again! Now that the Czech Republic is back in the running for Eurovision 2015, we are super excited to hear who the bigwigs in Prague will pick for Vienna. We’ve already suggested six artists, but Lerika needs to be added to that list. Her awesome voice and style are totally worthy of the Eurovision stage!
Wait, isn’t Lerika Moldovan? Or Russian?
Lerika’s nationality is a little confusing, so let’s clear this up. She was born in Olomouc, a mid-sized city in the eastern part of the Czech Republic. However, she moved to Moldova at “a young age” to be closer to her grandma. Then, after her first appearance in JESC, she moved to Russia and became a national there.
So Lerika is Czech, in a sense. But isn’t she still, like, thirteen?
Nope! She’s actually fifteen as of now, but her April birthday will make her sixteen by the May deadline. In fact, she’s exactly a week older than Anita Simoncini, one half of San Marino’s duo for Vienna.
Okay, she’s Czech and old enough. But why her?
The most obvious answer is so that we can avoid this happening again:
But seriously, have y’all heard this girl? As our blogger and editor-in-chief William says, “Lerika is a woman in a sea of girls!”
She’s also extremely versatile. She can belt a ballad, too!
And she can rock it live! Check out this medley, which includes a cover of Sanna Nielsen’s “Undo“.
Do you think Lerika should sing for the Czech Republic?
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Credits: Andres Putting (EBU), Elke Roels (EBU)