Nina Sublatti threw it down during her first rehearsal at Eurovision 2015. She was all feathers and strength as she stood on stage belting out her song “Warrior”. An hour later she caught up with wiwiblogger William Lee Adams to discuss music, fashion, her backing vocalists, her doggy Azaela and revamping her song with legendary Swedish songwriter Thomas G:son.
She says the process of revamping the song was definitely collaborative. “That wasn’t weird because me and Thomas were sending emails all day,” she says “He was like, ‘I like that.’ I was like ‘I don’t!’ I’m happy that we created that together. Now I think it sounds more Eurovision than before.”
Nina only met her backing vocalists yesterday, but so far she is pleased with the results. “I’m really excited because they are great singers,” she says. “‘Warrior’ is a hard song to sing, it can be hard even for me.”
But it isn’t hard for her to be original — she oozes style and edge. “I love to design clothes,” she says. “Sometimes I’m Gothic. Sometimes I’m not pretty. Sometimes I’m pretty.”
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