With Junior Eurovision 2015 right around the corner, Slovenia’s Lina Kuduzovic is busy perfecting her performance. The “Prva ljubezen” singer has emerged as a front-runner and a fan favorite, but, as you can see in our interview below, she’s got her feet firmly on the ground. Ready to meet little Lina? Let’s do this…
We are really excited to see you in Sofia! How do you keep yourself busy when you aren’t on stage?
I like to dance, draw, play video games, and, of course, sing! I have tons of hobbies, singing being one of many!
How long have you been singing and how did you get started?
I kind of started to when I was three and a half, but then at age five my mom realized that I can remember lyrics and music and sing really well, so we started from there.
You competed in Slovenija ima talent (Slovenia’s Got Talent) several years ago, beating Maja Keuc (Eurovision 2011) in the process. What was it like being the first winner of the show?
Well, actually, I myself voted for Maja and didn’t expect to win. The feeling was splendid! But now when I go to Junior Eurovision, it will be an amazing experience. I just can’t wait to meet all the other singers!
Why did you want to compete in Mini EMA?
I really love to sing and I love being on stage. So I said to myself, “If I would win Mini EMA, which I didn’t expect to, I could sing in front of Europe and a large audience on the big stage!”
What is the story behind your entry “Prva ljubezen”?
Two people are secretly in love, but neither know whether their love for each other is requited by the other. It’s a big mystery!
Both you and last year’s Slovene singer Ula Lozar work with Maraaya (“Nisi sam”, “Prva Ljubezen”, “Here for You”). Have the two of you met, and if so, has Ula given you any advice for Junior Eurovision?
Yes! Actually, Ula and I have known each other since I was 5 years old. She is so kind and funny! She warned me to not bring any lucky charms like she did last year, because if I were to lose it, I would lose my luck and motivation.
Before you go, do you have a message for your fans?
Stay who you are no matter what. Don’t let anyone or anything change you.. why? Because there is only one you!