Back in February she fought off competition from nine other acts at EMA to win Slovenia’s ticket to Eurovision 2016.

And now ManuElla is ready to bring Nashville flair to Stockholm with her country-pop number “Blue and Red”. 

Despite a busy schedule, which involves running on a treadmill and singing at the same time, ManuElla took time out to catch up with wiwibloggs last week.

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The Slovenian stunner explains that the song is based on a difficult relationship from her past.

“I was so blindly in love that I didn’t realise I wasn’t happy,” she says. “He tried to change me and manipulate me.”

The colours in the song title refer to the moods she experienced while with him.

“One is blue — and it’s the sad one, it describes bad moments in our relationship. And the other is red — the colour of love and happiness that I felt in this story. At the end I don’t care for these two situations. I choose only the red one for me, but he can stay blue if he wants to.”

Interview with Slovenia’s ManuElla

And what about the big costume change toward the end of the song, when she transforms from white sailor to glorious red sequin diva?

“I wanted to show that I’m changed and released at the end, and somehow it worked on the EMA stage.”

Although she’s flattered by comparisons to Carrie Underwood and her song “Something in the Water”, she’s less impressed with the suggestion that she copied anyone. “Blue and Red” is most definitely original material.

“I would never copy a song…I am a very imaginative person and I have my own taste for music.”

She also explains that the songs occupy the same pop-rock genre, which is defined by a certain range of chords and instrumentation.

Are you loving ManuElla as much as we are? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Matt
Matt
4 years ago

guys, can I just say one thing. I don’t think you help artists by writing things like: “about the big costume change toward the end of the song” It would be nice to actually tell her costume changes are way too 90’s and will not help her with juries and televotes, no matter how much you guys like these things…

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

Too Taylor-Swift-Country-Red-album for my taste … and at this stage I am sick and tired of anything resembling Taylor Swift … arghhh

simillarco
simillarco
4 years ago

Croatia song is also so simillar for me with Zara Larsson – Uncover like slovenian song with song of Carrie.

ct_greece
ct_greece
4 years ago

I like her song and I think she will surprise a lot of people by qualifying. However I wish this social-media whoring of eurovision stars and their dogs has to stop at some point. Guess what, I don’t care about their pets. Another terrible legacy of Mans…

DenizNL
DenizNL
4 years ago

I agree with Gav. Some people here really feel the need to be asses towards other people.

What can Manuella do about her Taylor Swift look? She sings a personal and emotional story here and still people are being mean towards her.

Bhrister Cjorkman
Bhrister Cjorkman
4 years ago

@Gav. Can’t help but make the comparison since it is probably what the Slovenian delegate want us to do from the get on. She looks nothing like Swift naturally, but her song, makeup, clothing, moves, expressions, almost everything about her in the official video is yelling Taylor Swift.

SpirK
SpirK
4 years ago

Really underrated song! I really liked it from the first listen. With a great performance they just might sneak in to the final. 8/10 and my 13th.

Kirk
Kirk
4 years ago

WHERE’S THE F****NG SEMIFINAL RUNNING ORDER???

Jim H
Jim H
4 years ago

Hey, has wiwibloggs run a review of the Jury voting from last year? With particular attention to countries such as Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. It’s ridiculously and statistical impossible without collusion. Take a look at the Armenian jury for example, they share the same positions for far too many songs to be statistically insignificant.

http://www.eurovision.tv/page/results?event=1893&voter=GE

Opinions?

ZZlemon
ZZlemon
4 years ago

where’s her eyebrow?

Ivan
Ivan
4 years ago

When EBU is going to reveal the running order for semifinals?

Gav
Gav
4 years ago

Wow. So many people seem to be big fans of Taylor Swift here. How about you stop comparing and concentrate on the task at hand? Also stop being so god dam horrible towards artists who have entered the competition we supposedly love.

This is such a brilliant site for reporting news and ESC related material and the comments section always drags it down.

SmokeWeedEveryday
SmokeWeedEveryday
4 years ago

OMG she is trying so hard to copy Taylor Swift and she’s just failing.

MirkoJoshua
MirkoJoshua
4 years ago

It’s a very personal song… that’s why she won’t succeed, people don’t understand personal things

Adam
Adam
4 years ago

the song is ditzy and stupid but in a sort of charming and cute way

Bhrister Cjorkman
Bhrister Cjorkman
4 years ago

@jPod. Yes because it is an obvious TSwift copy, a bad one in that regard.

Huh
Huh
4 years ago

I thought the song was nice. It’s very underrated which is unfortunate. Not to mention she is beautiful when seeing her pictures too.

jPod
jPod
4 years ago

Those who are comparing her song to Carrie Underwood’s song need a swift kick to the head.