The Swiss entry for the 2017 contest in Kiev, Ukraine will be selected through the national final Die Entscheidungsshow this Sunday. Today, Nadya is going to talk to us about her entry “The fire in the Sky”
First of all thank you for your time talking to us. How are you ? Can you introduce yourselves ? What can you tell us about yourself?
My name is Nadya and I have been a singer pretty much since the day I was born 😛 At the moment I am finishing my Masters in classical singing and my Minor in Jazz at the Academy of Music in Basel. At the same time I am working on my debut album.
Your song that you will be presenting for the Die Entscheidungsshow is “The Fire in the sky”. What can you tell us about the song?
The song that I am presenting is “The Fire in the sky”. It’s a pretty dramatic song with an important message: We should appreciate everything we have and stop complaining about first world problems, because everything can change in the blink of an eye. I really hope to spread this message around Europe and the world. In such fast times, we need something to hold on to.
What was the inspiration for the song, and did you write it specifically for and Eurovision?
My producer Ricardo Sanz wrote the song specifically for the Eurovision. He told me that he heard it in a dream and wrote it down as soon as he woke up. I think that the songs that are being written by our subconscious are especially strong, as they represent something our soul is longing for.
What is your impression of the Eurovision Song Contest in general? Do you watch it every year? What is your favourite entry?
I’ve been watching the Eurovision since my childhood. My mother is Ukrainian and in eastern Europe, the Songcontest is kind of a big deal. 😛
And in all these years, my favourite entry was Jamala with “1944”. Her voice is incredible and very unique and she just managed to create a magical moment.
Apart from the Eurovision Song Contest , where would you dream to do a performance?
I would really love to travel all around the world and sing everywhere! 😀
Do you think performing at the Eurovision Song Contest will have a positive impact on your career?
Of course it is great exposure for a singer to compete in such a huge competition and many of the contestants compete for this sole purpose. I’m actually very curious what will happen to my career! 🙂
What ís the best bit of advice you have ever been given?
That every problem can be solved if you stay calm and express your honest opinion without panicking.
What’s the one thing that might surprise people about you?
That I have a degree in opera singing 😛
Can you tell us about your first experience with music?
My whole life has been about music and my first memories of it are the lullabies my parents sang to me when I was a baby. My mom sang me Elvis Presley’s “Love me tender” and my dad sang Johnny Dorelli’s “Lettera a Pinocchio”. But the first time I ever performed in front of people was at a talent show on a cruise ship when I was four. I sang “O sole mio” while wearing a red flamenco dress. I was recently looking at the pictures from that day and I realised that I’m still holding the microphone the same way. 🙂
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You can listen to Nadya’s entry The fire in the sky on this link below