With Junior Eurovision week now upon us, we bring you our interview with this years Polish entrant, the fantastic Olivia Wieczorek.
Olivia Weiczorek will be representing Poland on the countries return to the Eurovision Song Contest at this years contest in Malta. Olivia will be performing the song “Nie zapomnij” which beat off competition from eight other singers. In our interview with Olivia we talk about her inspiration behind becoming a singer, her song as well as what she is hoping to get out of her time in Malta.
We’re just a short way away from Junior Eurovision and it’s only been a couple of weeks since the Polish selection, how are you feeling?
I am feeling very excited that I am going to go to Malta for the first time and very happy that I am the one who is going to represent Poland.
You are a very talented singer with a very strong voice, when did you first start singing and what was it that made you follow your talent?
I have started to sing when I was 5 years old. It happened because of my older sister, because she was singing and I wanted to be like her.
You’ve participated in a number of television shows in Poland, what have these experiences taught you?
It taught me how to behave on stage in front of many cameras and made me be more confident. In shows like that one has a chance to show itself in front of a big audience, not only in the studio but also the one at home sat in front of TV. But you have to be very wise to use that chance, work very hard to develop your voice and yourself.
This is the first time that Poland has competed in Junior Eurovision since 2004, how does it feel to bring Poland back to Junior Eurovision?
I am really proud of myself to be that one person who is going to represent my country but also scared to do it well and show that Poland still has its voice after 12 year break.
Your song is called “Nie zapomnij”, can you tell us what the song is about and what it means to you?
The song is about not to forget about people in our era of internet, smartphones to still have that interaction, connection, time to spend together. It means a lot to me.
In the past weeks you have been performing in the United States alongside the composer of your song Piotr Rubik, how has it been performing in America?
It has been great and amazing experience. It was my first time in America and I could show myself to the different audience alongside with learning how to cooperate with live orchestra and choir. Piotr Rubik’s new oratorio is a great piece of music. Going from town to town, sometimes sleeping in a bus was a taste of a real concert tour life which I would love to do in the future.
What is one thing that you’d like to do while you are at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta?
I would like to show myself and my song best. Do as much as I can for my country to be proud of me.
Finally do you have a message for your fans and the readers of Eurovoix.com?
I am grateful for all your support and I hope you will keep your fingers crossed during my performance in Malta.
We wish Olivia and all of the other participants all the best in this years contest. See Olivia’s message for us all below: