Junior Eurovision 2015 – Serbia

Serbia – RTS
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Lena
Artist:Lena Stamenković
Song:Lenina pesma
Age:11 years
Composer:Leontina Vukomanović
Writer(s):Leontina Vukomanović, Lena Stamenković
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Biography

She grew up surrounded by music and the arts; her father sings and plays the trumpet in a local band, and her grandfather was a painter. She made her musical debut at her younger brother’s christening, and hasn’t stopped performing since! She is currently enrolled in fourth grade at a music elementary school, where she is learning the piano as well as perfecting her singing skills.

Despite her young age, Lena’s got a powerful voice. Once, while she was practising singing at home, a light bulb shattered right as she belted out a high note. She’s not quite sure whether it was a coincidence or if her voice really did cause a blackout, but it certainly didn’t stop her from practising!

Audiences in Serbia got to know Lena through her participation in the talent show “Pinkove zvezdice”, where she ended up in fourth place overall. During the show, she covered songs in a number of genres, including hits by Eurovision alumnae Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler, and Nina Badrić. She saw her experience on the show as an exceptional opportunity to share her talent with others, but also to have fun and make friends.

Lena sees herself as positive and happy, but still very determined. She sets high goals for herself, and doesn’t back down from a challenge, but she approaches those challenges in the same way she would approach a game. She enjoys all sorts of musical genres, and her favorite singers are Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, and Queen. Beyond music, Lena also enjoys drawing, knitting, making crafts, creating hairdos, and acting.

“Lenina pesma”, which simply means “Lena’s Song”, was written by Lena alongside Leontina Vukomanović, who co-wrote “Beauty Never Lies” for Serbia’s 2015 Eurovision representative, Bojana Stamenov, as well as “Lane moje” for Željko Joksimović. The arrangement was coordinated by Dušan Alagić.

Source: junioreurovision.tv

Exclusive Interview

Hello Lena! First of all, congratulations on having been selected to represent Serbia at Junior Eurovision 2015!

E+:How did you feel when RTS made you such an important proposal? Did you take some time to accept it?

I was very surprised when my mother told me I was the one who will represent Serbia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This competition is a great opportunity to introduce myself and my song to the audience, so I am very happy to represent my country at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Of course, I’ve accepted it immediately.

E+: Had you previously watched Junior Eurovision? Did ever imagine you were going to take part in a Eurovision event?

I have followed the Eurovision Song Contest and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest before. I was very happy when Sonja Skoric won the 3rd place in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk in 2010. I never thought that one day I would be the one who would represent Serbia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

E+: Tell us what your song is about. What is the thing you like most of “Lenina Pesma”? How was the composition procedure?

My song is about children who are alone, sad…, about good things winning the bad ones. I chose the song „Lena’s song” for the competition, and I wrote the text together with Leontina Vukomanović. I like the song because it is about children and I am the protagonist of it from the very beginning.

E+: Did you consider some other options regarding the song selection? How did the idea of the song title, “Lenina Pesma” (Lena’s Song), come to your mind?

I wrote the text together with Leontina Vukomanović, so we made “my song”..

E+: Can you tell us any funny anecdote of the composition procedure?

I was part of the composition from the very beginning, so I had so many questions for Dušan Alagić, the arranger, when I entered the studio. The most interesting questions I made him were: „When will you have everything ready? When will I listen to my song?“.

E+: Have you already decided about how your stage performance will look like? Will the dancers who appear on the presentation clip be with you on stage? How about the costume?

My team and I have prepared everything for my performance. I won’t have dancers or backing vocalists,  I will be alone on stage and you will see my show in Sofia. My goal is to feel great on stage, to feel the song and to transmit emotions to the audience. I work very hard to improve myself, to make everything perfect, just like I want.

E+: What do you expect from the upcoming experience at Junior Eurovision? What do you think it will mean for your musical career?

I am already very happy to have this opportunity and to meet all the participants from all over Europe. If I win, it will be wonderful! But, it doesn’t matter who will win. What is important is to share positive energy, music, good will…, to be a part of this show. We are all winners and it is the first big step of my career.

E+: You are one of the youngest participants at this year’s Junior Eurovision. How do you feel about this fact?

I am excited to be one of the youngest participants at this year’s Junior Eurovision.

E+: Have you taken a look at the stage design for this year’s Junior Eurovision? What do you think?

I like the stage design for this year’s Junior Eurovision, I will enjoy being on stage.

E+: Do you usually watch the senior Eurovision? If you had to choose a singer to represent Serbia, what would be your choice?

Yes, I do watch the senior Eurovision, an I like it a lot. I like all of our singers, so I can not choose only one..

E+: You recently took part in the Serbian talent show “Pinkove zvezdice”, where the audience got to know you and your singing talent. How did you experience the whole season? What was the most special moment there?

I built and improved myself through the Serbian talent show „Pinkove zvezdice“, it was a great professional experience for me. I’ve learned a lot and the most special moment there was when I achieved the 4th place.

E+: Tell us more about yourself, your favourite music style, favourite school subject, hobbies, musical career….

I started singing at my brother’s christening. I sing in a choir and play the piano at the music school, for four years now. My favourite season is spring. Favourite book is Sara Key. Movie Titanic. I have tree favourite colours: black, white and blue. I like Alicia Keys, Sting, Jelena Tomašević… I like to spend time with my friends and play with them.

E+: If you could invisible for a day, what would you do?

If I could be invisible for a day, I would tease my friends.

E+: One word to describe yourself:

Persistent.

E+: Can you send a message for our readers and Junior Eurovision fans?

Enjoy the music and love yourself.

Thank you very much for your time and see you in Sofia!


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Videos:
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Lyrics:

Serbian

Ovo je pesma o svetu
u kome sunce je tama
u kome cveće ne cveta
u kome deca su sama

Ovo je priča o suzi
koja na srcu mi leži
o sobi koja je hladna
gde svetlo od dana beži

ref:

I kad se završi dan
ja samo želim da bude bolje
zajedno možemo to
da dobro otera zlo

I kada sanjamo san
nek bude hiljadu raznih boja
od smeha radostan let
od sreće najlepši cvet
na nama ostaje svet

o,o,o,o….

I kad se završi dan
ja samo želim da bude bolje
zajedno možemo to
da dobro otera zlo

I kada sanjamo san
nek bude hiljadu raznih boja
od smeha radostan let
od sreće najlepši cvet
na nama ostaje svet

Cyrillic script

Ово је песма о свету
У коме сунце је тама
У коме цвеће не цвета
У коме деца су сама

Ово је прича о сузи
Која на срцу ми лежи
О соби која је хладна
Где сетло од дана бежи

И кад се заврши дан
Ја само желим да буде боље
За једном можемо то
Да добро отера зло

И када сањамо сне
Нек буде хиљаду разних боја
Од смеха радостан лет
Од среће најлепши цвет
На нама остаје свет

И кад се заврши дан
Ја само желим да буде боље
За једном можемо то
Да добро отера зло

И када сањамо сне
Нек буде хиљаду разних боја
Од смеха радостан лет
Од среће најлепши цвет
На нама остаје свет

На нама остаје свет

English

This is a song about world I
Where sun doesn’t shine
Where flowers don’t bloom
Where children are enveloped in gloom

This is a story about the tear
My heart attemts to withhold
And the room so cold
That daylight it can’t hold

At the end of the day
I jusr want to keep the sorrow at bay
Together we can do it
Together we can chase the evil away

When we are dreaming
With colors the dreams are brimming
Taking us on a merry ride
May the laughter never subside
Future of the world rests on us

Oh, oh…

At the end of the day
I jusr want to keep the sorrow at bay
Together we can do itOGETHER WE CAN DO IT
Together we can chase the evil away

When we are dreaming
With colors the dreams are brimming
Taking us on a merry ride
May the laughter never subside
Future of the world rests on us

Russian

Это песня о мире

в котором солнце тьма

в котором цветы не цветут

и в котором дети одинокие

Это история о слёзе

которая на сердце моём лежит

в холодной комнате

где свет убежит

реф:

С каждым днём

я только хочу создать лучший мир

Вместе сможем сделать

чтоб добро изгоняет зло.

И когда заснём

Пусть будет наш сон из тысячи цветов

пусть он со смеху от радости летит

Сон создан от счастья

на детям мир останется.

o,o,o,o….

С каждым днём

я только хочу хороший мир

Вместе сможем делать

чтоб добро изгоняет зло.

И когда заснём

Пусть будет наш сон из тысячи цветов

пусть он со смеху от радости летить.

Сон создан от счастья

на детям мир останется.

на детям мир останется ,ууу!

French

C’est la chanson d’un monde

Plongé dans la pénombre

Où les fleurs ne fleurissent pas

Où les enfants sont seuls dans l’ombre

 

C’est l’histoire d’une larme

Dans mon cœur depuis toujours

Et celle d’une chambre froide

Où la lumière fuit le jour

 

A la tombée de la nuit

je souhaite que tout redevienne normal

Faisons-le ensemble

Que notre bonté chasse le mal

 

Et lorsqu’on rêve

Rêvons en multiples couleurs

Envolons-nous au rythme des rires

Que fleurisse la plante du bonheur

Le monde nous appartiendra

 

A la tombée de la nuit

je souhaite que tout redevienne normal

Faisons-le ensemble

Que notre bonté chasse le mal

 

Et lorsqu’on rêve

Rêvons en multiples couleurs

Envolons-nous au rythme des rires

Que fleurisse la plante du bonheur

Le monde nous appartiendra

 

Le monde nous appartient!

Bulgarian

Това е песен за света “I”
Където слънцето не грее
Цветята не разцъфват
И децата са обвити в мрак

Това е една история за сълзата
която сърцето ми се опита да удържи
И в студената стая
Която не задържа дневна светлина

И в края на деня
Аз просто искам да се държа тъгата далеч
Заедно можем да го направим
Заедно можем да гоним злото далеч

Когато ние мечтаем
С цветовете мечтите ни преливат
Водят ни на весела разходка
Нека смехът никога не стихва
Бъдещето на света зависи от нас

Ох, ох…

И в края на деня
Аз просто искам да се държа тъгата далеч
Заедно можем да го направим
Заедно можем да гоним злото далеч

Когато ние мечтаем
С цветовете мечтите ни преливат
Водят ни на весела разходка
Нека смехът никога не стихва
Бъдещето на света зависи от нас

БЪДЕЩЕТО НА СВЕТА ЗАВИСИ ОТ НАС!