Junior Eurovision 2015 – San Marino

San Marino – SMRTV
Broadcaster Website:http://www.smtvsanmarino.smJESC Website:

 

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Artist:Kamilla Ismailova
Song:Mirror
Age:11 years
Composer(s):Andrelli, Josefin Glenmark
Writer(s):Andrelli, Josefin Glenmark, Piero Romitelli, Kamilla Ismailova
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Biography

11-year old Kamilla Ismailova is a young singer, actress, and TV presenter from Moscow – but music is her true love!

Despite being born and raised in Russia, Kamilla will represent the Republic of San Marino in Junior Eurovision 2015 – and this did not come about purely by chance! Kamilla visited San Marino in her early childhood, and since then this small country has taken a place in her heart. The language, the feeling, the people and their pace of life, and the traditions of the country all made a big impression on Kamilla, who promised herself that someday she would be connected with the country again.

While she took interest in the culture of San Marino and its history, Kamilla also always dreamed of performing at Junior Eurovision. Having watched the qualifying rounds and the live final, she wondered how children of her age could get to such a “wonderful” content – and then the idea hit her. Why not send a recording of her new song to the television station in San Marino? And so she did, plucking up the courage, Kamilla send the song and crossed her fingers!

When the producers contacted her parents and informed them that she was approved by the channel management to represent San Marino at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Kamilla was filled with delight and surprise! From then on, the hard work started – translating the song into Italian, and further learning the language; having vocal lessons and choreography classes; creating ideas for the performance and shooting the video. Her life changed incredibly from that moment on.

Aside from Junior Eurovision, Kamilla and her friends from the “S. T. A. R. S” Academy of cinema and show-business host a music chart called “Kids’ Top 10 with Yana Rudkovskaya”, and also present a fashion/music program called “TrYnd-Fashion”. She is also a lover of horses, and enjoys racing with them.

Kamilla enjoys getting into the world behind the looking glass, and behind the camera lens – so it’s no surprise that her song is called “The Mirror”. Her motto in life is simple: “Never give up, and chase your dreams. Don’t pay attention to obstacles, they’ll go away”. Considering where that approach has got her already, it seems like Kamilla’s way of thinking is one to take note of!

Exclusive Interview

Hello Kamilla! First of all, congratulations on having been selected to represent San Marino at Junior Eurovision 2015!

E+: As far as we know, you sent your song to SMTV as a try to perform in the Junior Eurovision stage. How did you feel when the Sammarinese broadcaster accepted your proposal? Did you expect it?

I would never ever expect to go to the Junior Eurovision, it really surprised me!

E+: You come from the biggest country to represent the smallest one, what does representing San Marino mean for you?

Representing San-Marino means a lot to me, I really like the country and it is something I am really proud of.

E+: As we can read on your biography, you visited San Marino when you were little. How would you describe the country?

San-Marino is a really unforgettable place. Probably one of my favorite places I’ve ever been to. It is one of those countries where you can actually enjoy yourself and feel comfortable.

E+: Your country, Russia, is also taking part in the competition. Did you submit any song for the national selection? Would you represent Russia in the future?

I didn’t submit any song to the Russian national selection. I don’t know if I will represent Russia in the future, it all depends on many things, I guess.

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

I feel like my song is about not being scared of one’s weaknesses and about yourself. Overcoming your fears makes you stronger.

E+: How have your preparations been going since you were selected to represent San Marino in Sofia? Have you travelled to San Marino?

Since they told me I would have taken part for San Marino, I started practising for hours and hours every single day. It’s hard sometimes but we are almost there.

E+: Do you speak Italian? How did you practice the pronunciation for the new lyrics?

I do not speak Italian so that is why my pronunciation has a long way to go but I make great efforts every single day.

E+: Your song was presented through an official video. Can you tell us any funny anecdote of the shooting? Where did you record the clip, in Russia or in San Marino?

We shot the music video in a studio and it was really cold. I was wearing a strapless dress with jeans and uggs under it.

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

I want to enjoy the experience. Taking part was already over my expectations.

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

I actually have no clue about the stage design.

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

I do not really watch senior Eurovision but when I do I spend hours in front of the TV.

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

My favorite music style, you would be surprised, is dub-step. My favorite school subject is art. I collect socks and cute erasers. I also really enjoy horse riding.

E+: You are also TV host. Tell us more about your experience on television, what is the think you most like of hosting on TV?

If you film on a green screen you are not allowed to wear anything green. If there is a tiny bit of green in your outfit you are asked to change your dress. That happened to me a few weeks ago.

E+: Have you listen to the other candidate songs for Junior Eurovision 2015? What do you think about the Russian entry “Dream”, performed by Misha Smirnov?

I think Misha’s song is actually pretty awesome. Now, why does Russia always do so good?!

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

Never pay attention to problems. They will go away!

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


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Videos:
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Lyrics:

Italian

le nostre anime
inseparabili
ora non coincidono
i percorsi cambiano

come se
le stelle che ci illuminavano
da lassù
ormai non si rivelano

da un tempo che
ci lascia andare
via

Mirror Mirror on the wall
Can’t you see you’re losing control
non ho più paura di te
è il riflesso ormai
di un altra me

Mirror Mirror on the wall
Can’t you see you’re losing it all
non mi fai paura perché
ogni mio difetto
ora è perfetto

anche se non risponderai
anche se ogni luce è spenta
ammetti che non mi perderai
perché sarò
sarò la musica
che non sa
andar via

Mirror Mirror on the wall
Can’t you see you’re losing control
non ho più paura di te
è il riflesso ormai
di un altra me

Mirror Mirror on the wall
Can’t you see you’re losing it all
non mi fai paura perché
ogni mio difetto
ora è perfetto

anche se non vorrai
tu sarai con me
e io sarò con te per sempre

anche se non lo sai
ora sono qui
e sono invulnerabile

Mirror Mirror on the wall
i riflessi sbagliano
non ho più paura di te
è il riflesso ormai
di un altra me

Mirror Mirror on the wall
gli orizzonti cambiano
non mi fai paura perché
ogni mio difetto
ora è perfetto

English

The enemy is dead
I killed it with my bare hands
Now there nothing I can’t do
And No wall I can’t break through

Unafraid
I’m not the one I used to be
No more charades
Cause now I see the truth in me

I’m beautiful
Unconquerable
I am free

Mirror mirror on the wall
Can’t you see you’re loosing control
You’re no longer steering my fate
I’m the captain of
My heart and soul
Mirror mirror on the wall
Can’t you see you’re loosing it all
You’re no longer inside my head
The voices are gone
And I am strong

On the surface I see you smile
Are you hiding darkness inside?
Why do we care what people say?
You are you
And you’re are

Beautiful
Unconquerable
I’m free

Mirror mirror on the wall
Can’t you see you’re loosing control
You’re no longer steering my fate
I’m the captain of
My heart and soul
Mirror mirror on the wall
Can’t you see you’re loosing it all
You’re no longer inside my head
Now the voices are gone
And I am strong

It’s so hard to believe I sacrificed years
I sacrificed years not knowing
Time to break all the spells
Can’t you hear the bells
Can’t you hear the bells
They are ringing