JuniorEurovision 2017: Nicole Nicolaou – I Wanna Be A Star (Cyprus)

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Artist: Nicole Nicolaou
Song: I Wanna Be A Star
Composer(s): Nicole Nicolaou
Writer(s): Constantinos Christoforou
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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYxrO7kzzu_Xlx6GOG5ybQw
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicole_nicolaou_official/

Biography

Nicole Nicolaou was born in Limassol 23/6/2004. She speaks fluent Greek, English, Russian and started to learn French. She won the 6th Annual Talent Show organised by Limassol Theatre Art School in 2016. Nicole attends vocal lessons with Aliki Chrysochou for the past four years and plays the piano for the last two years.

Nicole has also an artistic tendency and has plenty of canvas drawings, which she started drawing at the age of four. She enjoys sports and never misses the opportunity to go wakeboarding and hiking. Nicole is an animal lover and has a cat, two dogs, a hamster and a little bunny.

“This is such an honour for me to represent Cyprus in Junior Eurovision 2017 where kids from so many countries come together to share a common dream, sing and perform. My inspiration is my family, my friends, my everyday life, and activities”.

Exclusive Interview

ESC+Plus: Hello Nicole! First of all, thank you so much for giving us this interview as Cypriot representative at Junior Eurovision 2017 and congratulations on having been selected to perform in Tbilisi!

How did you receive the proposal to represent Cyprus? How did you feel at that time? Did you expect it?

Nicole Nicolaou: Hello everyone! It was always my dream to participate in JESC. Last year I didn’t get a chance to win the competition in Cyprus. This year I was internally selected by CyBC with the song I Wanna Be A Star by Constantinos Christoforou. Well, how I felt at that moment? – Crazy happy and excited. Maybe I didn’t expect but I always hoped and dreamed about it and my wish came true.

E+: Can you tell us what your song is about? What is the thing you most like of ‘I Wanna Be A Star’?

NN: My song is about young people that need to believe in themselves for anything they want to achieve. It’s not about being a Star in the music; it’s about being a Star in any activity they choose. I like the dance and energetic mood of the song.

E+: You recently released an official video to premiere your song. How was the shooting of the clip? Were there any funny anecdotes you can tell us?

NN: The shooting was really great, full of fun. Our group was quite big and we spent a lovely time together joking and laughing. The funny moment was when I slipped and fell into the icy water of the waterfall. My shoes got wet and we continued staying barefoot as you can see in the video.

Nicole during the shooting of her music video

E+: Have you already decided how you stage performance will look like? How about the costume?

NN: Everything is arranged for our stage appearance in JESC 2017 by our professional team working hard in Cyprus under the guidance of our Artistic Director and choreographer Mrs. Antigoni Tasouri. I assure you it will be a wonderful performance.

E+: What do you feel while singing on stage? Do you carry any lucky charms during your performances?

NN: When lots of eyes are on me I feel a sense of responsibility to make everything right, and respect the audience that has come to see me. I’m of course nervous before I enter on stage, and probably the first steps I take on stage – but once I start singing I feel that’s where I’m supposed to be! I feed on the energy the audience gives me. Yes, I have a small lucky charm that brings me luck.

E+: Have you ever imagined yourself on the Junior Eurovision stage?

NN: Yes, since the age of 5, this was the moment when I started watching JESC.

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

NN: I’m 13 years old, I live in Limassol. For the past 4 years, I’m doing my vocal lessons and playing piano for 2 years. I like music a lot and drawing. Art is my favourite subject. My hobbies are drawing, hiking, wakeboard. I like to listen to electro and pop music. I know that I always will be singing but would like to try myself also in chemistry.

Nicole and Constantinos Christoforou working in the studio

E+: Do you usually watch the senior Eurovision? If you had to choose a Cypriot artist to compete at the contest, who would you choose?

NN: I’m always watching both Junior and Senior Eurovision and for the competition, I would choose my vocal coach Mrs. Aliki Chrysochou, with her beautiful Soprano voice. She’s experienced on stage worldwide.

E+: What are you most looking forward to doing in Georgia?

NN: I’m looking forward to meeting the other participants, making friends with them, singing with them, having fun with them and sightseeing Georgia when we have time.

E+: Could you send a message to our readers and fans of the competition?

NN: Never stop dreaming because there is a Star out there for each one of you.

Love you All!!!

Pictures:
Videos:
 Official Music Video  Introduction Video  60 Seconds With…
Lyrics:

Greek + English (Original Version)

Mama, mama pes mou
Pou menei i agathi
Pes mou pou na ti vro
Na nyino kati
Panta na vlepo mprosta
To biko mou asteri psila

Thelo na ftaso makria
Pio psila

Put your hands up in the sky, spread your wings prepare to fly
Be the hero that you’ve become, sing i wanna be a star
Put your hands up in the sun, life’s a party, dream for fun
Be the hero you really are, sing i wanna be a star

Mama, mama sou leo
Ta oneira mou
Mathe me na peto
Me ta ftera mou
Na ftaso stin koryfi
Sti zoi na’ mai ego nikitis

N’ angikso ton ourano
Nai mporo

Put your hands up in the sky, spread your wings prepare to fly
Be the hero that you’ve become, sing i wanna be a star
Put your hands up in the sun, life’s a party, dream for fun
Be the hero you really are, sing i wanna be a star

Pantote tha tragoudo
Me mousiki kai khoro
Tha nyelo

Put your hands up in the sky, spread your wings prepare to fly
Be the hero that you’ve become, sing i wanna.

Put your hands up in the sky, spread your wings prepare to fly
Be the hero that you’ve become, sing i wanna be a star
Put your hands up in the sun, life’s a party, dream for fun
Be the hero you really are, sing i wanna be a star

I wanna be a star.