Magdalena Tul se numara in mod cert printre favoritii din acest an de la Eurovision. Frumusetea, talentul nativ si piesa cu accente puternice de hit, “Jestem“, fac din Magdalena o rivala de temut pentru participantii celorlalte tari.
Pe langa muzica, Magdalena Tul a “cochetat” in decursul carierei sale scenice cu actoria, fiind bine cunoscuta in Polonia pentru musicalurile de succes unde a avut roluri principale, dar si cu televiziunea, fiind vocea popularului show “Guess that tune”.
Marturisesc faptul ca inca de la aparitie, “Jestem” a stat pe repeat in playlistul personal si ca se numara si printre piesele mele favorite din acest an, la Dusseldorf. Astfel incat nu puteam sa nu ii iau Magdalenei un interviu, in exclusivitate pentru Star Gossip, un interviu in care am vorbit despre muzica, Eurovision, frumusete si altele pe care le veti putea afla in continuare:

1. Hi, Magdalena:) You have one of the best received songs for this year Eurovision. What are your feelings in relation to the fact that you will take part in a hard semi-final ?

Hallo. I’m trying not to take the plebiscite ratings or opinions too seriously because they happen to change completely overnight. And I am not wondering whether my semi-final is going to be hard or not. Each of us has got three minutes to perform the composition and my job is to make the most of my time and do it as well as I can. I have no influence upon anything else so I don’t think there is a point in getting worried or trying to invent yet another thing that could surprise the audience;)

2. For those who do not know you, tell us more about the artist and the woman Magdalena Tul.

In my private life, I’m a very calm and peaceful person and I keep away from any conflicts or rivalry. I also try to be flexible at work so as not to be a nuisance to others. I try to respect the people that I work with and I expect them to treat me in the same way. However, as a woman, I’m resolute and assertive, and I think I know what I want. I tend to act in line with my intuition and I hope it will never mislead me. As an optimist, I’m usually full of hope and energy which help me overcome most obstacles and difficulties, and keep going forward. I’m not like a typical celebrity. What I especially like is the direct contact with the audience at my concerts and my work in the studio on my new compositions. I’d like to develop comprehensive musical skills so I don’t want to be pigeonholed or advised on following a particular career path. To the detriment of some artists, people tend to judge them only by selected achievements they have got to their credit. I’m afraid it is the same in my case. I think it is worth noting that my composition entitled ”Jestem” is completely different from all other songs I have performed so far.

3. Have you already listened to the other countries’s songs? Which of them has the greatest appeal on you?

I have listened to most of the compositions and each of them includes something that I like. I must admit that they are of very high quality. It is hard to be objective in my case because it is for the first time that I’ve been really interested in the contest for obvious reasons, but I think that at least a few songs have a chance to become the world hits.

4. We know that you also have launched the English version for “Jestem”. Do you intend to launch this version as an international single?

There have been some minor problems connected with the English version;) Finally, it is going to be launched in the forthcoming days. The English version is entitled ”Present” . The translation has been enriched for the needs of English language. The temporary version won’t be used on the official basis. Has ”Present” got a chance to become the international single? All I need to do is to have a big promotion. The problem is that I don’t have it.

5. Apart from being a singer, you are also a composer and a lyricist. Tell us which is the general message that you want to spread with your music and which is in your opinion the most beautiful verse that you have ever written?

I’d like my lyrics to give people hope, shape their opinions and have a good influence upon them. I hope that my efforts to achieve this are clearly visible in my album entitled ”Victory of heart” . However, my lyrics also revolve around love, feelings and emotional dilemmas because, as every human being, I’m inspired not only by my own life but also by everything that surrounds me.The ability to identify a particular problem and the attempt to describe it is often like catharsis that helps us regain our emotional staility. This is what I experience while I’m writing the lyrics. I don’t think I’m able to recite my favourite verses. I’m not sure if they are that brilliant;) Instead, I could keep reciting Paolo Coehlo on and on. It is worth noting that one of the compositions, included in my album, was inspired by the book ”Wojownik ?wiat?a” – (The Warrior of the light) Of course, I sent it to the author as a token of my sincere gratitude;)

6. You are a very beautiful woman. Tell us what you do for this and whether you think that beauty and the image help more a breakthrough artist nowadays.

That’s very nice of you. Thanks;) As a matter of fact, I do very little for beauty, if I do anything at all. As a working mother, I have hardly any time for having a beauty parlour at home. If the need arises, I visit my beautician or a hairdresser. I know how important it is to look presentable in my profession but it is not like me to spend hours in the clothes shops or walk in the high heels shoes. Having spent the whole day in a dress, jewelery, make-up and uncomfortable shoes during the recording sesion, I can see no need and no reason why I should continue like this during my daily activities. I do all of this only when I find it necessary for my career.

7.If you were to choose between music and acting, what could you give up instead of the other? What role would you like to play, being given the opportunity again?

Music has always been going first and I wouldn’t change it for anything else. Of course, I’ve been interested in acting for a long time but I’ve never got fully involved in it. However, although music is my life, I’d like to develop my acting skills if I had a chance because they prove really useful when you are performing on stage. As a matter of fact, we also act our parts when we keep performing our songs. Up till now, I have played and lived in the world of musicals and certain roles including Christine in ”Phantom in the Opera” seem very close to me. It is worth noting that I applied for the role of Christine when I was pregnant and the last casting session was held when I was in the 8th month of pregnancy. That must have looked funny; a woman in advanced pregnancy trying to play the role of a teenage girl;) However, I was feeling great and the date of the premiere was so distant that evyrything might have proved possible. The jury asked me not to dance;)

8. Tell us whether you have begun the European tour for promoting “Jestem” and which place you like the most by far.

I’m not planning a promoting tour. However, I’m going to participate in a few events including the concert held in Amsterdam and the 10th birthday celebrations of Oikotimes in Greece. There are a few more plans in progress but they haven’t been confirmed yet.

9. What do you know by far about Romania? Would you like to come for a concert here?

I’d love to come to Romania and give you a concert. This is what I dream of doing in the future; travelling all over the world and giving concerts. I’ve never been to Romania but I hope I’ll have a chance to visit you. Such inteviews provide a good opportunity to broaden one’s knowledge about a particular country but if you really want to gain some knowledge about the social and cultural life of its inhabitants, you should go and stay there for a certain period of time. Mere bookish knowledge is not enough. As far as Romanian music is concerned, the TV programme ”Jaka to melodia”(Name That Tune), in which I regularly perform, has already hosted the two Romanian bands, Akcent and Morandi.

10. Share a messsage with all our readers and your Romanian admirers.

First of all, I’d like to thank you for the interview and your attention. I wish you the best of luck at the Eurovision. Your song ”Change” is really fantastic and I hope we shall meet at the finals. Warm greetings from Poland for Hotel Fm and all the Star Gossip readers.

Si traducerea in romana a interviului:

1. Buna , Magdalena! Ai una dintre cele mai bine primite piese in cadrul Eurovisionului acestui an. Care sunt sentimentele tale vis-a-vis de aceasta competitie, tinand cont si de faptul ca vei face parte dintr-o semifinala grea?

Buna. Incerc sa nu iau foarte in serios parerea publicului sau cotatiile lor pentru ca se schimba total peste noapte. Si nu ma intreb daca semifinala din care voi face parte este una dificila sau nu. Fiecare din noi are la dispozitie trei minute pentru show iar eu trebuie sa profit de acest timp pentru a da tot ce am mai bun pe scena. Nu cred ca trebuie sa ma ingrijorez in privinta inventarii unui anumit lucru cu care sa surprind publicul.

2. Pentru cei ce nu te cunosc, spune-ne mai multe despre artista si femeia Magdalena Tul.

In viata privata sunt o persoana foarte calma si pacifista si incerc sa ma tin departe de orice conflict sau rivalitate. De asemenea incerc sa fiu foarte flexibila la locul de munca pentru a nu fi o problema pentru ceilalti. Respect oamenii cu care lucrez si ma astept sa ma trateze in acelasi mod. Ca femeie sunt foarte hotarata si atunci cand stiu ceea ce imi doresc incerc sa ma las pe mana intuitiei mele sperand ca nu ma conduce pe un drum gresit. Sunt foarte optimista si plina de speranta si energie, care ma ajuta sa depasesc obstacolele intalnite in cale, si sa merg mai departe, Nu sunt o celebritate obisnuita. Ce imi place in mod particular este contactul cu publicul la concertele mele si lucrul in studio, la noile mele piese. Imi place sa imi dezvolt calitatile artistice si in asa mod incat sa nu fiu impinsa de la spate intr-o oarecare zona a carierei mele. Partea proasta in cazul majoritatii artistilor este faptul ca lumea tinde sa ii judece in functie de realizarile lor numai din punct de vedere subiectiv. Mi-e teama ca acest lucru se intampla si in cazul meu. Cred ca trebuie sa mentionez ca piesa mea, “Jestem”, este total diferita fata de toate celelalte piese ale mele.

3. Ai ascultat piesele celorlalte tari participante? Care dintre ele iti place cel mai mult?

Am ascultat majoritatea pieselor si fiecare dintre ele are ceva ce imi place. Trebuie sa recunosc ca piesele sunt de foarte buna calitate. Este greu sa fiu obiectiva pentru ca este prima data cand am fost cu adevarat interesata de aceasta competitie, insa cred ca unele dintre aceste piese au sansa de a deveni hituri internationale.

4. Stim ca ai lansat si versiunea in limba engleza pentru “Jestem”. Intentionezi sa lansezi aceasta versiune ca single international?

Au existat cateva probleme minore legate de versiunea in limba engleza a piesei. Intr-un final, va fi lansata in varianta finala peste cateva zile. Versiunea in limba engleza se numeste “Present”. Traducerea a fost imbunatatita din motive de vocabular englez. Versiunea temporara nu va fi folosita in mod oficial. Daca ‘Present” are sanse de a devenit hit international? Tot ceea ce am nevoie este o buna promovare. Problema este ca nu o am.

5. Pe langa postura de cantareata, stim ca esti si compozitoare si textiera. Spune-ne care este mesajul general pe care doresti sa il transmiti prin piesele tale si care este in opinia ta cel mai frumos vers pe care l-ai scris?

Imi doresc ca versurile mele sa dea oamenilor speranta, sa le modeleze parerile si sa aiba o buna influenta asupra lor. Sper ca eforturile mele pentru a realiza acest lucru sunt evidente o data cu albumul “Victory of heart”. Totodata, versurile mele se invart si in jurul notiunilor de iubire, sentimente si dileme emotionale, pentru ca, la fel ca orice fiinta, nu sunt inspirata doar de ceea ce traiesc ci de tot ceea ce ma inconjoara. Abilitatea de a identifica o anumita problema si incercarea de a o descrie este de obicei ca un catharsis care ne ajuta sa ne restabilim stabilitatea emotionala. Aceasta este ceea ce experimentez atunci cand compun. Nu cred ca sunt in masura de a “recita” propriile mele versuri. Nu sunt sigura daca ele sunt atat de stralucite 😉 In schimb, as putea recita mereu din Paulo Coelho. Trebuie sa mentionez ca una dintre compozitiile mele, inclusa pe albumul meu, a fost inspirata de catre poezia ”Wojownik ?wiat?a” – (The Warrior of the light)”. Desigur, am trimis-o autorului meu ca semn al recunostintei mele sincere.

6. Esti o femeie foarte frumoasa. Spune-ne ce faci pentru asta si daca tu consideri ca frumusetea si imaginea ajuta mai mult in lansarea unui artist in prezent.

Multumesc pentru aprecieri. Insa, de fapt, fac foarte putine pentru frumusetea mea. Sunt o mama care are foarte putin timp pentru un salon de frumusete la ea acasa. Daca am nevoie, fac o vizita stilistului meu. Stiu cat de important este sa arati prezentabil in meseria mea, insa nu imi sta in fire sa petrec ore intregi in magazine de haine, de bijuterii sau de make-up sau sa ma plimb pe tocuri inalte. Daca imi petrec o zi intreaga intr-o rochie, cu bijuterii, machiaj, si pantofi incomfortabili pe parcursul photoshooting-urilor, nu vad nici o nevoie si nici un motiv pentru care sa continui asta in timpul meu liber. Fac asta doar cand e nevoie pentru cariera mea.

7. Daca ar fi sa alegi intre muzica si actorie, la ce ai putea renunta in favoarea celeilalte? Ce rol ti-ar placea sa interpretezi, daca ai avea din nou aceasta oportunitate?

Muzica a fost dintotdeauna primordiala si nu as schimba asta pentru nimic altceva. Desigur, am fost interesata de actorie pentru ceva timp, insa niciodata nu am fost total implicata in asta. Totusi, desi muzica este viata mea, mi-as dori sa imi dezvolt calitatile actoricesti, daca as avea aceasta oportunitate, pentru ca imi sunt de mare folos atunci cand evoluez pe scena. Pana acum am jucat si am trait in lumea musicalurilor si anumite roluri precum Christine din “Fantoma de la opera”, sunt foarte similare mie. Am fost la casting pentru rolul lui Christine pe vremea cand eram insarcinata si ultima sesiune de castinguri a avut loc cand eram in cea de-a opta luna de sarcina. Probabil ca a fost ciudat ca o femeie in ultima luna de sarcina sa joace rolul unei adolescente. M-am simtit minunat, iar data premierei a fost la o distanta atat de mare, incat orice ar fi fost posibil. Juriul mi-a spus, insa, sa nu dansez:))

8. Spune-ne daca ai inceput turneul european de promovare pentru “Jestem” si ce loc ti-a placut cel mai mult pana acum.

Nu am planuit nici un turneu european. Totusi, voi lua parte la cateva evenimente incluzand concertul de la Amsterdam si cea de-a 10-a aniversare a Oikotimes in Grecia. Mai sunt alte planuri in progres, insa inca nu au fost confirmate.

9. Ce stii, pana acum, despre Romania? Ti-ai dori sa vii aici curand pentru un concert?

Mi-ar placea foarte mult sa vin in Romania pentru un concert. Asta este ceea ce visez sa fac in viitor, sa calatoresc in jurul lumii si sa cant. Nu am fost niciodata in Romania insa sper ca voi avea sansa sa va vizitez. Astfel de interviuri sunt o buna ocazie pentru a mari bagajul de cunostinte despre o anumita tara, insa daca iti doresti cu adevarat sa stii mai multe despre cultura si viata sociala a locuitorilor sai, trebuie sa mergi acolo si sa stai o perioada de timp. In privinta muzicii romanesti, show-ul TV, ”Jaka to melodia”(Name That Tune), in care de regula performez, a gazduit deja doua trupe romanesti, Morandi si Akcent.

10. Lasa un mesaj pentru toti cititorii nostri si sustinatorii tai din Romania!

Mai intai vreau sa va multumesc pentru acest interviu si pentru atentia voastra. Va doresc multa bafta la Eurovision! Piesa voastra, ‘Change”, este fantastica si sper sa ne intalnim cu totii in finala!
Calde salutari din Polonia pentru Hotel Fm si pentru toti cititorii Star Gossip!

Thank you very much Magdalena and we are looking forward to see you in the Eurovision final this year!

Magdalena Tul si piesa “Jestem” vor deschide concursul Eurovision din acest an, de la Dusseldorf, fiind concurenta cu numarul 1, din prima semifinala, de pe 10 mai.

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