Incheiem seria de interviuri acordate in exclusivitate de catre eroii editiei de anul acesta a celui mai important concurs muzical de nivel european, Eurovision, chiar cu protagonista, reprezentanta tarii gazda – Azerbadjan, Sabina Babayeva.
Cu numeroase premii la activ si participari la festivaluri nationale si internationale, Sabina este cunoscuta in tara sa natala precum” cantareata piesei Roya Kimi”, piesa de pe coloana sonora a serialului Bayaz hayat.
Si-a incercat norocul in finalele nationale Eurovision inca din 2008, iar anul trecut s-a clasat pe pozitia nr 3.
Anul acesta vine sa isi reprezinte tara natala cu piesa “When the music dies”, una dintre cele mai bine realizate productii muzicale de pe scena de la Baku, in acceptiunea noastra.
Ii uram succes in finala de pe 26 mai si pana atunci haideti sa aflam povestea “privighetorii din Azerbadjan”:
1. At what age did you discover that you have a talent for singing and songwriting and how did you find out?
I think music was always with me, I can’t recall that time when I’m not singing, I guess, it’s a question to my mom. But I don’t write songs myself.
2. What is the most important thing to you that the audience understands your music and the feelings within it or to take from it what they want?
The most important thing is to get my feelings, my thoughts, my emotions to my listeners through my songs. I want to share this perfect feeling when music takes over you and you live in it. It’s incredible, overwhelming. I live in my songs and it’s a unique connection for me.
3. What are your long-term career goals?
Nobody knows what future will bring; the only thing I’m sure about is that I want to sing, to share my music no matter what.
4. Do you have any plans for a new CD release soon? If so, can you give us some insights?
I think, I will release new records after Eurovision but I don’t know when. My main goal right now is to do my best in the Contest on May 26th! And then we’ll see.
5. What is your favorite track song from your national songs that had participated in Eurovision until now?
Every Azerbaijani entry song got a special place in my hart. I love Elnur&Samir’s song Day After Day, Always by Arash & AySel makes me want to dance and Safura’s Drip Drop is very energetic! And last year’s entry Running Scared is amazing, winning song by all matters.
6. What do you think about Romania’s song in Eurovision this year – Mandinga – Zaleilah? What things do you know about Romania?
I’ve listen to the song a couple times, I think it’s got very good potential. I like Romanian entries every year. And as for Romania – I think I need to visit and to make some memories and impressions on my own.
7. What do you like to do for fun apart from music?
I like to spend as much time as I can with my family. And, of course, I like to travel, to meet with new people, to enjoy new cultures and traditions. It’s really exciting!
8. Can you tell us a bit about your song and the message that it shares? What does it make it original from all the other participant songs this year?
When the Music Dies is a story of incredible feeling that everyone had in life, it’s love, it’s pain, it’s fear, it’s passion, all in one, every emotion, every thought that you have about love. Love is music and music can never die even if you feel so for a fraction of the moment. I’m connected to this song, there are my feelings in it and I want to share this feelings, to bring this emotions to all Eurovision viewers.
9. What do you think about performing on the Eurovision stage this year? What is your worst fear about it?
This year I’m not only performing to represent my country, I’m performing on the stage in my country, we are hosting Eurovision and it’s a huge responsibility for me after Ell/Nikki winning performance last year. I need to focus, need to bring every emotion and every bit of me on stage to do my best, to represent my country the best possible way I can.
10. What do you think about the history of this competition? It evolved or not throughout years and why do you think that?
Of course it’s evolved! Every year is a new leap in music at Eurovision. 10 years ago who could’ve imagine such performances on stage! I think it’s getting stronger, bringing harder competition every year.
11. What do you like the most in this competition?
Feeling of connection with everyone in Europe, with this huge audience, with every musician on stage.
12. What would make you happy this year, talking about Eurovision Song Contest 2012?
That it will take place in Baku and we will get a chance to present Azerbaijan to Europe, to share out hospitality and to make the best event for everybody.
13. Leave us a message for all our readers and your Romanian admirers.
Thank you for all your support and kind words! It’s great to know that I’ve got so many fans in Romania! And I’m waiting for you at Eurovision! See you soon!