Albania 2015: interview with Lindita Halimi
TIRANA, ALBANIA – The team of oikotimes.com had the pleasure to interview Lindita Halimi, participant of Festivali i Këngës.
Most of us don’t know you in Europe so in few words let us know some things about you!
My name is Lindita. I am from Kosovo, I currently live in The Usa, and I am working on my first album here in Usa for 1 year now. I have won many awards back home and Albania, Including “Top Fest 2009 Grand Prize” , Here in Usa my second home, I have performed all over the country, sang duets with many legends like Stevie Wonder, Freddie Jackson, Ashford and Simpson etc, You can find all my experience on Instagram @iamlindita :) Just a young artist working towards success!
What is your song all about and what message do you want to share with Europe?
The song is very entertaining and Fun, I tried to do a little bit for everyone in this song, considering the fact that I havent come with an albanian song in a long 2 years, and I found the Rtsh festival as a good opportunity to come back home after couple years from Usa with something new and fun, and Of course Live performing is my specialty and something I love doing… The song itself is a break up theme, How I miss my lover etc etc haha :) nothing personal it just fit the track.
Who’s behind the song? Give us a few words on the authors of the song?
I worked with producers Zzap & Chris , the hottest producers in Albania currently, and I am very happy I did, because they blessed my music with a great beat :) I wrote the lyrics and melody…
If you could bring one thing on stage with you as a lucky charm, what would it be and why?
It would be the golden angel necklace my my mother bought me for my birthday, It just makes me feel blessed as if my mom is there with me blessing my performance!
Who in your life has influenced you the most in your musical career to date?
I grew up listening and watching Icons like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Lauryn Hill, James Brown , Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder etc, and having done a whole show duets with Stevie wonder has been one of my greatest musical experiences in life.
How do you imagine yourself in five years from now?
I really don’t like revealing my dreams and plans too far ahead of time, But of course I pray I stay Healthy, Have my family near me, and Being successful at what I do…
It’s Sunday morning in your everyday life. How your day schedule will be?
Gym, I never miss gym on Sundays, then I go to the studio for the rest of the night. I never really take a day off because I am a crazy workaholic and I love my job!
In case you win, what is the first thing you will do when you leave the after party of FiK?
Sounds exciting just by thinking about it. I would celebrate until morning light with family and friends!
Not been hard on you but as an artist, give us a reason why to vote for you!
Because I am passionate and give my 100% in every performance! and of course , true support means the world to me! That’s what keeps us artists moving and working!!!
we wish Lindita all the best in the Albanian 2015 national selection