BACKSTAGE MAY 11: ZLATA MEETS EMMELIE
Today Zlata Ognevich from Ukraine and Emmelie de Forest from Denmark met in one of the beautiful parks of Malmo to take a walk together and to get to know each other better. The two hot favorites of this year’s Eurovision exchanged souvenirs and had a friendly chat about their stay in Sweden.
Zlata Ognevich: “I was really flattered to have been invited by Emmelie for a walk. I admire Emmelie’s song and her as an artist. Her team is doing a great job with her image on stage and you can see they are great professionals in show biz. I love the ethnic sound of the Danish song and especially the flutes in the beginning. I am sure Emmelie will do great on stage.”
The girls were joined by Zlata’s gentle giant Igor Vovkovinskiy who was also very excited about meeting Emmelie. “This is the first time in my life when I am accompanied by two extremely beautiful ladies on my walk in the park. This can’t get more exciting for me. Being here on Zlata’s team and getting to know the other contestants just makes me feel very special.”
Emmelie de Forest: “Zlata is very beautiful, she’s got a great voice and a great performance. When we met and started talking to each other it felt as if we were friends. I like meeting other artists and do not see them as competitors.”
In the end the girls yelled out together in chorus: “We are not rivals. We are friends!”