PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO – The team of oikotimes.com has the pleasure to present you our interview with the Montenegrin representative in the 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
What made you participate in the Junior Eurovision and what does it mean to you?
It is a dream come true to perform and represent my country. I’ve been following JESC and ESC for so many years and always imagining myself being there, and can you believe, it is real now! RTCG invited me to represent them and Montenegro, they have the same system of choosing the artists, for a few years now.
What is your song talking about and what is the message you want to share with the rest of Europe?
Oluja (The storm) is about love, full of emotions, described with metaphors and playing with words. Music is fun, catchy and timeless. The message is: Young people always brings strength and energy like storm.
What were the first reactions and comments when you were officially announced by your family and friends at school?
I was so excited! My family gave me huge support and it’s still supporting me a lot. And my friends were happy also, they were calling me for weeks and congratulating me for this! They know how much I wanted this to happen.
Imagine now you are on stage in Sofia: If you were allowed to have a lucky charm on stage (anything you can imagine) what would that be?
I don’t have lucky charm yet but maybe I will get some for Sofia ☺ I just want to do this performance best as I can, and make everyone proud.
Tell us 3 things you know about Bulgaria
I love Bulgaria! Every year I go there. I was in many cities there. Saint Sava (Sveti Sava) died in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. He was orthodox monk and prince. Oldest town in Europe was discovered nearby town Provadia. Famous Bulgarian symbol is rose!
INFORMATION ABOUT JANA
Having attended music school from a young age, Jana is not only a competent singer – but also plays the piano and violin as well! She is currently in the first grade at Podgorica’s gymnasium, and has already had a lot of success in performing at international music festivals, winning several awards along the way. When she’s not studying, Jana also attends the UMS Talent School, as well as special classes for ballet, dance, and TV journalism. The latter is no surprise, given that Jana has already hosted a children’s television show in her home country!
In her free time, Jana likes to hang out with her friends and family, and enjoys the beautiful Montenegrin seaside and countryside. She says that she doesn’t need much to be happy, only her honest smile, a flower, hearing her favourite songs on the radio or and seeing other people’s happiness.
Jana enjoys listening to her favourite female artists, Jennifer Lopez and Barbara Streisand. She also love the songs of Sergej Ćetković and Knez, both of whom have represented Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest, and have sent Jana support for this Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Jana’s Eurovision hero is definitely Måns Zelmerlöw!