SAN MARINO – The surprise of the 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest revealed. San Marino, the country which wasn’t famous for the great tunes in senior or junior Eurovision events shocked us today with their amazing and stunning tune “Mirror”.

Surprisingly San Marino will be represented by Kamilla Ismailova, a Russian descent citizen of San Marino since her childhood. The song is penned by Andrelli / Josefin Glenmark (composers) and Piero Romitelli / Kamilla Ismailova.

When the producers contacted her parents and informed them that she was approved by the channel management to represent San Marino at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Kamilla was filled with delight and surprise! From then on, the hard work started – translating the song into Italian, and further learning the language; having vocal lessons and choreography classes; creating ideas for the performance and shooting the video. Her life changed incredibly from that moment on.

DID YOU KNOW?

Kamilla enjoys getting into the world behind the looking glass, and behind the camera lens – so it’s no surprise that her song is called “The Mirror”. Her motto in life is simple: “Never give up, and chase your dreams. Don’t pay attention to obstacles, they’ll go away”. Considering where that approach has got her already, it seems like Kamilla’s way of thinking is one to take note of!

INTERVIEW FOR SMRTV

Kamilla enjoys getting into the world behind the looking glass, and behind the camera lens – so it’s no surprise that her song is called “The Mirror”. Her motto in life is simple: “Never give up, and chase your dreams. Don’t pay attention to obstacles, they’ll go away”. Considering where that approach has got her already, it seems like Kamilla’s way of thinking is one to take note of!

What are the highest achievements in your career as an artist?
It seems, I haven’t had too many remarkable achievements in my career so far, but obviously, this counts as the biggest achievement of all; – getting to the finals of the Junior Eurovision!

Could you please tell us about your song, – what makes it interesting and remarkable?
My song has a very deep meaning. It is about a girl who has managed to overcome her fears, meet herself; has learnt how to live in harmony with her own reflection – her alter ego.

What do you want to achieve by taking part in the Junior Eurovision?
As for me, participating in the Junior Eurovision is a great achievement in itself, – my childhood dream come true! But still, I want as many people as possible to listen to my song and fall in love with it, and certainly I want to win!

From what do you draw inspiration?
I get inspiration from people who listen to my songs and who like them, who start smiling or begin to think while listening, – I get the greatest inspiration from them, – my viewers and listeners.

What would you say to your fans?
Never give up and go for your dream! Don’t let obstacles get in your way.

Tell me something else interesting about yourself or your song (your performance/routine (номер)), something that we have not asked you yet?
Originally the song was written in English. After the song was chosen to represent the wonderful state of San Marino at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, we urgently had to write the lyrics in Italian, – this is because of the contest’s strict rules; – not less than 75 % of the words must be written in the language of the participating country. I had to start taking Italian classes immediately, and to be honest, I have fallen in love with the language! But generally speaking, a great deal of people are working with me – voice coaches, choreographers, record producers and many others. I am very thankful to all my team and I am sure things will turn out exactly as planned!

Your personal attitude to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest? What does it mean to you?
“The Junior Eurovision” has always been something special to me, something which I could only dream of. Every time watching the contest I was wondering how kids of my age could perform there? But today I realize, if you wish for something so strong and you work hard, anything is impossible, even flying to the moon