November 17: First impression from San Marino
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
THE STAGE IDEA
The best stage presentation in Junior Eurovision 2015: Kamilla Ismailova in white dress with crystals on it, singing on a prop stand with dancers aside dressed all over same mirror crystals. Vocally Kamilla is not bad and the lights on stage are making this entry spectacular. I think we have a winner bidder here!
INFORMATION ABOUT THE KAMILLA
Despite being born and raised in Russia, Kamilla will represent the Republic of San Marino in Junior Eurovision 2015 – and this did not come about purely by chance! Kamilla visited San Marino in her early childhood, and since then this small country has taken a place in her heart. The language, the feeling, the people and their pace of life, and the traditions of the country all made a big impression on Kamilla, who promised herself that someday she would be connected with the country again.
While she took interest in the culture of San Marino and its history, Kamilla also always dreamed of performing at Junior Eurovision. Having watched the qualifying rounds and the live final, she wondered how children of her age could get to such a “wonderful” content – and then the idea hit her. Why not send a recording of her new song to the television station in San Marino? And so she did, plucking up the courage, Kamilla sent the song and crossed her fingers!
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.
Aside from Junior Eurovision, Kamilla and her friends from the “S. T. A. R. S” Academy of cinema and show-business host a music chart called “Kids’ Top 10 with Yana Rudkovskaya”, and also present a fashion/music program called “TrYnd-Fashion”. She is also a lover of horses, and enjoys racing with them.
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!