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INTERVJU Z JERNEJEM DERMOTO

Jernej Dermota, mladenič, ki se noče zaleteti z glavo v zid, ki svojo pevsko kariero gradi poačsi, a vztrajno. V nadaljevanju si je vzel nekaj minut tudi za nas.


1.) Ob novici, da si sprejet na EMO 07 smo slišali, da skoraj 2 dni nisi prišel k sebi od veselja. Je to res ?

Že od nekdaj spremljam Eurosong in izbor našega predstavnika za ta festival. Dolgo časa sem si želel prijaviti na EMO. Prvči sem prijavo poslal lansko leto s pesmijo Vse ali nič. Pesem je delo Aleksandra Masevskega iz Skopja. Žal pesem ni bila sprejeta. Bil sem zelo razočaran, ker je pesem res odlična. Ko sem izvedel neuradni rezultat za EMO 2007 mi je vzelo sapo. Marsikdo mojega veselja ne razume, ampak kot e rečeno, moje sanje so uresnčiene. Zdelo se je, daž e vsi vejo razen mene. Slišali so po radiu. Nisem verjel, dokler nisem videl uradnih rezultatov na internetni strani. Končno. Tam je zapisano tudi moje ime.

2.) Kakor nam je prišlo na uho, je zaenkrat le želja nastopiti na EMI in s tem je narejenega veliko. Si se že vdal v usodo, da nimaš monosti za zmago ?

Slovenija je majhna džrava z veliko glasbeniki in malo festivali. Prej ali slej preizkusiš svojo sreo in talent ter polješ prijavo tudi na EMO. Na ta festival je zelo težko priti, kot neuveljavljen glasbenik. Spomnimo se prešnjega leta. Na odru EME so nastopili le poznani pevci. Letšonja žirija pa je pršila do spoznanja, do katerega bi morale že prešjnje. Izbiramo pesem in ne izvajalca. O zmagi sploh ne razmšiljam. Zaenkrat si želim priti v finalni večer.

3.) Tvoja pot v javnosti se je začela lani, ko si bil sprejet na Slovensko popevko. Kako si znal vnovčiti svoj nastop kasneje ?

Ob novici, da sem sprejet na Slovensko popevko sem si predstavljal, da so se mi odprla vrata v glasbeni svet. Vendar sem bil na koncu samo razočaran. Še vedno sem ostal neuveljavljen glasbenik, ki so mu v nekaj številkah bolj znanih revij napovedali lepo prihodnost. Vendar žal se ni nič zgodilo. Bil sem brez ekipe, ki bi stala za mano in me podpirala na moji glasbeni poti.

4.) Vendar, prelomnica naj bi se zgodila ob nastopu na internem festivalu OGAE Slovenija imenovanem Gradevizija. Lahko kaj več poveš tistim, ki niso prisostvovali tvoji zmagi v živo ?

Že par let so mi na uho prihajale informacije o nekem festivalu, ki je bolj interne narave. Nikoli pa se nisem prijavil nanj. Ali sem pozabil, mi je zmanjkalo časa ali pa poguma. Po Slovenski popevki, pa je želja stati na odru postala premočna. Odločil sem se in prijavil. Nekaj časa je prijava ostala v zraku, ker sem nastopal na Slovenski popevki in je bil moj nastop vprašljiv. No, na koncu je bilo odločeno meni v prid in sem lahko nastopil. Nastopil sem z dvema pesmima, obe od Whitney Houston. In sicer Saving all my love for you in zmagovalna I have nothing. Skoraj sem se zjokal od sreče, ko mi je občinstvo ploskalo med pesmimi. Bilo je tako glasno, da se skoraj nisem slšial . Bilo je prečudovito.

5.) Torej ti je zmaga na Gradeviziji odprla mnoga vrata ?

Lahko bi tako rekli ja. Gradeviziji in njenim članom sem lahko hvaležen za marsikaj in tega ne bom nikoli pozabil. V žiriji je bil poleg ostalih tudi Frenk Nova, ki me je nek večer poklical in vpraal, če bi želel sodelovati v njegovi novi založbi Enterfrend. Bil sem presrečen. Začela sva delati in snemati pesmi. Prišla je pesem Dal bi ti, ki je bila žal zgolj rezerva na MMS-ju 2006, prišla je pesem Priznaj, da me sanja, ki je bila pesem tedna kar na precej radiih in končno tudi Moj planet, ki se je uvrstila na festival EMA 2007

6.) Ob nastopu na EMI bo prvi član OGAE Slovenija, ki bo stal na tem odru. Nedvomno bomo ostali člani drali pesti zate in ob morebitni zmagi tudi v Helsinkih. Bi bila to tvoja velika želja morda ?

Le glejte, da boste navijali zame. Hehehe. Z veseljem bi odpotoval v Helsinke kot zmagovalec EME 2007, vendar kot sva že rekla, so možnosti majhne. Na EMI 2007 je prijavljenih nekaj bolj poznanih glasbenikov in na žalost je pri nas še vedno navada, da se izbira izvajalca in ne pesmi.

7.) Nam lahko izdaš kaken detail glede pesmi, nastopa ali koreografije ? Je že znano kaj ve glede sodelujoih pri projektu ?

Pesem je zelo zanimiva in malo "odštekana". Tudi besedilo je fenomenalno. Odlična je v vseh pogledih. Eden izmed back vokalov bo tudi moj manager Frenk Nova. Vse ostalo sledi na generalki in nastopu.

8.) Kakšni so načrti za prihodnost ? Morda nastopiti na še edinem preostalem festivalu pri nas, na MMS-u ?

Poačsi bom obral vse festivale v Sloveniji, katerih je žal zelo malo. Poleg Slovenske popevke in EME mi ostaja še MMS, na katerega se seveda mislim prijaviti naslednje leto. Festival, ki mi največ pomeni pa ostaja Slovenska popevka. Peti v živo z orkestrom je nekaj čudovitega in to bi res rad ponovil. Drugače pa bom snemal nove pesmi, ki se bodo vrtele po radiih, pojavljal se bom na festivalih, dobrodelnih koncertih in vejčih prireditvah

9.) Jernej, veliko uspeha na odru, radi bi videli svojega člana v finalu EME 07 ter seveda v Helsinkih in vemo, da boš dal vse od sebe.


Res bom dal vse od sebe in užival na odru. Hvala.

Hvala za pogovor.

interviev with jernej derota

Jernej Dermota, a young man, who is building his musical career with persistence. He is taking it easy and he took a few minutes to chat with us.

1. You were chosen to compete on EMA 2007. Is it true that you needed a couple of days to believing in it?
I have always watched the Eurovision and our pre-selections EMA. And I always wanted to apply to EMA. Last year I applied with a song “Vse ali nic”. Aleksander Masevski from Skopje, wrote it for me, but I was not accepted. I was disappointed, because the song is really good. When I heard about the unofficial EMA 2007 results, I was shocked. There are people who didn’t understand my joy, but my dreams came true. It was like everybody knew before I did, it announced on the radio. I didn’t believe it until I didn’t saw the official results on the internet page. Finally, my name was written among the performers.

2. A little bird told us, that to perform on EMA is the only wish you have so far. So you have accepted the fact that you will not win?
Slovenija is a small country with al lot of musicians and with just a couple of festivals. As a musician you sooner or later apply to EMA, but it is very difficult go get chosen. Like last year, only the popular performers, got through. But this year happened something that should Have happened a long time ago. The judges picked the songs and not the performers. I do not think about winning, I just want to go to the finals.

3. Your career took off in 2005, when you performed on Slovenka popevka. How did that performance influence your career?
When I heard the news about my performance on Slovenska popevka I imagined that a new door opened for me. The door to the musical world. But I was disappointed in the end, I was just a musician, that got a few good reviews and interviews in a couple of magazines. I was without a team, who would stand beside me and supported me on my musical path.

4. But the turning point was on a festival, closed for the public, called Gradevizija, which is presented by OGAE Slovenija
I heard a lot about your festival in the last years. But  I never applied. I forgot about it or I didn’t have the courage to apply. But after Slovenska popevka, the wish of performing on stage got bigger. So I applied. For some time I didn’t know if I would actually perform on Gradevizija, because of my performance on Slovenska popevka. But I did, I sang two songs  “Saving all my love” and the winning song“I have nothing”, both were sang by Whitney Houston in the past. I almost cried of happiness, when the audience applauded during the song. It was wonderful.

5. Did the victory on Gradevizija opened many doors for you?
I could say that. I’m very grateful to the “Gradevizija” and it’s members, and I will never forget that. One of the judges on Gradevizija was Frenk Nova, who called me up one night and asked me, if I wanted to sigh with his new label Enterfrend. I was so happy. We started to make and record songs. So the song “Dal bi ti vse” came along, but it was only the back-up song for the “Melodije morja in sonca 2006 ” festival. But after that, the new song “Priznaj, da me sanjaš”, was song of the week on many radio stations. And finally there was the song which entered EMA 2007 the song called “Moj planet”.

6. You will be the first member of OGAE Slovenija to stand and perform on the EMA stage. We will all keep our fingers crossed for you. Is it your wish to win and go to Helsinki this year?
You better keep your fingers crossed. But like we said the chances for victory are small. There are going to be some popular performer there, and in our country the public picks a winning performer  not the winning song.

7. Can you tell us any details about the song, performance, choreography? Is it known yet who will be with you in the project?
The song is interesting  and “crazy”. The lyrics are great and is good in every way. One of the back-up singers will also be my manager Frank Nova. That’s all I can say and you will get all the details, when I perform.

8. What are you future plans? Are you going to apply to the only festival you haven’t performed on, I’m thinking of the “Melodije morja in sonca” festival?
Yes there aren’t to many festivals left, to go to. MMS is the only festival beside EMA and Slovenska popevka I haven’t been to, and I will apply to it next year. But Slovenska popevka is the most special to me, because to sing with an orchestra in something wonderful. I would like to do that again. Otherwise, I will record songs which will be played on radio, I will apply to festivals, charity concerts and bigger events.

9. Jernej, we wish you a lot of success on stage. And as our member we would like to see you in the finals of EMA 2007 and of course in Helsinki. We know you do your best.
I will and first of all I will enjoy myself on EMA stage.

Thank you for you time and this interview.

 

 

 

 

 

martin perovič

Na letonjih 29. "Melodijah morja in sonca" se je kot "strela z jasnega" pojavil Martin Perovi. Komaj 17 letni mladeni, ki bo konec avgusta dopolnil 18 let, je tako pri medijskih hiah, kot tudi pri navzoem obinstvu Avditorija napravil velik vtis s svojim izgledom in kar je e bolj pomembno s svojim neverjetnim vokalom. Predstavil se je s pesmijo "Peti element", ki sta jo spisala Simon Gomilek in Diana Lenik. Verjamemo, da bo pesem, v kateri Martin opeva svoj peti element, ki bi lahko pomenil tako njegovo dekle kot tudi njegovo najvejo ljubezen - glasbo ve poslualcem, ki se znajo za trenutek zares posvetiti pesmi, ki jo posluajo, saj je v njegovem vokalu kljub mladosti utiti izredno ustveno energijo.

Po mami, ki je rojena Mariboranka je Slovenec, po oetu pa Srb in rnogorec. Z glasbo se je zael ukvarjati e zelo zgodaj, saj je svoj prvi javni nastop imel z devetimi leti na prireditvi "Otroci pojejo hite". Pri dvanajstih je bil razglaen za "odkritje TRETJEGA KANALA DRAVNE TELEVIZIJE BEOGRAD". Sodeloval je na festivalu "SUNANE SKALE 2005" v rni Gori in "SUN FLAVER" v Zrenjaninu. Uspeno je zakljuil tudi osnovno glasbeno olo. Pred devetimi meseci se je z svojo druino, starema in dvema bratoma, preselil v Slovenijo, natanneje v Maribor, kjer se je hitro znael, se nauil govoriti slovensko brez vejih napak in je trdno namenjen nadaljevati svojo glasbeno pot.

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martin perovič

Martin Perovi came out of nowhere in this year's 29th "Melodije morja in sonca" (Melodies of the sea and sun). Only 17 years old, he made a big impression not only to the media but also to the audience in the auditorium with his appearance and more importantly with his strong vocal. He introduced himself to Slovene public with the song "Peti element" (The fifth element) which was co-written by Simon Gomilek and Diana Lenik (Duo Platin). We believe that the song, in which Martin sings about his fifth element (could be interpreted as his girl but also as his greatest love - music), will have great success with all the audience who can truly devote their attention to the song they listen as one can feel emotional vigor despite his youth.
His mother was born in Maribor (Slovenia); his father is from Serbia and Montenegro. He became interested in music very early as he had his first public appearance with only 9 on "Otroci pojejo hite" (Children sings hits). When he was 12 he was proclaimed as "best debutante on third channel television Beograd". He took part at "Sunane skale 2005" in Montenegro and on "Sun flavor" in Zrenjanin. He also successfully finished elementary school of music. In late 2005 he moved with his family (parents and 2 brothers) to Slovenia, more precisely to Maribor, where he quickly adapted to new environment and has firm intention to proceed with his musical career.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

intervju z manco Špik

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1. Na zaetku naj se zahvalim za intervju ter vpraam, kako se poutite nekaj dni po MMS-u ? Lani tretja, letos druga....
Hvala vam za dano prilonost intervjuja! Po MMS-u se poutim odlino, vendar bi lagala, e bi rekla, da sem maksimalno zadovoljna z razpletom. Priakovala in elela sem si zmage, eprav je po drugi strani bolje, da nisem "pobrala vsega", saj bi se to lahko marsikomu zdelo preve. Zelo pa mi laska dejstvo, da sem bila dobro sprejeta tako s strani strokovne komisije, radijev in tudi gledalcev doma in v Avditoriju, kar potrjuje, da sem na pravi poti!

2. Pesem " Hiica iz kart " je bila poslana na EMO 2006, a ni bila sprejeta. V novi remix verziji je mnogim zelo ve. Zakaj mislite, da ni bila sprejeta na EMO ter zakaj je ljudem bolj ve remiks verzija ?
Na EMO je vsako leto sprejetih veliko znanih glasbenikov. Tudi nacionalki je v interesu, da imajo njene oddaje maksimalno gledanost, zato skuajo gledalce privabiti k ogledu tovrstnih oddaj z znanimi imeni. Mislim, da takrat enostavno e nisem bila dovolj prepoznavna, zato so mojo "Hiico iz kart" spregledali. No, na koncu je pesem postala kar velik hit, veji od nekaterih pesmi, ki so bile predstavljene na EMI. Remiks verzija pesmi je sigurno bolj ve predvsem najstnikemu krogu poslualcev, t.j. obiskovalcem diskotek, saj jih poene v "divji ritem". Sem pa od mnogih mojih fanov sliala, da e vedno prisegajo na originalno pesem.

3. Prilo nam je na uho, da ste vsa finanna sredstva za snemanje videospota za " Hiico iz kart " plaali sama s partnerjem. Je to res ?
Videospote, pesmi in vse ostalo v zvezi z mojo glasbeno kariero financiram sama, z zaslukom od mojih nastopov. Moj partner me pri tem seveda podpira (moralno, organizacijsko itd.), finanno pa sem povsem neodvisna od kogarkoli. Tako sem se odloila e od zaetka, saj imam na ta nain proste roke pri svoji karieri.

4. Kakni so narti v prihodnosti ?
V naslednjih estih mesecih nameravam imve nastopati in intenzivno promovirati svoj zadnji hit "Marinero". Z zalobo se e nismo uskladili, ali bomo izdali singel ali pa pohiteli z izdajo mojega prvega albuma. V roku nekaj mesecev bo to jasno. Kaknih daljih nartov pa e ne elim izdati, saj sem zagovornica dejanj, ne besed, vam pa zaupam, da so zelo ambiciozni :)

5. V zadnjem asu se mnogo naih pevcev dogovarja in izvaja duete s pevci ali pevkami iz bivih Yu republik. Ste morda kdaj razmiljali tudi Vi o tem ?
O tem sem e razmiljala in imam v mislih tudi e kakno ime ali dva. Ker gre za zelo cenjena imena, zaenkrat potrpeljivo akam in v kolikor bo trenutek pravnji, bom skuala skleniti kak dogovor.

6. Kaj mislite o raznih izborih pevskih talentov ali idolov ? Mislite, da to dviguje kvaliteto nae glasbe ?
Mislim, da to predvsem dviguje priljubljenost nae glasbe, zato tovrstne izbore podpiram. Glede dviga kakovosti glasbe na ta nain pa se kreejo mnenja med strokovnjaki, zato bi to polemiko raje prepustila kar njim. Meni so te zadeve nadvse zanimive in zabavne, rada jih gledam in ni nimam proti, e me kdaj povabijo k sodelovanju v irijo kaknega izbora pevskih talentov. Prepriana sem, da s svojimi izkunjami na ta nain lahko pripomorem k temu, da napredujejo imbolj kvalitetni talenti.

7. Na Vai spletni strani ( www.mancaspik.com ) smo zasledili, da ste na festivalih sodelovali e prej, a kot spremljevalni vokal. Kateri nastop Vam je do sedaj najbolj ostal v spominu ?
e govoriva o nastopu kot spremljevalna vokalistka, se mi je najbolj vtisnil v spomin nastop z Natalijo Verboten, ko smo za las zgreili vozovnico za turki Evrosong. Z Natalijo smo res sestavljali edinstveno ekipo in ustvarili nekaj nepozabnih trenutkov.

Med nastopi v zadnjem letu dni, ko sem nastopala kot solistka, pa me najbolj ogreje pri srcu spomin na letonje Melodije morja in sonca, na to energijo, ki veje iz Portorokega odra, mojo preudovito ekipo in na vse ljudi, ki so me prili spodbujat. Nepozabno je bilo!

8. Izvedeli smo, da je Vaa dale najveja elja nastopiti na Pesmi Evrovizije. Zakaj ?
Nastop na Pesmi Evrovizije, zaradi katerega je e marsikateremu slovenskemu glasbeniku la kariera poasi v zaton, je navkljub temu, po mojem mnenju, najveja elja vseh nas, ki si sluimo kruh s prepevanjem popularne glasbe. To je neke vrste Olimp, olimpijada za glasbenika in sama doivljam to prireditev e vrsto let kot najvijo mono potrditev glasbenika v Evropskem pop prostoru. Seveda imam veliko eljo nastopiti na tako imenitnem odru, vendar se zavedam, da se to zelo redko zgodi kar ez no. Je pa res, da sem za ta cilj pripravljena trdo delati!

9. Kot lanica strokovne irije ste sodelovali na 10. Pesmi Gradevizije, ki jo lani kluba organizacijsko radi primerjamo z Slovensko popevko ter MMS-om. Bi se s tem strinjali ( smeh )
Mislim, da ste Gradevizijo ob mojem gostovanju izpeljali zelo kvalitetno in z veliko energije! Prireditev privablja vedno ve gledalcev in nastopajoih, torej ima vse monosti, da neko postane pomemben slovenski glasbeni festival! Z velikim veseljem se ga bom udeleevala tudi v prihodnje, na tak ali drugaen nain!

10. Kaj bi dejali za konec ? Bi nam zaupali kakno skrito eljo, misel morda ?
Najlepe bi se rada zahvalila vsem lanom OGAE, ki me podpirajo na moji poti, ter seveda tudi vsem drugim, ki e niste lani, pa boste to postali v kratkem...

Glede skritih elja pa ostajam bolj ali manj skrivnostna. eprav sama ne maram preseneenj pa rada vidim, da jaz preseneam in mono upam, da mi bo to uspevalo tudi v prihodnje.

interview with manca Špik

1. First I would like to thank you for the interview and ask you about your feelings just few days after "Melodije morja in sonca"? Last year third, this year second.
Thank you for this opportunity. After "MMS" I feel great but I would lie to you if I said that I am totally satisfied with the result. I desired and expected to win, nevertheless, I think it is better that I didn't received all the awards, that would be too much. It is very flattering that I was so broadly accepted not only by the expert jury but also by radio listeners, spectators in auditorium and viewers at home, which only confirms that I'm on the right path.

2. Song "Hiica iz kart" (House of cards) was originally sent to Ema 2006 but wasn't accepted. New remix version is believed to be better. Why, in your opinion, the song wasn't accepted to Ema and why do you think people like remix version more?
It is well known that lot of "familiar faces" are usually accepted to Ema. It is in the interest of the national television that Ema has high ratings, so they try to attract the audience with well-known performers. I believe that back there I was not enough recognizable, so they simply overlooked my "Hiica iz kart". But in the end the song became greater hit than some songs participating in this year's Ema. Remix version of the song is of course more likable to teenage audience, especially teens which goes to discotheques as the song has that wild rhythm. But nevertheless I got lots of phrases for the original song from my fans.

3. It came to our attention that you and your partner paid for recording of the video for song "Hiica iz kart" all by yourself? It is true?
I finance all videos, songs and everything regarding my music career myself from the earnings I make with my concerts, shows etc. My partner is of course supporting me (his giving me moral support) but financially I'm entirely independent. That was my decision from the beginning that's the only that way I can do what I want.

4. What are your plans for the future?
In the next 6 months I'm intending to intensively promote my last hit "Marinero". I haven't decided with my record company yet if I will release a single for the song or just hurry with the publishing of my first CD. But all will be clear in few months. It is a long range planning: I don't want to tell you as I rather do things than talk about it, but I can tell you that my plans are very ambitious. J

5. Lately lots of our singers decide to make a duet with singers from former Yugoslav republic. Did you ever think about it?
I did consider it and I have a name or two in my mind. But since they are very respected I'm patiently waiting and when the time is right I'll try to seize the deal.

6. What is your opinion on various searches for talent shows and pop idols? Do you think that this is contributing to the higher quality of music?
Actually I think that it raise the popularity of our music so I'm fond of it. As goes for higher quality, there's lot of discussion between experts so I would rather let them decide. Personally I see these shows as very interesting and entertaining so I like to watch it and don't have anything against it, if they were to me invite to a jury I would accept. I'm convinced that with my experiences, I can help to pick out the singer with most talent.

 

7. We noticed on your web site (www.mancaspik.com) that you took part on some of the festivals before but only as back vocal. Which occasion is the most memorable?
Most memorable act as back-vocal was the song with Natalija Verboten when we just lost the ticket to Istanbul 2004. We were quite a unique group with Natalija and had some unforgettable moments. I started a solo career last year; the favorite act was on this years Melodije morja in sonca with the greatest energy in the auditorium, my wonderful team and with all the fans. It was unforgettable!

8. We found out that your greatest wish is to perform in the Eurovision song contest. Why?
Performing in Eurovision song contest, even though many Slovene artists almost finished their performing after Eurosong, to my opinion, is the greatest wish for everyone in our business. The contest is the Olympics for musicians and I personally think that this contest is the greatest confirmation for the musicians in European area. Naturally I have a high hope to perform once on this prominent stage but I am aware that this seldom happens over night. But it is true, that I'm willing to work hard for achieving this goal.

9. You have already taken part as an expert jury member on the 10th Gradevision Song contest (organized by OGAE Slovenia). Members of the club like to compare the GSC in the organizing matters with the "Slovenska popevka" and "Melodije morja in sonca". Would you agree? (Laughter)
I think that you've done a great job with lots of energy and quality when I was guest. The contest allures more and more spectators and contesters, so it has all the possibility to become important Slovene musical festival. It would be a great honor to participate in the future in the contest in one way or another.

10. What would you like to say in the beginning? Would you like to share any hidden wish, thought perhaps?
I would like to thank all the members of OGAE Slovenia who support me in my music path and of course all the others who are not members yet but will be in the near future.
About my hidden wishes I'm remaining somewhat mysterious. Even though I don't like surprises myself, I like to surprise and I hope I could do that a lot in the future.

 

 

intervju z anjo rupel

1. Vas lahko na začetku nagovorim z besedami: Anja Rupel, kraljica Slovenske pop glasbe?
Kar nekaj kraljic, princesk in drugih kronanih glav je pri nas. Meni osebno so taki pridevniki smešni in nepotrebni. Sem samo pevka pop glasbe, ki se pa trudi po svojih najboljših močeh, tako kot tudi ostale slovenske pevke.

2. V zadnjem času se poleg svojih projektov (pesem "VSE") ukvarjate tudi s pisanjem besedil. Kaj Vas je vzpodbudilo k temu?
Že pri skupini Videosex sem sodelovala pri ustvarjanju besedil, vendar je bilo to bolj timsko delo. Ko sem začela s samostojno kariero, pa sem bila kar primorana sama pisati besedila, ker sem sama najbolje čutila, o čem bi rada pela, in ker je pri nas kronično pomanjkanje dobrih tekstopiscev. Kasneje sem začela kot tekstopiska sodelovati na večini projektov, ki jih je delal Aleš Klinar. Osebno mi je najljubše sodelovanje z Alenko Godec, ker tekste piševa skupaj in se odlično dopolnjujeva (že dvakrat sva bili nagrajeni za tekst). Mislim, da je za dober pop tekst pomembnih več faktorjev, mora se dobro zliti z glasbo, mora biti preprost, a ne banalen, mora imeti neko sporočilo in dobro interpretacijo.

3. Na Slovenski popevki 2004, kjer je zmagala skupina DEŽUR, niste nastopili kot pevka. Prav tako niste nastopili na MMS-u ter EMI ... Ste kdaj poskušali, pa niste bili izbrani v zaključno tekmovanje ali so kakšni drugi razlogi?
Na festivalih sem doslej sodelovala samo kot tekstopiska. Mislim, da glasba ni šport in zame ni primerna za tekmovanje. Vem, koliko truda je potrebno vložiti v eno skladbo in mislim, da se vsi izvajalci trudijo po svojih najboljših močeh in potem so na festivalih vsi, razen zmagovalca, zelo razočarani. Je pa res, da so festivali pri nas skoraj edina priložnost za promocijo in za nekatere izvajalce zelo pomembni.

4. Z Alešem Klinarjem sodelujeta tako ali drugače. Ste kdaj (v preteklosti) dobili ponudbo za nastop pri Agropopu?
Z Alešem imava vsak svojo glasbeno kariero, pri kateri pa si zelo pomagava. Ko je še igral v skupini Agropop, sem na snemanjih sodelovala kot back vokalistka.

5. Vaša hči Luna je plod ljubezni dveh močnih glasbenih osebnosti. Bi ji privoščili oz. pomagali, če bi v prihodnosti želela po Vaši poti?
Če se bo Luna kdaj odločila za glasbeno kariero, ji bom seveda pomagala z nasveti. Ne bom pa ambiciozna mama in je silila v karkoli. Mislim, da si mora otrok sam izbrati svojo pot in se ukvarjati s tistim, kar ga veseli.

6. Mnogi pravijo, da ste kot vino. Starejši kot ste, bolje izgledate. Kakšen je recept za to?
Hvala za kompliment. Recepta pravzaprav ni. Jaz v bistvu prav slabo skrbim zase, ker nimam časa za telovadbo, pa tudi prehranjujem se ne zdravo. Verjetno je pomembno, da se v svoji koži dobro počutim in se ne obremenjujem s starostjo. Pa pravijo, da tudi Rock'n'Roll pomlajuje.

7. Vaša skladba "VSE" je med lani kluba OGAE Slovenija zmagala v konkurenci SONG CONTEST med 32-imi skladbami in premagala recimo Nušo Derenda ter Natalijo Verboten. Vaš komentar oz. kakšni so občutki?
Zelo sem vesela, da je skladba 'Vse' všeč ljudem, ker je to tudi bistvo pop glasbe.

8. Vaša pričakovanja glede omenjenega tekmovanja in katera uvrstitev bi bila za Vas uspeh v konkurenci 27-ih držav?
Ne obremenjujem se z uvrstitvijo. Meni zadostuje že dejstvo, da bo skladbo slišalo še več ljudi in upam, da bo še komu všeč.

9. Kako komentirate t.i. "karaoke", kjer izbirajo idole, pevce ter iščejo nove mlade talente. Ali po Vašem mnenju to dviguje kvaliteto naši glasbi?
Razno razna iskanja idolov in zvezdnikov preko karaok šovov so trenutno popularna po celem svetu in tudi pri nas. Prav vsak ima tako priložnost za svojih 5 minut slave. Kvaliteto glasbe pa to prav nič ne dviguje. Na žalost kakšnih večjih talentov pri nas še nismo našli na tak način. Je pa za nekatere to edina pot, da se predstavijo publiki.

10. Bi sami sodelovali v žiriji na kateri od omenjenih oddaj (če ne - zakaj ne)?
V bistvu sem pri oddaji 'Bodi idol' že sodelovala v neke vrste žiriji, ki komentira nastopajoče,
zmagovalce pa tako ali tako povsod izberejo s televotingom, ki pa se pri nas, kot se je pokazalo tudi na festivalih, nikakor ne obnese in bi ga bilo treba z zakonom prepovedati.

Hvala, Anja Rupel, predvsem pa veliko uspehov na glasbenem ali privatnem področju.

interview with anja rupel

1. Can I in the beginning address you as: Anja Rupel, the queen of Slovene pop music?
There are quite a lot of queens, princesses and other crown heads here. I find these adjectives funny. I'm just a singer of pop music who is trying to her best like other Slovene singers.

2. Lately you are engaged beside your own projects (song "Vse") with writing lyrics. What triggered that?
Even with the group Videosex I was involved with writing lyrics but back then it was a team work. But when I started my soloist carrier I was somehow forced to write the lyrics as I actually knew best what I would like to sing about and there's of course a lack of good text writers. Later I started as text writer on most projects from Ale Klinar. Personally I like best cooperation with Alenka Godec as we co-write texts and we greatly complement each other (we received 2 awards for best text). I think that for good pop text there are many factors, it has to blend with the music perfectly, has to be simple but not banal, has to have some message and have good interpretation.

3. You haven't participated in Slovenska popevka 2004 where group Deur won. You were not present in MMS and Ema. Have you ever tried and were not selected or there are some other reasons?
I have participated in various festivals just as text writer. I strongly believe that music is not sport and therefore for me is not subject of competing. I know how much effort has to be invested in one song and I think all performers are trying their best; but except from winner all others are disappointed. Unfortunately it's true that festivals are almost only way for promotion so they are to great importance to some performers.

4. You work together with Ale Klinar in more than one way. Have you ever got an offer to work with Agropop?
Ale and I have independent carriers but we help each other with it. When he was playing in Agropop I was helping with the back vocals.

5. Your daughter Luna has very strong musical background with you and Ale. Would you help her if she would like to follow your steps?
If Luna decides to follow us I will be more than happy to help her with advices. But I won't be some ambitious mother and force her to anything. I believe that every child has to choose his/hers path and get involved with everything it makes him/her happy.

6. It is said that you are like a vine. The older you get the better you are. What is the receipt for it?
Thank you for the compliment. I don't take care of myself very well because I don't have any time for exercises and I don't eat particularly healthy food. I guess it is important to feel good in my skin and I'm not burdened with my years. And it is said that Rock'n'roll rejuvenates.

7. Your song "VSE" was elected best by members of OGAE Slovenia for OGAE Song contest between 32 songs and beat for instance Nua Derenda and Natalija Verboten. Any comment?
The only goal of pop song is that people like the song. I'm very glad that I succeeded!

8. Your expectation for above mentioned competition and which place would you consider being a success in this competition of 27 songs?
I don't care about the ranking. I only care that even more people will hear the song and I hope someone will like it.

9. How do you comment so called Karaoke where they choose idols, singers and search for new talents? Do they contribute to higher quality of our music?
Various searches for talents and stars in the Karaoke shows are very popular in the world and even here with us. So everyone has his/hers chance for 5 minutes of fame. But this definitely doesn't raise the quality of music. Unfortunately we haven't found any major talents this way. It's actually the only path some has to show themselves in public.

10. Would you participate in the jury in above mentioned shows and if not why?
I was kind of jury member in one of the shows "Bodi idol" where we just comment the participant, the winner was as usual picked by televoting which proved to be ineffective here in Slovenia, as we can see in various festivals, and we should prohibit it by a law.

Thank you, Anja Rupel, but above all a great success in both personal and private area.

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Intervju s Frenkom Novo
(zmagovalec OGAE Video song contesta)

1. Frenk Nova je oseba, ki deluje v glasbi v vseh smereh. Kot pisec glasbe, solistini pevec, instrumentalist... Kako bi oznaili sebe z eno besedo?
Univerzalni glasbenik in lovek.

2. Ko veina slii Frenk Nova, si zamisli lana zasedbe Babilon. Vas to moti ali ne?
Nikoli me ni prav motilo, saj smo bili uspena skupina in tudi sedaj nadaljujem delo, ki ne bo nikoli konano s skupino, ki slii na podobno ime Babylon 05.
Motilo me je to, ker ljudje niso vedeli mojega imena in so za mano kriali "Ej, babilon!" ali pa "babilonc". Sedaj je e bolje.

3. Babilon, kot smo ga poznali v preteklosti, naj ne bi ve obstajal. A vseeno ime ostaja naprej.
Ja, mi smo preli iz popa, na dance in konali kot pop rock skupina. Sedaj je zasedba nova, s podobnimi pogledi in ujemanjem v glasbi in zvenimo bolj rock kot ne. Tudi stare hite igramo v tem tosu.

4. Po izboru lanov OGAE Slovenija je videospot za pesem NE PRIZNAM najbolji letos v dravi. Od kod ideja za koreografijo in morda kakni smeni trenutki s snemanja?
Ja mislim da imate lani OGAE, edini dober okus v Sloveniji, haha. Spot smo sestavljali ob enem popivanju in zafrkanciji, reiser Babo pa ima zelo bujno domiljijo. Smeni prizori so bili, ko se je Clei odpel modrek in je orientalski okrasek, pripet na njem, odletel ez celo dvorano v kamermana na drugi strani. Ni mu ni bilo jasno.

5. Clea ali Jelena erani je zapela omenjeno pesem z Vami v duetu. Ne smemo pozabiti, da ima izjemen glas. Zakaj ravno ona?
Z njo sodelujem e kot avtor in producent pri njenem samostojnem projektu. Poje tudi s skupino Babylon 05. Glasovno sva oba zelo visoka in tudi barvno se zelo ujameva - dobitna kombinacija.

6. Sodelovali ste na vseh festivalih v Sloveniji. Po dvakrat na Slovenski popevki, HiT festivalu, MMS-u ter petkrat na EMI v razlinih vlogah. Zmaga na katerem od omenjenih festivalov bi Vam najbolj pomenila?
Na Slovenski popevki, tu se poje v ivo s celim orkestrom in odlinimi glasbeniki.

7. Kar nekaj estradnikov pri nas sodeluje na EMI, a obenem zatrjujejo, da jim ni pomembno, da zmagajo in odidejo na Evrosong. Pri Vas je verjetno drugae?
Jaz sem bil svoje ase fan Evrosonga in je vseevropski dogodek, obutki nastopiti pred takno publiko v dvorani in na TV-ju morajo biti enkratni za pevce kot tudi za avtorje. Enkrat bom uspel, tako ali drugae.

8. Nesporno dejstvo je, da na enem od naih festivalov e niste sodelovali. Gre za na, klubski festival, imenovan Gradevizija. V zaetku oktobra bo 10. jubilejna prireditev. Bi si jo ogledali kot lan strokovne irije?
Takoj smo zmenjeni, v tej vlogi neizmerno uivam. Ocenjevanje, ja ja ja...

Veliko uspenih glasbenih projektov v bodoe eli OGAE Slovenija.

interview with frenk nova
(the winner of OGAE Video song contest)

1. Frenk Nova is person who works in the music business on many levels. He writes music, he is a soloist, instrumentalist... How would you describe yourself?
I'm an universal musician and a human being.

2. When someone mentions the name Frenk Nova majority thinks about group Babilon. Does this bother you at all?
It never bothered me at all, as we were a successful group and even now I'm continuing the work with a new group with a similar name Babilon 05. It bothered me just when people shouted after me "Hey, Babilon". It is better now.

3. Babilon which we use to know, doesn't exist any more. But the name remains?
Yes, we came from pop to dance and ended as rock group. There are new people in the bend and get we along in music, but we sound more or less "rock". We even play old hits in that stile.

4. Members of OGAE Slovenia elected video "Ne priznam" as the best in the country this year. Where did you come with an idea for video and maybe some funny moments from the shooting?
I think that only members of the club have a great taste in Slovenia, ha, ha. We got an idea for video when we went out for a drink; our producer Bobo has a very big imagination. Funny moment: when Clea's bra unhooked and one of the oriental ornament flew across the hall into the cameraman on the other side. He didn't saw it coming.

5. Clea or Jelena erani was performing the song with you. She has very beautiful voice. Why her?
I was Clea's author and producer with her new project. She also sings with the group Babilon 05. We both have similar voices and similar tones - it's a winning combination.

6. You have participated on every festival in Slovenia: twice on "Slovenska popevka", "Hit festival", "Melodije morja in sonca" and five times on Ema in various roles. Wining on which festival, would mean the most ?
On Slovenska popevka because you must sing live with an orchestra and exceptional musicians.

7. It has been said by many performers on Ema that they are just participating but they don't care if they. Do you have the same opinion?
I was once a big Eurovision fan and I think it is an all-European event; the sensation to perform with that crowd in the hall and in front of TV must be thrilling to the performer and authors. I will succeed in one way or another.

8. It is a fact that you haven't perform on one of our festivals. Namely in our own festival named "Gradevizija" At the beginning of October we will have our 10th show. Would you like to be nominated as an expert guest jury on it?
We have a deal I immensely enjoy in this role. Judging, yes, yes, yes...

 

 

 

 

Intervju s predsednikom OGAE Hrvaška, g. Tomislavom, po vrnitvi iz letošnjega Evrosonga v Kijevu:

1. Evrosong v Kijevu. Kakni so obutki, ko se je Evrosong konal in ste v domovini?
e na letaliu v Kijevu nam je bilo zelo al, ker odhajamo, ampak roko na srce, e bi Evrosong trajal dan ve bi konali na intenzivni negi. Bolj malo smo spali, veseljaili vse noi, a ez dan smo bili na vajah ali na ogledu mesta. Takoj, ko sem priel v Zagreb, sem pogledal posnetek Evrosonga in ob pogledu, da sem bil del tega dogajanja, sem dobil solzne oi. Enotnost celotne Evrope na enem glasbenem dogodku je nedvomno najmoneje sporoilo, ki ga obuti vsak udeleenec Evrosonga. To me je resnino ganilo in prevzelo. Vsi so prijatelji, vsi so enakopravni. Skupaj plapolajo Turke in Grke zastave ter vse zastave drav bive Jugoslavije. To je fenomenalno. V vsakem sluaju celotna ekipa Eurofest Hrvatska (OGAE Hrvaka) je popolnoma iz sebe zaradi toliknega navduenja.

2. Veliko razlinih dogodkov se dogaja na Evrosongu, pa ne gre zgolj za polfinalni in finalni izbor. Kateri se vam je zdel najbolj tragien in kateri najbolj duhovit dogodek?
Menim, da je bilo ve traginih situacij, kot duhovitih. Najbolj tragino se nam je zdelo, da se Islandija in Slovenija nista uvrstili v finale. Vsi smo bili resnino okirani. Osebno me je najbolj razoaral, e ne e okiral nastop Madarske na generalni vaji - prava katastrofa. Vseeno mi upanja za napredovanje Madarske skupine Nox v finale ni zmanjkalo. Tragina situacija je bila tudi pri nastopu Belorusinje Angelice Agurbash, ko je med samim nastopom v dvorani zmanjkalo tona, a pevko iz Nizozemske je "presenetil" mikrofonski krat. Vsekakor je dobro, da se to ni opazilo in slialo na malih zaslonih. Takoj smo pomislili na dogodek v Zagrebu leta 1990 in bili enotnega mnenja, da gostitelj Evrosonga Zagreb ni ve edino mesto s tonskim mrkom.

3. Kot delegacija OGAE Hrvaka, vas je morda neuspeh Borisa Novkovia razoaral ali razalostil, saj se Hrvaka e drugi ni uvrstila neposredno v finale. Obakrat je bila Hrvaka prekratka le za eno mesto?
Seveda smo razoarani, ker se nam je e drugi za eno mesto izmuznil neposredni nastop v finalu. Mogoe sem se osebno prav zaradi tega najbolj razburil - pri razglasitvi zmagovalca sem dobil ivni zlom. Vse to je bilo pozabljeno po 15-ih minutah in vsi smo odli na veliko zabavo in preiveli prekrasen veer. Kakorkoli, pred nami je nov izziv, v vsakemu primeru je zabavno prisostvovati obema veeroma. Z nastopom Borisa smo bili zelo zadovoljni in mislimo, da je naredil dober rezultat, predvsem zaradi dejstva, da je bil letonji trend skoraj nenavaden.

4. V Sloveniji je kar nekaj ljudi, ki so zaudeni, ker je Hrvaka lani eljku in letos skupini No name iz Podgorice podelila maksimalno tevilo tok. To morda pomeni, da na Hrvakem ne meate glasbe in politike?
Oitno vseeno Hrvati znamo loiti glasbo in politiko, a mislim, da je najveji poudarek v vsem tudi dejstvo, da oba predstavnika iz Srbije in rne Gore nista uporabljala t.i. ekavine. Zaradi tega sta bili pesmi popolnoma sprejemljivi. Vendar pa, nikoli se ne ve, morda bi dobil Omar 12 tok iz Hrvake, e bi se uvrstil v finale.

5. Kaken je obutek sedaj, ko vas je videlo 160 milijonov gledalcev preko malih zaslonov? Ste morda e dobili kakno ponudbo iz Hollywooda?
Obutek je bil FENOOMEEEENALEEEEN. Tega se enostavno ne da opisati. Pa tako nam je bilo al in grozno, da imamo najslabe sedee v dvorani. Izkazalo se je, da so bili dale najbolji. Hollywood se e ni javil, so pa reakcije v domovini res velike. Vsi, ki nas vsaj malo poznajo, so nam zaeli poiljati SMS sporoila, da so nas videli, prav tako prijatelji iz tujine, vkljuno z Slovenci. Po konanem finalnem veeru je priel do nas tudi Boris in se nam zahvalil za podporo in glasno navijanje. Prav tako so nae slike izle v mnogih asnikih na Hrvakem in v Makedoniji.

6. Angelica Agurbash. Sliali smo, da se je njena promocija Belorusije konala drugae, kot je prvotno nartovala.
Omenjena pevka je postala legenda na ve nainov. Na vsaki vaji je izzivala navduenje in ovacije prisotnih, pa vendar mi ni bilo povsem jasno, kaj je tako posebnega v preoblaenju na odru. Celotna se je bleala, krilila z rokami kot kraljica, na alost pa iz nje ni bilo potrebnega glasu. eprav so vsi predvidevali njen preboj v finale - 4 milijone dolarjev je " snedla muca", haha. Kasneje smo zvedeli, da je dobila ivni zlom in konala v bolninici. Kmalu je prila k sebi in nadaljevala s promocijo svoje drave, a vseeno je pustila peat na Evrosongu - osvojene so nove besede: "Agurbaica" pomeni ki ali sponzorka, "Angelica" pomeni ivni zlom ali "znorela bom", haha.

7. Va komentar o predstavniku Slovenije - Omar Kareem Naber- njegovem nastopu z Tejo in komentar slovenskega izbora na EMI.
Omar je pel fantastino in Teja je bila izvrstna. Sam nastop je bil morda preve statien in dolgoasen. Celotno pesem je bil skorajda na enem mestu, brez premika. No, Chiara iz Malte tudi ni ravno poskakovala na odru, je pa vsaj mahala z rokami. Tudi oder sam ni ponujal tehnine podpore za Omarjev efektiven nastop. Kar se tie EME in vaega letonjega izbora le toliko, da ste izbrali najboljo pesem. Tako Nua kot Saa ne bi imeli monosti.

8. Kijev, Ukrajina. Veliko mesto. Mogoe kaj zanimivega v zvezi z glavnim mestom Ukrajine?
Kijev je resnino ogromno mesto. Urejen, irokih ulic, visokih zgradb, z netetim tevilom cerkva in spomenikov kulture. Ko smo se odpravljali na pot, smo se bali "grozot" post komunistinega reima, a smo bili prijetno preseneeni. Nedvomno se ga splaa obiskati. Edino pazite se podhodov, v katerih je ogromno malih trgovinic. Zgodilo se nam je, da smo potrebovali kar 45 minut, da smo nali pravi izhod.

9. Atene 2006 je kraj, kjer bo naslednji Evrosong. Boste prisotni tudi tam?
Seveda, da bomo obiskali tudi Atene in to e v vejem tevilu, kot letos. Vse polno bo Hrvatov v kockastih nogometnih dresih, haha. Upamo, da se nam bodo pridruili tudi lani OGAE Slovenija.

OGAE Slovenija vam eli e veliko Evrovizijskega uitka.

Interview with president of OGAE Croatia - mr. tomislav

1. Eurovision song contest in Kiev. What do you feel now when Eurosong is over and you're back at home?
Even at the airport in Kiev we were sorry, that we had to leave, but to tell you the truth, we would have ended up in the intensive care, if Eurosong had lasted even one day longer. We didn't sleep much, we were partying all the nights, through the day we were present at the rehearsals or we were on sightseeing of the city. The first thing that I did, when I returned to Zagreb, was watching the replay of the Eurosong and knowing I was part of that event made my eyes fill up with tears of joy. Unity of all the Europe on one single music event was in no doubt the strongest message the spectators could receive. It was really emotional and touchable. We were all friends, all equal. We could see Greek and Turkish flags together or flags of entire states of ex-Yugoslavia. It was remarkable.

2. Lots of different events is going on in Eurosong, not just semi-final and final. Which event was most tragic and which most funny to your opinion?
I believe that there were more tragic moments than funny ones. The most tragic was the fact that Iceland and Slovenia didn't make it to the final. We were shocked. Personally for me the most tragic if not shocking moment was the performance of the Hungarians on rehearsal - it was a disaster. Nevertheless I didn't stop hoping for Hungarian group Nox to reach the final. There was tragic moment when Belorusian Angelica Agurbash performed as there was a sound problem when she was on stage and of course when the Netherlands singer was surprised by silent microphone. It was a good thing that this was not heard and noted on TV. We all thought about Zagreb 1990 and we all had the same opinion, that Zagreb is no longer the only Eurovision host city which had a sound problem.

3. Was the Croatian delegation because for the second year in a raw it did not qualify for the final? In both occasions Croatia was short by only one place.
Of course we are disappointed as we were again so close. I guess that was the reason I was so upset that I almost got the heart attack. Actually all was forgotten in next 15 minutes and we could go to the big party and have a wonderful night. However we face new challenge and actually it is fun to be present in both semifinal and final. We were very pleased by the performance of Boris and we think that he made a great result above all the trend this year was rather unusual.

4. There were quite a lot of surprised people here in Slovenia as Croatia gave their maximum 12 points to eljko Josimovi last year and group No name this year. Does this perhaps mean that you don't mix music and politics in Croatia?
Obviously we Croats can separate music and politics nevertheless I think the biggest issue was the fact that both representative from Serbia and Montenegro didn't use so called >ekavine<. Because of that the songs were completely acceptable. However we never know, maybe Omar would receive 12 points from Croatia if he would be in the final.

5. Your feeling now that you've been seen by 160 million people on TV? Have you got any offer from Hollywood?
The feeling was phenomenal. One can't describe it. And we were so sad because we had the worst seats in the hall. But as it turns out they were the best. Hollywood haven't contact us yet but the reactions here in homeland are big. Everyone who knows us, send us sms messages that they saw us. Even from abroad including from Slovenia. After the big night even Boris came and thanked us for the support and loud cheering.

6. Angelica Agurbash? We heard that her promotion of Belarus ended in different way than she anticipated.
The above mentioned singer became a legend in more than one way. On each rehearsal she stirred up the enthusiasm and ovations but it wasn't really clear what was so special with the changing clothes. She glistened all over, she fluttered with her hands like a queen but unfortunately the only thing that wasn't there was her voice. Even though everyone predicted her breakthrough to the final - 4 million dollars was thrown away. We found out later that she had a nervous breakdown and she ended in the hospital. She was soon better and she proceeded with the promotion of her country. Her legacy was words with a new meaning: "Agurbash" now means rubbish and "Angelica" is now synonym for nervous breakdown.

7. Your comment on Slovene representative - Omar Kareem Naber - his performance with Teja and comment of Slovene pre-selection.
Omar sang fantastically and Teja was excellent. The performance itself was perhaps too static and boring. He hardly moved throughout his whole performance on the stage. Well, Chiara from Malta didn't jump on the stage neither but at least she gesticulated with her hands a bit. Nevertheless, the stage itself was not suitable for Omar's effective performance. As goes for EMA and your pre-selection: you have selected the best song. Neither Nua nor Saa would have a chance.

8. Kiev, Ukraine. Big city. Any interesting moments regarding capital city of Ukraine?
Kiev is really gigantic city. It's tidy, with broad streets, tall buildings, with numerous churches and cultural monuments. We were afraid of the "horror" of the post-communist regime but we were pleasantly surprised. Undoubtedly it is worth the visit. The only thing one has to watch out, are the underground passages with numerous shops. We needed 45 minutes to find the right exit.

9. The next Eurosong will be in Athens 2006. Will you be there?
Of course we will visit Athens with even more members as this year. Croats with typical red-white football track suit all over, ha ha. Hopefully, members of OGAE Slovenia will join us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intervju s Sašo Lendero

1. Draga Saa, kako bi se na zaetku opisali z enim stavkom?
Mislim, da sem oseba, ki je dobrega srca... torej dober lovek. To se mi zdi najpomembneje.

2. Sedaj, ko je e minilo nekaj asa od nastopa na EMI, se je Vae ivljenje spremenilo?
Res se je! asovne stiske je e malo ve, ravno tako hitenja, nastopov, intervjujev, medijske izpostavljenosti in nereda doma (smeh). Precej manj kot prej (eprav me je e takrat grabila panika), pa je prostega asa. Odziv poslualcev ter medijev na pesem Metulj je odlien in tega sem res vesela. Pesem je na veini frekvenc ez no postala radijski hit, pogosto pa se vrti tudi na tistih, kjer moje glasbe prej niso prav dostikrat uvrstili v glasbeni izbor. Imam obutek, da se je krog mojih poslualcev zelo raziril. Trudila se bom, da jih tudi v bodoe ne bom razoarala.

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3. Zadovoljna z uvrstitvijo na EMI, ko ste bila vendarle druga?
Zelo sem zadovoljna in srena! Konkurenca je bila res huda, jaz pa poleg vsega e bolna. Dejstvo, da je v superfinalu prostora le za tri, je kasneje botrovalo temu, da sem bila presrena, da sem ena izmed udeleenk superfinala. Sem mnenja, da se vsaka stvar zgodi z namenom in meni je bilo oitno namenjeno drugo mesto. Je e prav tako.

4. Recimo, da bi se Omar Naber odpovedal nastopu v Kijevu, kaj bi bili prvi koraki, ki bi jih morali narediti v zvezi z Vao udelebo na 50. Evrosongu?
Verjeli ali ne, tja ne bi la. Zdi se mi povsem nepravino, ker so gledalci s telefonskim glasovanjem izbrali Omarja in ta pot ni pripadala meni. la bi namesto njega zgolj v primeru, da bi se zgodilo kaj nepredvidljivega, da Omar ne bi nastopil tam, a je rok za dokonno prijavo pri EBU konec meseca marca in torej ni mogoe, da bi la v Ukrajino.

5. Kako je sploh prilo do tega, da Saa Lendero odpoje pesem, ki naj bi jo na DORI leta 2004 odpela Nua Derenda?
Nekako se mi zdi, da je ta pesem po udnem kljuu prila v moje roke. Res je, da je pesem zapela Nua Derenda e lansko leto, vendar vem, da Nua ni jezna name, saj nima nobenega razloga za to. Dokler nekdo pesmi ne kupi, ta pripada avtorju, Nua pa se za nakup iz njej znanih razlogov, ni odloila. Andrej Babi (bil je tudi back vokalist na EMI), ki me je e slial peti na nastopih, pa tudi nekaj mojih posnetkov je e slial, je glede na sliano sklepal, da bi lahko dobro izvedla njegovo pesem. Ker je bil Werner takrat na Hrvakem poslovno, ga je avtor poprosil, e lahko omenjeno pesem odnese meni. Bila mi je ve. Kupila sem jo in prijavila na EMO. Prej pa smo posodobili aranma, napisala pa sem tudi slovensko besedilo. Prej je namre obstajalo le v anglekem in hrvakem jeziku.

6. Morda skladba Metulj predstavlja za Va nov izziv, spremembo v Vai dosedanji karieri ali je to morda zgolj samo trenutno? Poleg tega e, katera je Vaa najljuba slovenska pevka.
Pesem me je resnino pripeljala do nekega novega kriia. Odloila pa sem se, da svojih zvestih poslualcev ne bom zapustila, saj imam zabavno glasbo v resnici rada. Bom pa v prihodnosti nedvomno poskusila z drugimi sestavami stilov ali t.i. kolai. Recimo zabavna country glasba ali etno in nekaj drugega. Poti so odprte. Vsekakor pa elim delati dobro in kvalitetno v svojem glasbenem anru. Glede naih pevk bi res teko odloila, veliko je dobrih. Ve mi je na primer barva vokala in interpretacija Ane Deman.

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7. Pesem, v originalu z naslovom Poput Leptira, se z Nuo Derendo ni uspela uvrstiti na DORO. Zakaj ne?
Avtorju skladbe je bilo neuradno reeno, da kljub temu, da je avtor Hrvat, pevka iz Slovenije na DORI ni zaelena. Konec zgodbe.

8. Glede na to, da je metulj simbol preobrazbe, se tudi sami poutite kot metulj? Pustimo tistega iz besedila ob strani.
Res se poutim tako, saj sem dobila veliko maneverskega prostora, e pa se skoraj dobesedno poistovetim skupaj z metuljem, bi lahko rekla, da imam ve vetra pod krili. Z veseljem lahko povem, da je pravkar v slovenski prostor poletel single Metulj - ploa, na kateri je zbranih 8 jezikovnih in stilskih razliic uspenice Metulj.

9. Sedaj, ko ste zmagali na izboru kluba OGAE Slovenija na tekmovanju za Second Chance, kako bi komentirali dejstvo, da je lane kluba prepriala Vaa pesem Metulj in da jo bo v nekaj asa slialo skoraj pol milijona Evropejcev?
Saj ne vem, kaj naj reem. Resnino hvala... in... zelo sem vesela!

10. Morda razmiljate o kakem svojem koncertu, kjer bi bili za spremembo pri Vas povabljeni veliki pevski estradniki in ne obratno, kot je do sedaj. Kakor vem, samostojnega koncerta e niste imeli.
Res je, da ga nisem imela, kakor je tudi res, da zelo veliko razmiljam o tem. Predvsem bi rada videla, da bi bil projekt izpeljan na kvalitetno visokem nivoju, z izjemnimi glasbeniki in tudi dodatki, ki bi jih elela imeti v smislu odrskega spektakla. Ideja je precej kompleksna in organizacijsko zahtevna, zato se tega podviga e vnaprej bojim. Ko bo do njega prilo, pa srno upam, da bo uspeen. e pred tem pa jeseni nartujem izid svojega novega albuma.

11. Se lahko dvojec Saa Lendero in Miha Herzog primerja z duom Platin glede svojega dela?
Takoj na zaetku moram povedati, da sta za moj okus Simon in Diana izjemna in tudi njun nastop na Evrosongu sem pospremila s kurjo poltjo in solzami v oeh, tako sem bila ponosna na njiju. Pevsko sta bila namre res med najboljimi. Drugae pa smo si precej podobni glede dela, tudi midva imava namre doma svoj snemalni studio, sama pieva besedila ali aranmaje, tudi midva sva zasebno par, nekaj asa tudi iviva skupaj.

12. Mislite, da izbira raznih talentov, idolov in ostalih novih pevcev ali pevk v Sloveniji dviguje kvaliteto na nai sceni?
Moje mnenje je, da razna tekmovanja res poskrbijo za kaknega novega pevca, ki zna zelo dobro peti in ima karizmo, a vseeno bi o dviganju kvalitete vseeno teko govorili.

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13. Miha Herzog je lani s skupino Pop Design nastopil na predizboru EMA 2004, Vi pa na letonji. Ste kdaj razmiljali o kaknem skupnem nastopu ali morda, da bi prepevala skupaj?
Z Mihom imava e nekaj skupnih duetov, vendar jih res nisva preve izpostavljala, razen morda pesmi Sunce izlazi in Ti si, s katerima sva lani in predlani tekmovala na mednarodnem festivalu Marco Polo na Koruli, ter z njima obakrat osvojila zlato. V prihodnosti bova morda e kdaj poskusila skupaj. Kdo ve.

Saa Lendero, klub OGAE Slovenija Vam eli veliko uspenih projektov v prihodnosti.

Interview with Saša Lendero

1. Dear Saa, how would you describe yourself in one sentence?
I think I am a person with a good heart. therefore good person. I think that's the most important.

2. Has your life changed after performing on Ema?
Yes, it has. Even less time for myself, I'm always in a hurry, performances, interviews, media exposure and untidiness at home (laughter), but absolutely less free time. I have received great response from the audience and media with the song "Metulj" and I am very thrilled. The song became a great hit on almost all radio stations even on those which usually don't play "my" music. I have a feeling that the number of my audience expended greatly. I will do my best in the future not to disappoint them.

3. Were you satisfied with the second place on Ema?
I am very satisfied and happy. The competition was really hard besides all, I was sick and had a sore throat. I was extremely happy that I reached the super-final as there were only three places available. I strongly believe that each thing happens with the reason and for me the destiny was to achieve the second place. It's all right.

4. Let us say that Omar would call off his performance in Kiev, what would be the first steps you would have to for your performance on the 50th Eurosong?
Believe it or not I wouldn't go there. I think that this would be totally wrong as people choose Omar with the televoting and therefore this path wasn't meant to me. I would replace him just in case something unpredictable happened but even the deadline for final decision was on the end of March therefore there's no possibility for me to go.

5. Can you explain us how it is possible that Saa Lendero sings the song which it was supposed to be sung by Nua Derenda on Dora 2004?
It seems that this song came to me by some weird coincidence. It is true that Nua Derenda supposed to sing this song last year but I know she is not angry with me as she has no ground for it. As long someone doesn't purchase the song it belongs to the author; and Nua haven't decided to purchase the song for reasons known just to her. Andrej Babi (he was a back singer on Ema) heard me singing on the stage and also he heard some of my songs, so he concluded that I could interpret the song well. As Werner was in Croatia that time he asked him if he can bring the song to me. I liked the song. I bought it and applied it to Ema. But before that we renewed the song, I wrote the Slovene lyrics as before it had only lyrics in English and Croatian language.

6. Perhaps the song Metulj represent for you new challenge, the change for your carrier or it's just unique occurrence? And furthermore which Slovene singer is your favorite?
The song truly led me to a new crossing. I decided that I won't abandon my loyal listeners as I really like pop music. But I will try new styles in the future; country music or ethno or something different. There are quite a few paths open. In every way I want to produce quality songs in my style. As goes for Slovene singers; I couldn't make a decision, there are quite a lot of good singers. I particularly like the vocal and interpretation of Ana Deman.

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7. The song, in the original named "Poput leptira", sang by Nua Derenda wasn't successful in classifying for Dora. Why not?
It was said unofficially to the author of the song that even though he is from Croatia, the singer from Slovenia on Dora isn't welcome. End of story.

8. As the butterfly is the symbol of transformation do you feel as you were butterfly yourself? Let us put the one in the lyrics beside.
Indeed I feel like a butterfly as I gained lots of free space; if I identify myself with the butterfly I could say that I have more wings under my wings. I can gladly tell you that the single Metulj was just released in Slovenia with 8 different language and style variants.

9. Now that you've won the OGAE Slovenia second chance contest, how would you comment the fact that the members of the club persuaded your song Metulj and that the song will be heard by almost half a million Europeans?
I really don't know what to say. Thank you very much. and. I'm very happy.

10. Do you consider organizing your own concert, where to the contrary to so far you would invite Slovene lead singers and not the other way around? As far as I know you haven't had your own concert yet.
It's true I didn't have a concert on my own yet and I'm thinking about it a lot. Above all I want the project to be performed on the high quality level with some exceptional musicians and great stage spectacle. The idea is very complex and organizational demanding so I'm in advance very afraid of it. But when it comes to it I hope it will be a success. But before the concert I'm planning a new album in autumn.

11. Can the duo Saa Lendero and Miha Herzog be compared to duo Platin regarding one's work?
Straight away I must tell that for my taste Simon and Diana are amazing and as well their performance at Eurosong was great, I watched them with tears in my eyes; I was so proud of them. We are quite alike regarding our work, we too have a record studio at home, we write lyrics and produce, we are couple too and we live together for quite a while.

12. Do you think that choosing various talents, idols and other new singers raises the quality of Slovene music scene?
I think that various competitions do provides some new singers who can sing well and have charisma but nevertheless one can hardly say that this raises quality.

13. Miha Herzog was on Ema 2004 last year with the group Pop design, and you were on this years Ema. Have you ever considered joint performance?
We have some duets but we haven't exposed it too much except for songs "Sunce izlazi" and "Ti si" whit which we performed on international festival Marco Polo on Korcula last year and the year before. On both occasions we received gold. In future we might try it again, you never know.

 

Intervju s predsednikom kluba OGAE Malta Deo Grechom

Klub ustanovljen : 1993 pod okriljem Nazzareno Micallef ter po nekaj letih mirovanja leta 2000 pod vodstvom Dea Grecha
tevilo lanov : 66
Predsednik : Deo Grech
Povprena starost lanov : 23 let

Gospod Deo Grech, kako bi v kratkem predstavili klub?
Klub OGAE Malta je sam po sebi seveda dober predstavnik vsega dogajanja o Evrosongu na domaih tleh. S skupnimi momi delujemo na radiu in TV postaji Super One Radio, kjer je veliko kreatorjev o vsem, kar je povezanega z Evrosongom ter tekmovanji v druini OGAE. Klub ima svojo spletno stran, ki je zelo obiskana na Malti ter tudi iz tujine.

Na Malti je Evrosong zelo popularen. Zaradi tega imate seveda tudi veliko lanov, kajne?
Relativno seveda. V preteklosti je bilo manj, kot 10 lanov, kasneje pa je predvsem s pomojo medijev lanstvo naraslo za kar 600% in je sedaj, kot e reeno 66.

Kaken dele (v odstotkih) je lanstvo v klubu glede na prebivalstvo?
Na Malti je 400.000 prebivalcev, lanov je 66, torej je dele 0,0165%. Zelo veliko glede na ostale Evropske drave, predvsem velike.

Imate morda v klubu kakne zabave, sreanja, kjer se lahko sreujete, kot nekateri recimo "Eurosong party?"
lani kluba se dobivamo predvsem za raznorazna glasovanja, kar je vedno dobrodolo, saj takrat poskrbimo tudi za nadgradnjo vseh dosedanjih predlogov in dosedanjega dela.

Sam ste moderator enournega ova na radiu Super One Radio. Koliko asa e delate tam in kako se je vse skupaj zaelo?
Leta 1997 sem zael delati na omenjeni postaji, v istem kompeksu je tudi TV postaja. Zaelo se je s ketsko glasbo imenovano "Keltika". Kasneje se mi je utrnila ideja o Evrosongu - soroden ov, katerega so takratni uredniki odobrili in po 5-ih letih e vedno uspeno deluje.Na nai spletni strani so podatki glede ova, vabljeni k posluanju.

Imate poleg predsednikovanja tudi ostale funkcije ali imate v klubu tudi ve pomoi lanov?
Kot predsednik kluba imam zelo veliko dela, saj je za omenjeno funkcijo potrebno veliko dela.Seveda po funkcijah ni nobenega ve v vodstvu, a vseeno to ne pomeni, da v OGAE Malta lani ne pomagajo pri delu. Preve bi bilo vsega za eno samo osebo. Seveda se moram vsem lanom, ki pomagajo v OGAE Malta od srca zahvaliti.

Koliko asa ste predsednik OGAE Malta in koliko asa e boste (eleli)?
Od leta 2000 sem na mestu predsednika OGAE Malta in seveda kljub temu, da je delo naporno, stresno ter zavzema tudi veliko prostega asa, sem se odloil, da bom predsednik kluba OGAE Malta, vse dokler me bodo lani hoteli za predsednika.

Letos ste si prvi v ivo ogledali Evrosong v Kijevu. Kateri dogodek je naredil na Vas e posebej izjemno dober vtis?
Generalno gledano je bilo vse skupaj izjemen dogodek. Teko je opisati, kaj mi pomeni ta izkunja, saj sem tam uival vsako sekundo. Posebno doivetje je bil ogled CHIARE (predstavnica Malte letos, op.p.). Poleg tega, da je delovala tudi na vajah zelo samozavestno in je mnogim vlivala veliko pozitivne energije, so njen nastop, pesem in ostale dodatke ostali obiskovalci sprejeli z navduenjem. Seveda sem bil ponosen, da sem iz Malte.

Kaj Vi mislite o "novem" nainu izbora zmagovalne pesmi Evrosonga (telefonsko glasovanje oz. televoting, brez orkestra)
Mnogokateri se pritoujejo, da si sosedske drave podeljujejo med seboj glasove. Globalno gledano je to res, a vseeno Malta nima nobenih sosedov in poglejte rezultat letonjega Evrosonga. Chiara je blestela. Prav tako Ira Losco leta 2002.Glede orkestra je tako, da seveda Evrosong ne bi el v tej smeri, kajti mnoge uspenice iz zadnjih let ne bi bile to, kar so, e bi e vedno imeli orkester. Ne predstavljam si, kako bi nekatere pesmi poskuali narediti v povezavi z orkestrom.

Kaj veste do sedaj o Sloveniji oziroma klubu OGAE Slovenija?
Pravzaprav sem e bil v Vai bliini, pa eprav v Srbiji in rni Gori ter na Hrvakem. Upam, da se vidimo v Sloveniji v blinji prihodnosti, ob zmagi Slovenije na Evrosongu. Iskreno povedano je zame Slovenija neznanka, razen kar sem ujel na videospotu 1997 Tanje Ribi in pesmi "Zbudi se". V videu je mnogo lepih detaljev ter lepih gradov. Od vseh nastopajoih na Evrosongu mi je ravno Tanjin "Zbudi se" ostal v izjemnem spominu in zame osebno je to e vedno Vaa najbolja pesem poslana na Evrosong. Vedno pa preko interneta spremljam Va izbor EMA. Letos mi je zelo al, da ni prila na Evrosong Saa Lendero in njen "Metulj". Kar pa ne pomeni, da nima zelo velikih monosti za zmago na Second chance. Upam, da bosta kluba OGAE Slovenija in OGAE Malta razvila izjemno sodelovanje in pravo prijateljstvo. Ker sem imel prilonost spoznati dva Vaa lana v vodstvu kluba in, e ste vsi takni, kot onadva, potem ste neverjetni. Bravo!! Za konec e predstavniki iz Malte na letonjih tekmovanjih OGAE: ogae 2nd chance: "Dejavu" by Olivia Lewis, ogae song contest: "Love me or Hate me" by Ira Losco ter ogae video contest: "I'm in love again" by Ira Losco

Ve o OGAE Malta si lahko pogledate na http://www.malta.ogae.net

Interview with president of oGAE Malta Deo Grech

Club found: 1993 under Nazzareno Micallef and after few years of pause 2000 under Deo Grech
Number of members: 66
President: Deo Grech
Average age: 23

1. Mr. Deo Grech, how would you briefly describe your club?
Club OGAE Malta is good representative of everything related to Eurovision song contest on Malta. Together we operate on radio and TV station Super One Radio, where we create program dedicated to Eurovision song contest and all of OGAE contests. The club has its own web page, which is very well visited on Malta and from abroad.

2. Eurovision song contest is very popular on Malta. Therefore you have quite a large number of members.
Relatively speaking; in the past there were just 10 members, later with the help of media the membership rose for 600% and now we have as we already said, 66 members.

3. What percentage is this in the relationship to all population on Malta?
We have approximately 400.000 residents, so the percentage is 0.0165%. Large percentage by comparison with other European countries, especially when compare to big countries.

4. Does your club have parties, meetings where you can get together; like something like "Eurosong party?"
Club members meet for various occasions; that's good there we can upgrade all previous suggestions and our previous work.

5. You are leader of one-hour show on Super One Radio in Malta. How long have you been working there and how has everything begun?
I have started to work there in year 1997. In the same complex, where the radio is, there's a well known TV station. It all started with Celtic music called "Celtica". Later I got an idea about Eurovision song contest music - it was a kind of show which managers approved and after 5 years it's still very popular. On our web page there's data regarding the show, so please tune in.

6. What other functions do you have besides being the president of the club? Do you do all the work by yourself or do your members help you a lot?
As the president of the club I have lots to do, it takes a whole man to lead such a club. There's actually no one in the "management" but that doesn't mean that OGAE Malta club members don't help. It would be way too much work for just one person. Of course I have to say my thanks to all of OGAE Malta members who help me.

7. How long have you been the president and for how long are you planning to be the president?
I have been president since 2000 and even though all the stress, hard work and how time consuming it all is, I decided that I'll be president as long as members will want me to be one.

8. You have been on Eurovision song contest for the first time in Kiev. Which event was for you the most memorable?
Generally speaking the whole event was exceptional. It is hard to describe what this experience means for me as I have enjoyed every minute of it. The special experience was of course was Chiara's performance. She was very confident on the rehearsal; she managed to present lots of positive energy and furthermore her performance, song and everything were great.

9. How do you feel about televoting and lack of orchestra in Eurovision?
There are lots of complaints that neighboring countries gives votes to each other. Overall that's true but Malta doesn't have any neighbors; but look at the result of this year Eurovision song contest. Chiara was superb; likewise Ira Losco in 2002. As goes for orchestra; Eurovision song contest couldn't be like it is now if the there was still orchestra on the stage. I can not imagine how these songs would sound with an orchestra.

10. What do you know about Slovenia or OGAE Slovenia club?
I was actually in your "neighborhood" I visited Serbia and Montenegro and Croatia. I hope we will see each other soon in Slovenia, when you win Eurovision song contest. I must confess I don't know much about Slovenia, it's a mystery to me. Except what I could see in the video of Tanja Ribi's song "Zbudi se" in 1997. There are lots of nice details and beautiful castles. Tanja's "Zbudi se" is for me the best song you've sent to ESC. I actually watch EMA every year over the internet; I was very sorry that Saa Lendero and her "Metulj" was not the winner this year. Well that way she has got a great chance on this year OGAE Second Chance. I hope OGAE Slovenia and OGAE Malta will develop great cooperation and a true friendship. I had a chance to meet two of your members and if all of you are like them, you are fantastic. Bravo! I saved the best for last to tell you; Malta's representatives on this year OGAE competitions: ogae 2nd chance: "Dejavu" by Olivia Lewis, ogae song contest: "Love me or Hate me" by Ira Losco and ogae video contest: "I'm in love again" by Ira Losco.

More about OGAE Malta: http://www.malta.ogae.net

 

 

Intervju s predsednikom kluba OGAE Rusija Vladom Yakovljem

Klub ustanovljen : 8.oktober 2000
tevilo lanov : 182
Predsednik : Vlad Yakovlev
Vodstvo kluba: Julia Olshevskaya, Irina Polikarova, Anton Kudrevich
Povprena starost lanov : 23-25 let

Rusija je velika drava. Se lani kluba sploh poznate med seboj?
Ne, na alost se lani med seboj ne poznamo. Prav iz tega razloga imamo mnogokrat zabave ali sreanja, predvsem, e kateri od lanov pride v Moskvo.

Je po Vaem mnenju Evrosong popularen v Rusiji?
Seveda, Evrosong je zelo popularen v Rusiji predvsem po pesmi Alsou, eprav 2 leti kasneje nismo imeli vidnejega uspeha, zanimanje e vedno zelo raste. To je vidno tudi po meritvah gledanosti.

Pred dvemi leti ste kot predsednik OGAE Rusije protestirali na sestanku predsednikov klubov OGAE zaradi OGAE Kazahstana ter njihovega t.i. samooklicanega predsednika. Zakaj?
Edino kar lahko reem je, da OGAE Kazahstan ne obstaja, prav tako se po pravilih OGAE ne more pridruiti OGAE Network. Ko bo nacionalna TV iz Kazahstana pridruena v lanstvu EBU, od takrat bomo lahko rekli veliko dobrodolico tudi OGAE Kazahstan ter vse kar spada zraven za to lepo Azijsko dravo.

Kateri izmed dosedanjih tekmovanj Evrosonga je bil za Vas najbolji?
Leta 2003 - teden v Rigi je bil tako fantastien, da si ga bomo zapomnili za vedno.

Kako lahko Vlad Yakovlev na kratko opie klub OGAE Rusija?
OGAE Rusija je klub, ki ga sestavljajo zelo mladi lani z veliko energije ter veliko novih idej na vseh podrojih.

Mnogo ljudi po Evropi se pritouje zaradi podeljevanja tok na Evrosongu med dravami bive Sovjetske Zveze. Kako bi Vi komentirali te trditve?
Omenjenih obtob ne jemljem resno, kajti tudi, e ne bi bilo 100% telefonskega glasovanja, tega dejstva ne bi spremenilo.Glavni razlog o podeljevanju najvijih tok sosednjim dravam je to, da poznamo glasbo svojih sosedov, mnogo pevcev med njimi je popularnih pri nas ali v kateri drugi dravi ali pa posluamo podobno zvrst glasbe.

Velik del Rusije na Vzhodu ne gleda Evrosonga v ivo, zaradi asovne razlike (Moskva ob 21. uri, vzhodni del Rusije ob 7. uri zjutraj), ki je prisotna. Kako je organizirano telefonsko glasovanje pri Vas?
Rusija je razdeljena na 6 asovnih pasov. Prebivalci Evropskega dela Rusije si ogledajo Evrosong v ivo, del, kjer je Sibirija ali na skrajnem vzhodnem delu pa si ga ogledajo, ko je pri njih jutro in sicer v posnetku.

Kakno je Vae mnenje glede telefonskega glasovanja na Evrosongu? Mislite, da bi morda lahko ponovno imeli glasovanje irij?
Nikakor ne, 100% podpiram samo telefonsko glasovanje.

OGAE Rusija, zmagovalec zadnjega tekmovanja OGAE Song Contest, je naredila seveda veliko veselja med lani kluba z zmago ter seveda promocijo kluba izven svojih meja. Se strinjate?
Popolnoma se strinjam. Vendar e bolj, kot mi, lani kluba, je bila vesela in presrena pevka Varvara, ki je predstavljala klub. Sama je spremljala tekmovanje in kasneje tudi potek glasovanja vse do konne objave in bila izjemo vesela. Navada v klubu je tudi, da informiramo nae predstavnike glede nastopov v raznih OGAE tekmovanjih.

Imate morda kakrnekoli kontakte s predsedniki drugih OGAE klubov?
Z vsemi, seveda.

Kaj veste do sedaj o Sloveniji oziroma klubu OGAE Slovenija?
Slovenija je prekrasna drava z izjemno lepo pokrajino. Predvsem je zelo pohvalno, ker za obisk Vae drave Rusi ne potrebujemo vizuma. To je super. O klubu OGAE Slovenija pa samo sledee: zelo prijateljski klub in vsi ste zelo prijazni. Bravo, le tako naprej.

Ve o OGAE Rusija si lahko pogledate na http://www.russia.ogae.net

Interview with president of oGAE Russia Vlad Yakovlev

Club found: October 8th, 2000
Number of members: 182
President: Vlad Yakovlev
Average age: 23-25

1. Russia is a big country. Do members of the club know each other?
No, unfortunately we don't know each other. For this reason we have meetings and parties often when members come to Moscow.

2. Do you think that Eurovision song contest is popular in Russia?
Of course, Eurovision song contest is very popular in Russia above all because of the song from Alsou, even though we haven't had much success in next two years, the interest is increasing. This can be proven by viewing figures.

3. As president of OGAE Russia you protested on the meeting of all OGAE presidents two years ago because of OGAE Kazakhstan and their eledged president. Why?
All I can say is that OGAE Kazakhstan doesn't exist and furthermore under the rules of OGAE can not join OGAE Network. When national broadcaster will join EBU we can welcome OGAE Kazakhstan.

4. Which Eurovision song contest was your favorite?
It's Eurovision in 2003 - the week in Riga was so fabulous that I will remember it forever.

5. How would you describe briefly OGAE Russia?
OGAE Russia is club of very young members with lots of energy and big ideas on all areas.
We can constantly hear complaints from all around the Europe because of the points given by former states of Soviet Union.

6. How would you comment on those statements?
I don't take those statements seriously even though we heard a lots of allegations of that kind. With the 100% televote it would not be any different. The main reason for giving the highest points to neighboring countries is that we are familiar with their music and lots of their singers are stars here or we just listen to similar type of music.

7. Large part of Russia in the East don't see the Eurovision song contest live because of large time difference that exist in Russia (in Moscow is 21:00 and on the East Russia the time is 07:00) How the televote works?
Russia has 6 time zones. The spectators from European part od Russia can watch Eurovision song contest live, in the part where Siberia is, they watch the contest's reply in the morning.

8. What is your opinion on televote on Eurovision song contest? Do you think that we should again have juries?
Absolutely not. I support the 100% televoting.

9. OGAE Russia, the winner of the last OGAE Song Contest, there was a lot happiness among club members and of course huge promotion abroad with that victory. Do you agree?
I couldn't agree more. But even happier than us, was Varvara - the singer representing our club. She was engaged in the competition to a great extent and she was there to see the results and her winning. She was thrilled by her victory. OGAE Russia usually informs all our representative on various OGAE contests.

10. Do you have any contacts with other OGAE presidents?
With all of them, of course.

11. What do you know about Slovenia or OGAE Slovenia?
Slovenia is a great country with very beautiful landscape. It's nice that we Russians don't need visa for visiting Slovenia. About OGAE Slovenia I know only that you are very friendly club and have very friendly members. Good work.

More about OGAE Russia on http://www.russia.ogae.net

 

 

Intervju s predsednikom kluba OGAE ITALIJA

Klub ustanovljen: Februar 1990
tevilo lanov: 55
Predsednik: Matteo Aldrovandi
Vodstvo kluba: Alessandro Banti (Second Chance - Video Contest) Federico Stufi (World Peace Song Festival)
Povprena starost lanov: 40

Kako lani OGAE Italija gledate na Evrosong sedaj, ko Vaa drava ne tekmuje?
Pravzaprav ne razumem vpraanja. e vedno pa gledamo Evrosong in izberemo vsak svojega favorita.

Imate morda v klubu kakrnekoli zabave, sreanja ali festivale, kjer se lahko lani sreujete med seboj?
Seveda imamo. Vsako leto se sreamo na finalni veer Evrosonga, tako smo tudi letos imeli sreanje 21.maja. Ponavadi se dobimo v Livornu, zraven Firenc, kjer najamemo kino dvorano in uivamo. eprav gledamo preko panske televizije TVE v ivo s prekrasnim Dolby Sound Stereo.

San Remo je najveji italijanski festival. Se ga udeleujete kot lani kluba in ali ga tudi promovirate preko Vaih meja?
Sam osebno e nikoli nisem bil na festivalu v San Remu, ampak dva lana iz naega kluba OGAE Italija odideta na omenjeni festival v lastni reiji. Obiskovalci morajo kupiti vstopnice za vseh pet dni, cene pa so naravnost zasoljene. Enodnevne vstopnice namre ni mogoe kupiti. Drugae pa San Remo festival promoviramo tudi v OGAE revijah (Vision ter EuroSong News). Po konanem festivalu prav iz omenjenega izbiramo sodelujoe na festivalih OGAE (Song Contest ali Video Contest). Mnogokrat se iz tujine zanimajo za nakup zgoenke, a jim na alost ustreemo le s kopijo.

Poznamo Italijansko zvrst glasbe zlasti z nastopov na Evrosongu v letih 1980 ter popevk iz San Rema. Mislite, da bi Italija animirala in zanimala ostale po Evropi, e bi ponovno sodelovala na Evrosongu?
Predvsem je najpomembneje, kakno skladbo bi Italija poslala na Evrosong, e bi tam sodelovala. e bi poslali pesem, ki bi imela e t.i. 10000 e slianih verzij dosedanjih skladb v enem mislim, da je bolje tako, kot je in, da e naprej ne sodelujemo na tekmovanju. Srno upam, da bi se Italija vrnila z etno glasbo v stilu "Lane moje" ter "Rimi Rimi Ley". S tem bi mnogo pridobila. Res pa je, da bi morali pri EBU-ju malo zamisliti, saj se zadnji Evrosongi zelo pribliujejo MTV-jevim t.i. "Music Award's" in tudi pevci, ki jih nacionalne postaje poiljajo na Evrosong so neznani in popolni amaterji. Obvezno bi se morali otresti komercializma ter poslati ve etno skladb in popularnost bi se seveda mnogo zveala.

Ali ste kdaj imeli prilonost se sreati s kom, ki je zastopal Italijo na Evrosongu in kje?
Sploh ne. Imamo kontakte preko elektronske pote z Jalisse, Gigliola Cinquetti, Umberto Tozzi, ampak nikoli se nismo sreali v ivo. Spomnim se dogodka, ko sem se vozil v bliini, kjer ivi Jalisse, poklical sem jo in predlagal, e eli na kavo z menoj. Njen odgovor je bil, da ne elijo, da jih kdorkoli moti, ko so doma. Res prijazno.

Morda poznate kakno anekdoto v zvezi z nastopajoimi Italijani na Evrosongu?
Zadnje leto, ko je sodelovala Italija, je bilo 1997 in po pravici povedano, nisem ga gledal, torej ne vem veliko o njem. Prav tako ne o kakrnih zanimivih anekdotah. Sam sem postal ljubitelj Evrosonga leta 1997, torej zadnji, ko smo bili prisotni. Prej sem se zavedal, da Italija sodeluje na Evrosongu, a sem tisti veer prebil zunaj v diskotekah.

Imate v Vaem klubu tudi lane iz ostalih drav?
Nekaj naih lanov je na delu v "tujini", v paniji, Veliki Britaniji, ZDA oziroma v Nemiji. Imamo pa lane, ki prihajajo iz Nemije ter Finske.

Matteo Aldrovandi, kako bi na kratko opisal OGAE Italija?
Torej, OGAE Italija sestavljajo pravi prijatelji, ki jih zdruuje Evrosong. Imamo mnogo neformalnih sreanj, kar to samo potrjuje. Skupaj odidemo na pico ali v kino. Odkar v Italiji ne prenaajo ve Evrosonga, za nas, peico, ki nam je le-ta ve, je zelo pomembno, da najdemo nove lane, da se nam pridruijo. Sem pa izjemno vesel in sreen, da so v klubu pripravljeni pomagati, ne glede na to, v kakni obliki ali koliko asa bi to nekomu vzelo. Raje imam klub z manjim lanstvom kot zelo velik klub, kjer lani ne naredijo popolnoma ni razen, da plaajo letno lanarino.

Koliko asa ste predsednik in koliko asa e nameravate biti?

Predsednik sem od oktobra 2003 in ker ne potrebujemo posebnih pravil o delu znotraj kluba, bom predsednik vse dokler me bodo lani eleli imeti na tej funkciji.

Kako gledate na "noveji" sistem glasovanja na Evrosongu (telefonsko glasovanje, orkester....)?
Osebno sem popolnoma proti 100% telefonskemu glasovanju. Mnogo nastopajoi se dolgo asa pripravljajo na tekmovanje, obinstvo doma pa glasuje zgolj za vizualni izgled ter dodatne efekte, ki so popularni vse bolj in bolj. Pozablja pa se najpomembneje - skladbe. Ljudje pozabijo glasovati za skladbo. Zato mislim, da bi morali deloma vrniti strokovno irijo. e ne drugega, za zaetek, dodatno nagrado strokovne irije. Glede orkestra pa sledee: seveda omenjeni sodeluje na San Remo festivalu, kjer prav poivi dogajanje ter doda skladbi neverjeten ar. Vedno mi je bilo pravzaprav zanimivo in fascinantno, kako si lani orkestra zapomnijo recimo 40 skladb. V zadnjem asu bi imel ponoven vklop orkestra na Evrosongu popoln nesmisel.

Kaj veste do sedaj o Sloveniji oziroma klubu OGAE Slovenija?
Naj malo razmislim......Vem, da je Slovenija sosednja drava na desni strani (smeh). e sem odkrit, ne vem veliko o Sloveniji. poznam nekaj ljudi, ki so bili pri Vas na obisku in so rekli, da je zelo Evropsko usmerjena drava, zelo ista z izjemno prijaznimi prebivalci. Ker se slii tako zanimivo, jo moram raziskati. Glede OGAE Slovenija pa vem, da imate izjemno dobre odnose z nacionalno RTV Slovenija in da zelo dobro sodelujete z njimi. Predvsem, ko gre za EMO. Poleg tega pa zelo cenim organizacijo vaih zabav, kjer povabite znane pevce in pevke v goste. Poleg tega se odzovejo, kar je izjemno lepo od njih. Mi si tega ne moremo privoiti iz dveh razlogov: Italija ne sodeluje ve na Evrosongu in tako ne pride v potev, e pa bi, bi nam nedvomno zaraunali veliko preve in si jih ne bi mogli privoiti.

Ve o OGAE Italija si lahko pogledate na
http://www.italy.ogae.net

interview with president of ogae italy

Club found: February 1990
Number of members: 55
President: Matteo Aldrovandi
Average age: 40

1. How members of OGAE Italy see the Eurovision song contest now that your country doesn't compete anymore?
Actually I don't understand the question. But we still watch the ESC and we pick our favorite.

2. Does your club perhaps have any kind of parties, gatherings or festivals where club members can meet?
Of course we have it. We meet every year on the night of the Eurosong, this year we met on May 21st. usually we meet in Livorno near Florence where we rent a cinema hall and enjoy. Even though we watch it live on TVE we have splendid Dolby Sound Stereo.

3. San Remo is the biggest Italian festival. Do club members attend it and do you promote it abroad?
I haven't been to San Remo yet, nevertheless two of the club members attend the festival on their own. The spectators have to buy the tickets for all five days and prices are very high. One-day ticket is not the option. Otherwise we promote the San Remo festival in OGAE magazines (Vision and EuroSong News). We usually select the song for OGAE Song Contest or Video Contest from San Remo. Often we receive a request for San Remo CD but unfortunately we can give them just a copy.

4. We are all familiar with Italian type of music, especially from the Eurosong of 80s and of course San Remo. Do you think that Italy would interest the rest of Europe if returned to ESC?
Above all I think that the most important thing is with what kind of song Italy would send to Eurosong. If we would send a song that had 10.000 already heard the version of it I think that it is better as it is, than to compete again. I hope that Italy returns with ethno music in a style of "Lane moje" or "Rimi Rimi Ley". It would gain a lot. But on the other hand I think that EBU should consider the fact that last few ESC were kind of similar to MTV's so called "Music Award's" and singers, which national broadcasters are sending to ESC are unknown and complete amateurs. I think that they should send more ethno songs and consecutively the popularity of the contest would be higher.

5. Did you get a chance to meet someone who represented Italy in Eurovision song contest and where?
Not in a million years. We only have email contacts with Jalisse, Gigliola Cinquetti, Umberto Tozzi, but we haven't met them yet. I remember one time I was near the Jalisse's house and I called her to propose a coffee. Her answer was that they do not wish anyone to disturb them while they are home. Really kind.

6. Are you maybe familiar with some kind of anecdote regarding Italy's representative on Eurosong?
Last time that Italy participated was in 1997 and to be honest I haven't watch it and therefore I don't know much about it. Neither about any interesting anecdotes. I've become Eurovision fan in 1997, before that I was aware of the contest but I was out clubbing on the night of the contest.
Does your club have any foreign members?
Some of our members are working abroad in Spain, UK, USA and Germany. But we have members originally from Germany and Finland.

7. Matteo Aldrovandi, how would you briefly describe OGAE Italy?
So, OGAE Italy is made up of true friends who are interested in Eurovision. We have lots of informal meetings, which only confirm it. We go to pizza or cinema together. Since Italy don't air Eurovision anymore, it's crucial for us few who like it, to have new members to join us. I'm extremely happy and glad that they are willing to help you regardless of form or time. I rather have club with few members than one with huge membership, where members only pay their fee and don't do anything else.

8. How long have you been president and for how long you plan to be one?
I have been president since October 2003 and since we don't need any special rules about it I plan to be president as long as members will want to have me.
How do you feel about televote and lack of orchestra in Eurovision?
Personally I'm 100% against televote. All of the performers prepare for that contest for quite a while, but spectators at home decides and vote just on a base of looks and special effects which are more and more popular. Usually we forget about the most important thing - the song. For that reason I think that we should bring back jury at least partially. For starters additional jury award. About orchestra: it's true that we have orchestra at San Remo, it refreshes the contest and it add certain charm to the song, I always find it interesting how can the orchestra members memorize all 40 songs, but I think that it would be total nonsense to brig it back to Eurovision.

9. What do you know about Slovenia or OGAE Slovenia club?
Let me think for a minute... I know that Slovenia is our neighbor country on our right side (laughter) If I'm completely honest I don't know much about Slovenia. I know a few people who visited you and they told me that it's very European, clean with exceptionally friendly. It sounds so interesting I have to visit it. About OGAE Slovenia: I know that you have good relations with national broadcaster RTV Slovenija and that you cooperate with them very well. Above that I really appreciate your parties, where you always have well known singers as guests. It's very kind that they respond. There are two reasons that we can not afford this: we don't participate in Eurovision anymore, but even if we would, the singers would charge us way too much.

More info about OGAE Italy on http://www.italy.ogae.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intervju s Samom Kolerjem

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Dejstvo je, da smo bili nekateri ob novici, da je Samo Koler izbran za člana izborne komisije za EMO 08 zadovoljni, saj je RTV Slovenija končno vključila nekoga v komisijo, ki se spozna na Evrovizijsko glasbo, pa čeprav ni član OGAE Slovenija.

1. Samo Koler, velik poznavalec Evrovizije, kako bi komentirali dejstvo, da te bili poklicani v izborno komisijo, samooklicani največji poznavalec Evrovizije pa ne ? Kako je do tega povabila sploh prišlo ?

V bistvu sem bil povabljen s strani RTV Slovenija, sam osebno ne poznam kriterijev ob izboru, zakaj jaz, kdo drug pa ne. Mislim, da je dejstvo, da se najbolj spoznam na glasbo iz Evrosonga in o tej zvrsti največ vem, prevladovalo v tem izboru.

2. V izborni komisiji Vas je bilo 5. Poleg Andreja Šifrerja, Elze Budau, Vojka Sfiligoja ter Igorja Pirkoviča tudi Vaša malenkost. Kako je delo sploh potekalo ? Ste sedeli v hermetično zaprtem prostoru teden dni brez telefonov in non-stop poslušali pesmi ?

Sliši se sicer lepo, a v resnici smo sedeli v pisarni gospoda Igorja Pirkoviča, imeli smo miniaturni CD stolp, dobili smo dokumentacijo ( vsebovala je notni zapis, tekst ter formular o vseh ostalih tehničnih zadevah glede prijave…), seznam prijavljenih pesmi je bil oštevilčen, predvidevam, da tako, kot so pesmi prispele na razpis. Torej, začeli smo z enico pa vse do zadnje, številke 162. Prvi dan srečanja smo poslušali od 9h zjutraj do nekje 19h z odmorom za kosilo, drugi dan pa do 12h, ko smo začeli z izločanjem. Vsak je imel svoje ocene in prav tako smo prispele pesmi ocenjevali znotraj žanrov ( balade, pop pesmi, posrečene…), omenjenega drugega dne smo ob 18h zaključili.
Pesmi smo namerno že prej selekcionirali v dve skupini, da se nekateri žanri ne bi pokrivali ( Langa, Halgato band, op.p. ) in naše delo je bilo končano v dveh dneh.

3. Ko ste torej izbrali 20 pesmi ter 2 rezervi, ste bili Vi osebno takrat zadovoljni z rezultatom ?

Po mojem moraš izbirati na 1.občutek. Vsako kasnejše kalkuliranje je preveč, odveč. Prav gotovo je pomembno, da slišiš pesem in rečeš, ta mi je všeč in je potem ne poslušaš celo noč in ugotavljaš, ali je tista prava , ki si izbor zasluži.

4. Po dveh diskvalifikacijah ( Skupina Zaka' pa ne ter Petra, op.p. ) sta v izbor prišli obe rezervi, Brigita Šuler ter Cole in predsednik. Na koncu sta se obe pesmi uvrstili v finale, Brigita Šuler celo na 3. mesto. Kako komentirate to ?

Komisija ima 5 članov in nikoli se le-ta ne »pokriva« z dvema milijonoma ljudi. Razlika med posnetkom ter živim nastopom je lahko zelo velika v obe smeri. Lahko je nek izdelek v živo slabši od posnetka ali obratno. Brigita Šuler ni bila ena izmed tistih, pri katerih smo imeli prvi občutek dober. Predvsem je polarizirala mnenja članov izborne komisije.

5. Glede samega izbora pri komisiji, ste bili enakopravni oziroma ali je imel kdo večjo moč ?

Bili smo neverjetno enakopravni, pravzaprav smo se veliko pogovarjali, dajali svoja mnenja. Niti eden ni izstopal in samo delo je potekalo točno tako, na pogovorih, nasvetih.

6. Pa se ustaviva pri samem izboru za EMO 08. Kakšen ključ izbora ste imeli ? Dejstvo je, da smo slišali veliko več pop-hitrih pesmi v stilu Melodiefestivala ( Švedski predizbor, op.p ), kot pa recimo balad. Je bila to taktika ali prepričanje, da morate izbrati čimveč hitrih pop pesmi ali zgolj raznolikost pesmi na različne žanre ?

Pomembna je bila glasbena raznolikost. Nesmiselno bi bilo poslati 20 balad, mogoče 20 hitrih pesmi, 20 smešnih… Kakšen bi pa bil izbor z enakim žanrom. Slab, nezanimiv, kajne ?

7. Je bila katera od prispelih zelo podobna kateri od že slišanih/predvajanih pesmi ?

Marsikaj znanega smo slišali in seveda večinoma prispele izločili.

8. Torej, na EMI 08 nismo slišali pesmi Maje Slatinšek. Pesem je bila poslana tudi v Romunijo ter na Irsko. V Romuniji je bila sprejeta med 24 finalistov ter na Irskem med 6 finalistov. Še vedno mislite, da bi se pesmi pri nas zgodilo isto, kot pri Ylenii in ne bi prišla v finale ? Slišati je bilo tudi, da je pesem v angleščini veliko boljša ter, da ob uvrstitve nihče ne bi vedel, da se je uvrstila v finalni izbor Romunije ter Irske. Še vedno tako mislite ?

Mislim, da je vse to res, če bi bila sprejeta na EMO 08, v Romunijo in Irsko ne bi šla. Po svoje me veseli, da je kdo poslal pesem tudi kam v tujino ter dokazal, da so lahko v tujini tudi Slovenci uspešni. Nihče ni prerok v lastni domovini. Želim veliko uspeha Maji v boju s puranom ( smeh )

9. Obstaja kakšna pesem, ki se ni uvrstila na EMO 08, pa Vam je bila res všeč ?

Nobena v bistvu, niti ene ni bilo, da bi zanjo »udaril po mizi« in rekel, da si ta pesem zasluži finale.

10. Katera pesem od izbranih Vam je bila takoj všeč ? Vam osebno.

Zdi se mi, da je imela Rebeka številko ob koncu prve tretjine in Vrag naj vzame je bila tista, ki mi je bila takoj všeč.

11. Mnogokrat smo slišali očitke ulice, da komisija posluša le nekaj prvih taktov pesmi, pogleda ime izvajalca in reče : »aha, tipično zanj(o) in začne poslušati drugo pesem. Je to res ?

Večino prispelih pesmi smo slišali v celoti, pri redko katerih smo ustavili prej. Vsako smo poslušali vsaj do polovice, v nekaterih primerih je bila kvaliteta pač preslaba. Drugače pa govorice niso pravilne. Smo kar poslušali vse.

12. Zakaj mislite, da naši najboljši pevci in pevke v zadnjem času ne sodelujejo na izboru ? Recimo Nuša Derenda, Regina, Alenka Godec, Darja Švajger, Tinkara Kovač….

Jaz osebno bi si tega želel, potem bi bilo delo komisije olajšano, če bi se prijavili. Zakaj pa se ne prijavijo, pa ne vem. Najbolj pomembno bi bilo, da RTV Slovenija najde način, da jih pritegne. Pri nekaterih verjetno tudi bojazen igra neko vlogo. Pred slabo uvrstitvijo namreč.

13. Izglasovana je bila Rebeka preko telefonskega glasovanja. Kako je glasovala žirija v primeru sesutja telefonskega glasovanja ?

V obeh polfinalih smo »zadeli« tri pesmi od petih. V finalu pa nobene od udeležencev superfinala torej Langa ter Civili in Rebeka Dremelj ( skrivnostni nasmešek ). Pripis avtorja : Po drugih kanalih smo zvedeli, da bi bila to Eva Černe s pesmijo Dovolj.

14. Skladbo Vrag naj vzame, katero je napisal Josip Miani-Pipi, Slovenijo že drugo leto zapored zastopa avtor iz Hrvaške. Kakšen komentar ?

Nimam nobenih problemov, če Slovenijo zastopa avtor iz Hrvaške. Če pa pogledamo iz drugega zornega kota, naši avtorji pač ne pošljejo najboljših pesmi.

15. Kakšna je po Vašem osebnem mnenju najboljša formula za EMO 09 ? Isti sistem ali morda interni izbor ?

Glede internega izbor je takole : če na RTV Slovenija obstaja človek, ki ima toliko jajc , da bo sprejel to odločitev in sprejel odgovornost zanjo, potem pogojno sem za interni zbor. Najverjetneje bi bil to vihar v kozarcu vode, ki pa bi bil ob dobrem uspehu na Evroviziji pozabljen. Vprašanje je tudi, če bi se RTV Slovenija kar tako odpovedala 50.000 € s telefonskim glasovanjem.

16. Boste še kdaj sedeli kot član izborne komisije za EMO ?

To je bila zanimiva izkušnja, vendar mislim, da ne. Tokrat sem bil jaz, mislim, da bi v bodoče lahko bili v komisiji tudi fani Evrovizije ali vsaj takšni, ki se vsaj malo spoznajo na Evrovizijsko glasbo. Bila pa je edinstvena izkušnja.

17. Za konec še Vaša napoved uvrstitve Rebeke Dremelj v Beogradu . Bo pesem uspela priti v finale ?

Upam in seveda želim najboljše. Prepričan sem tudi, da bo naredila dober žur.

Hvala Samo, veliko užitkov v poslušanju Evrovizijske glasbe Vam želimo.

 

 

 

Intervju z Marcom Mosca

 

Proti koncu lanskega leta je v Italiji izšla knjiga o Slovenski popevki. To ne bi predstavljalo ničesar posebnega, če ne bi bila to sploh prva knjiga o slovenski glasbi napisana v italijanskem jeziku oziroma,  je to celo prva knjiga o Slovenski popevki, ki je kadarkoli ugledala luč sveta. Kako je do tega prišlo, nam bo razkril kar avtor knjige sam, ki je tudi član kluba OGAE Slovenija.

 

Marko Mosca je....

 

...kaj naj rečem... Sem Italijan iz Bologne. Imam 39 let, v šoli poučujem literaturo, zgodovino in geografijo. Sem tudi novinar in avtor televizijskih programov, čeprav sem se po nekaj letih dela na regionalni televiziji raje posvetil predvsem delu na šoli.

 

Glavna tema tvoje knjige je glasba. Predstavljam si  torej, da je to tudi eden tvojih hobijev. Katera zvrst glasbe ti je najbolj domača?

 

Poslušam različne zvrsti glasbe, od rocka do etnične glasbe, vendar moram priznati, da od vseh zvrsti najbolj spremljam pop glasbo. Sem tudi privrženec evrovizijske popevke, ki sicer ne predstavlja ravno visoko kvalitetne glasbe. Je pa lepa priložnost za prijateljstvo in bratenje evropskih narodov in tudi za spoznavanje pevcev iz držav udeleženk.

 

Kaj te je pripeljalo do tega, da si pričel spremljati slovensko glasbo? Je v Italiji sploh kaj zanimanja za slovensko glasbo?

 

Ni lahko odgovoriti na to vprašanje. Zato, ker se sploh dobro ne spomnim, kako se je to zanimanje razvilo. Od nekdaj mi je bila všeč Slovenija in v zadnjem desetletju jo vsaj 3-4-krat letno tudi obiščem. Poleg tega sem med spremljanjem evrovizijske popevke občudoval Darjo, Nušo, Sestre... Spomnim se, da sem aprila 2002 med pohajkovanjem po Ljubljani non stop slišal pesmi »Samo ljubezen« in »Še in še«, ki sta mi takoj prirasli k srcu. S časom se je strast do slovenske glasbe le še poglabljala. Poslušal sem albume slovenskih izvajalcev, skušal razumeti besedila slovenskih pesmi. Ljubezen do Slovenije me je prignala celo tako daleč, da sem opravil tudi poletni (žal le) dvotedenski tečaj slovenskega jezika v Ljubljani. Tako sem lahko delno tudi razumel novice na slovenskih internetnih straneh in glasbene oddaje ter festivale, katere sem lahko spremljal preko interneta.... pa tudi, da sem lahko pričel podrobneje spoznavati velika imena slovenske glasbe iz preteklosti. Vsekakor se s tem trudim čimbolj izpopolniti znanje slovenščine.

V Italiji je interes za slovensko glasbo majhen, no, v bistvu se ne pozna ne glasbe, ne izvajalcev. No, razen Tinkare Kovač, ki ima pogosto koncerte pri nas. Spremljamo predvsem domačo, italijansko glasbo, ki  je seveda zelo priljubljena, zato ostane le malo prostora za mednarodno, ameriška in angleška glasba sta normalno izvzeti. Kdo ve, mogoče bo z vrnitvijo Italije na evrovizijski festival le-ta vzbudil vsaj kanček radovednosti pri ljudeh o tem, kaj se dogaja izven naših meja.

 

Očitno si tudi zbiratelj albumov slovenske glasbe? V katero leto segajo najstarejše pesmi v tvoji zbirki?

 

Ja, najprej sem seveda varčeval sredstva za to, da sem potem, ko sem obiskal Slovenijo, nakupil čimveč zgoščenk albumov, ki so me zanimali. Predvsem sem najprej poiskal sveže izdane albume izvajalcev, ki so bili takrat na vrhu glasbenih lestvic slovenske glasbe in so mi bili všeč oziroma sem jih hotel bolje spoznati. V zbirki se sedaj nahaja že približno 200 zgoščenk iz zadnjih 10-15 let.

Iz zgodovine Slovenske glasbe imam kar nekaj LP plošč Slovenske popevke, vendar moram reči, da nisem pravi zbiratelj, oziroma drugače  bolje rečeno, sem zbiratelj pesmi, ne albumov. Kar me zanima, je poznati pesem, torej želja po tem, da jo slišim. Najprej preverim, če pesem obstaja na zgoščenki. Če je ne najdem tam, potem pa začnem z iskanjem...

 

Ko sva pri tem, imam še eno zelo nehvaležno vprašanje zate (vsaj kolikor te jaz poznam). Ali nam lahko zaupaš, katera pesem iz festivalov Slovenske popevke ti je od vseh najbolj všeč? Kaj pa izvajalec??

 

Težko se odločim, za katerega od izvajalcev, saj so praktično vsi dobri. Vsak od njih ima značilen glas, posebno karizmo in vsak od njih je napisal del festivalske zgodovine. Mislim, da si večina od njih zasluži priljubljenost in to, da se jih spominjamo, ne le 4 ali 5 najbolj znanih.

Pesmi, hmmm.... tudi tu bi jih lahko naštel ogromno. Torej, če se omejim le na zmagovalce, bom izločil »Vzameš me v roke, Med iskrenimi ljudmi, Samo nasmeh je bolj grenak, Mati bodiva prijatelja, Zato sem noro te ljubila, Včeraj danes jutri«. Če upoštevam še njuno vlogo v zgodovini festivala, bom omenil še »Mandolina« in »Poletna noč«. Med zmagovalci »nove« Slovenske popevke so tu poleg pesmi »Za prijatelje«, ki je zmagovalno pozdravila ponovno obuditev festivala, še »Na pol poti, Ne razumem, Belo nebo, Otok ljubezni«.

 

Te je to tvoje veliko zanimanje za slovensko glasbo vzpodbudilo, da si se včlanil v Klub OGAE Slovenija?

 

Tako nekako. Hotel sem še bolje spoznati slovensko glasbo in seveda spoznati tudi druge ljudi, ki jim je ta glasba všeč. V Italiji takih oseb nisem našel in ko sem v letu 2002 odkril, da obstaja v Sloveniji Klub ljubiteljev evrovizijske popevke, sem stopil v stik z Vami. Vsi ste bili zelo prijazni in ustrežljivi, predvsem takratni član vodstva Gorazd, moram reči tudi zaradi dejstva, da govori dobro italijansko. Od leta 2003 dalje sem prihajal v Slovenijo in si z drugimi člani kluba v živo ogledal slovenske predizbore za Pesem Evrovizije, Emo, pogosto pa tudi druge festivale – Slovensko popevko, MMS in se tudi udeleževal vsakoletnih zabav kluba OGAE Slovenija, ki je res klub prijetnih članov .

 

Kdaj ti je padla na pamet ideja, da bi napisal knjigo o Slovenski popevki? Se je bilo težko dokopati do vseh teh podatkov navedenih v tvoji knjigi?

 

Že od samega začetka spremljanja glasbe iz Slovenije, sem hotel bolje spoznati Slovensko popevko, festival, ki je pisal zgodovino slovenske glasbe. Medtem, ko se do podatkov povezanih z Emo, ki je relativno mlad festival, lahko pride, je bilo to za Slovensko popevko skorajda nemogoče. Niti na internetu niti v raznih publikacijah ni bilo moč priti do seznama nastopajočih oziroma nagrajencev...S tem me je vse skupaj še bolj pritegnilo. Pisal sem različnim glasbenikom, televiziji Slovenija, vendar tudi pri njih nisem uspel najti odgovorov, ki sem jih iskal. Tako mi je postalo jasno, da bom vse skupaj moral opraviti sam. Ko sem začel postopoma pridobivati željene informacije, sem se počutil kot otrok, ki se je pravkar naučil voziti kolo. Nekje leta 2005 ali 2006 je predsednik Kluba OGAE Slovenija Miran Cvetko prišel na idejo o knjigi, v kateri bi zbral vse te podatke, ki sem jih našel.

 

Kje si torej našel vse informacije?

 

Vsako poletje, ko sem prišel v Ljubljano, sem nekaj ur dnevno prebil v NUK-u, kjer sem listal po dnevnem časopisju iz 60-ih, 70-ih in 80-ih let (Dnevnik, Delo, Večer...) in pa v arhivih časopisnih hiš, kjer sem brskal po glasbenih revijah – predvsem mi je bila v pomoč revija Stop. V njih sem našel večino podatkov, jih med seboj primerjal in verificiral. Istočasno sem poskušal najti in poslušati tudi čimvečje število pesmi, kajto one so bile glavni členi festivalov. V začetku mi je pomagal Gorazd, ki me je spremljal in razlagal osebju teh ustanov, kaj vse iščem, nato sem se znašel sam.

 

Koliko časa ti je vzelo to raziskovanje in zbiranje podatkov? Si naletel na kakšne težave pri izdaji knjige?

 

Ojoj, potrebno je bilo veliko potrpežljivosti. Na razpolago sem imel edino poletni čas, ko so šolske počitnice in tako sem prihajal v Ljubljano leto za letom in nadaljeval z raziskovanjem. Sem perfekcionist; vse dokler nisem našel vsega tistega, kar sem iskal, nisem niti razmišljal o objavi do tedaj zbranega. In tako je leta 2010 ob pomoči Mihe Stibilja in velikega poznavalca Vladimirja Frantarja, ki mi je s svojo prijaznostjo uspel dopolniti meni manjkajoče podatke dveh festivalov, le napočil tisti težko pričakovani trenutek.

 

Si v tem času uspel tudi v živo spoznati katerega od nastopajočih na festivalih Slovenske popevke?

 

Ja, četudi sem malce sramežljiv in nisem tip človeka, ki se zlahka približa ljudem. Vendar ste v Sloveniji vsi zelo vljudni in na razpolago za klepet. Tudi znane osebe, kot denimo glasbeniki, TV voditelji. Ker ne bi rad izpustil nikogar, bom navedel le dve osebi, s katerima sem se imel priložnost pogovarjati tudi o svojem projektu, in to sta vedno prijazna Miša Molk ter velika Elda Viler.

 

Lahko v nekaj besedah poveš, kaj si strnil v knjigo, glede na to, da pač ni veliko Slovencev, ki bi razumeli italijanski jezik?

 

Jezik res predstavlja problem in po vsej verjetnosti bi knjigo rado prebralo veliko ljudi, vendar si mislijo: »Knjiga je v italijanščini, ne bomo razumeli ničesar!«. Mnenja sem, da so bistvo knjige podatki, ki jih do sedaj še nihče ni zbral in objavil na enem mestu v knjigi ali kakšni drugi izdaji. In tu niso le podatki o Slovenski popevki, navedel sem še podatke o slovenskih izvajalcih, ki so nastopali na različnih festivalih takratne Jugoslavije, od Opatije do Splita, Jugovizije... In seveda naslovi pesmi, izvajalci, avtorji so vsi navedeni v slovenskem jeziku.

 

Kakšne so bili odmevi po izdaji knjige? So bili pozitivni?

 

Nad odzivi sem bil presenečen. Odločil sem se, da izdam knjigo predvsem iz lastnega zadovoljstva, ker sem pač prišel do dna mojih odkrivanj. Je drobna knjiga, ki se jo lahko dobi le preko glavnih italijanskih spletnih knjigarn. Knjkiga je naletela na številne pozitivne reakcije tudi v Sloveniji: v nekaj tednih po izdaji so stopili z menoj v kontakt številni ljubitelji glasbe, intervjujali so me za časopise in radijske postaje... česar si ne bi nikdar mislil (hvala časopisu Dnevnik in radiu Koper-Capodistria!). Odkrito priznam, da je bil najbrž glavni razlog oziroma vprašanje za to, le zakaj je tovrstno knjigo napisal Italijan. Vendar v tem primeru nisem tisto, kar je pomembno jaz, temveč tisto, kar je v knjigi napisano!

 

Imaš sedaj še kakšen načrt kar se tiče slovenske glasbe?

 

Mogoče...Material za naslednji projekt je že... Bomo videli.

 

 

Marco, seveda nismo pozabili. Iskrene čestitke ob izdaji knjige, ki nam je bila v zanimivo branje. Hvala za pogovor ter seveda še veliko užitkov ob spremljanju in  poslušanju slovenske glasbe ter odkrivanju novih zanimivosti iz zgodovine in sedanjosti na tem področju.

 

Hmm, le kaj nam pripravlja.....