Exclusive interview with maNga[3pl-8pt(top-3)]
OGAE Armenia spoke to representatives of Turkey maNga. You can read the exclusive interview below:) 8 points from OGAE Armenia(3rd place)!
Hello! We are very happy to talk to you.
What is the main reason to take part in the ESC?
The proposal came from TRT (Turkish Radio and Television) right after the MTV EMA 2009 “Best European Act” award. We thought that after MTV Awards, to represent Turkey in Eurovision is a good chance for us to share our music. Also we are honoured to represent our country.
What it feels like to represent a whole country at the ESC?
To represent our country with a maNga song in a song contest which is watched by millions of people is very exciting and makes us very proud. At the same time, it gives us great responsibility since all our people expect a good result from us. We have to do our best !
Will you disclose any details of your performance in Oslo?
We are just preparing a special performance. EBU lets only six persons on stage and we are already fiveJ We are just working on a surprise performance which includes the 6th person.
Have you already listened the songs of other participants? Do you like the song by representatives of Armenia «Apricot Stone»?
From the beginning Armenia has been one of our favourites. We also like the songs of Denmark, Germany, Romania and Israel.
What in the whole process of Eurovision you like the most?
We do not see Eurovision as a competition, we see it as an international music festival and a great TV show. We like the idea of sharing our music with millions of people, representing our country and meeting other representatives from all different cultures; and as we say in our song “be the same with all of them even if for just one night”.
What are your plans after the competition?
After the MTV EMA 2009 “Best European Act” award, releasing an album in English became a priority for maNga. As soon as the ESC ends we are going to get into studio to create more songs in English. And also we want to make gigs all over the world.
What can you tell to Armenian fans and members of OGAE ARMENIA?
We hope you like our song. Thanks a lot for supporting us. Peace.
Thank you for the interview! Good luck in Oslo!:)
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