Friday, May 14, 2010
Interview with Hera Bjork (She has that special something!)
The lovely Hera Bjork will represent Iceland at Eurovision 2010 in 11 days!
Schlagerqueen: Hi Hera. Thanks you for agreeing to do this interview! How are preparations going for Oslo?
Hera Bjork: Amazingly good, thank you for asking:) Everything is on schedule and I know this will all turn out in the best possible way! My Team and I are getting very good in solving little problems with a big smile on our face:)
SQ: You have a wonderful history with eurovision. You appeared in Selma's video in 1999, sang the classic 'Someday' and backing vocals for 'Is it True', How different does it feel this year?
HB: Not so different really! I had such a great time both in Moscow and with "Team Someday" and that fantastic feeling is still there:) I decided to take this not too seriously and focus on having fun fun fun with my favorite people around me on&off stage! This is a 3 minute window for Europe to get to know me and I just wanna look my best, do the best i can and be sincere!
SQ: That's what its all about! What is the message of 'Je ne sais Quoi'?
HB: Enjoy & Love:) You meet people every single day that you are drawn to without being able to explain why? It´s that certain "Je Ne Sais Quoi" about you that I love and I can´t put my finger on it but it´s there and it´s feel damn nice;-D
SQ: Have you heard the other entries for 2010? If so which songs do you like?
HB: I like them all so far:) Some are bad and some are genius but the magic will happen in Oslo when I hear them live and meet the people behind them! But I can never choose just one song...I always love about 15:)
SQ: What is your favourite Eurovision song of all time?
HB: Ohhhh how can you ask such a question?:) I cannot choice one!! I simply will not:-)
SQ: How did you feel to get such a great draw in the running order?
HB: Ohh I cried like a Beauty Queen I was so happy:) I was in London when I got the news and we popped one Champagne to celebrate our lucky number 17:-)
SQ: Iceland would be one of my dream eurovision locations. What would eurovision be like in Reykjavík?
HB: I know it will be fantastic because we have the perfect little city to host this! Iceland is the most gay friendly country in the universe and because of that we could actually make it a true celebration of the rainbow of music & people on this planet of ours:-) Hope to see you here soon;-D
SQ: looking forward to it! How do you feel about the current ash situation?!
HB: I try to be optimistic about it! This is not the end of the world and it is in no way appropriate for me to complain over this...even though it might delay some flights! Mother Nature needs to speak out and so it is! I feel for the people in this world who have hunger & war upon them. We are all OK up here and everyone is doing their best to help the farmers who are getting all the ash over their crop and animals! But everyone is alive, getting hugs and plenty of food and fresh Icelandic water:-) So, no complaints from this lady!
SQ: What 5 words would describe Hera Bjork?
HB: Honest, loving, positive, grateful & happy:)
SQ: Have you any message for the readers of schlagerqueen?
HB: Keep smiling and life will unfold itself in front of you full of schlagers and glamour:-D Looking forward to see you in Oslo:-) Knús&kram, Hera Björk
SQ: Fabulous! Thank you so much Hera. I will be there cheering for you in Oslo!!
Check out Hera's new video: