We continue our series of interviews with the candidates from Romania’s Semi-Finals and today we had the pleasure of having a chat with the young and passionate singer: Elena Hasna.
Hello Elena! Thank you so much for taking the time for this interview. First of all congratulations for making it to the Semi-Finals of Selectia Nationala 2018! Can you tell us more about yourself? Who is Elena Hasna?
Hello. Thank you for the interview!
My name is Elena Hasna, I am 16 years old and I can say that I am at the beginning of my music career. I became well known in 2012 when I participated in a popular talent show, Next Star and since then, I have been singing in different shows in my country and abroad. Also, that moment was one of my most important moments, because my singing career started to develop.
Now, I am competing in the National Selection for Eurovision Song Contest and I really hope to succeed.
We hope so too! Can you name three songs that inspire you!
Three songs that inspire me, but certainly not my all-time favourites are: “I Was Here”- Beyonce, “Born This Way”- Lady Gaga and let’s say “Elastic Heart”- Sia
Can you tell us the story behind “Revival”?
“Revival” is a very powerful ballad with a very strong, empowering and emotional message. I knew that this song would be the right one when the composers suggested to me a collaboration for Eurovision and when they sent me the songs. As soon as I heard “Revival” I imagined myself on the stage singing it. Also, I think that almost everyone can identify themselves in this song. “Revival” is a very inspiring ballad.
What would it mean to you to win Selectia Nationala 2018 and represent Romania at Eurovision Song Festival 2018?
Winning “Selecția Naționala” will mean a lot for me; will be a dream came true! I have always wanted to represent Romania at Eurovision and now, when I know I am very close to making it possible, I am nervous, but happy and confident.
Can you tell us what your favourite Eurovision song from all its history is?
I really liked many, many songs from Eurovision. Each year I’m watching this contest and I can’t choose just one song. I also sing some songs from Eurovision. It is impossible for me to think about only one song from Eurovision.
What message would you like to transmit to your fans reading this interview?
I would like to thank everyone for all the support and for all the encouragement. It really means a lot to me! I am thankful for everything that has happened to me and I am thankful for always having my supporters standing up for me. I hope I will surprise everyone. I will do my best!
We thank you and wish you best of luck!
Elena will perform in the third Semi-Final on February 4 in Craiova. What do you think about Elena Hasna’s song? Would you like to see her on the main stage or Eurovision in Lisbon?
Author: Bogdan-Stefan Fedeles
Source: Elena Hasna, Eurovision Ireland