Josie, the young star that will represent Croatia in their long-awaited return to Junior Eurovision, has been interviewed on HRT2 (you can watch the interview here). It was a thirty minute interview in which they followed Josie around the city with her friends and had her talk to Dino Jelusić, the first Croatian representative and of course winner of the inaugural edition.
They start off with Josie mentioning some cute facts like her favourite flower (the rose), her favourite day (Saturday, because she can relax), her favourite genre of books (horror), her favourite colour (red) and her favourite dessert (a brownie with mint ice cream). She also mentioned that she loves 'punk' and 'cool' styles when it comes to fashion.
She talks more about her book, Animingles, which is about friendship. The message of the book is that people shouldn't fight, but actually talk to each other and try to understand each side of the story. She's planning on making a smartphone app for the book, as well!
Of course they also talk about the song she'll sing in Malta, Game Over! She spoke about writing the song herself, having been inspired by personal experiences of her falling in love with a boy playing pool (that explains the music video!).
She's obviously very musical, seeing as she plays violin, the guitar and is planning on learning to play the piano. She also sings in a girl choir, Zvjezdice. Singing is Josie's way of expressing herself. Even though it's tiring and it can be hard to learn a song, they always manage in the end, and this is what she loves about it.
As mentioned before, Dino was also involved in the interview, surprisingly. Dino told her his secret on how to handle nerves: "Don't think about the result. If you do well, that's great, but if not, it doesn't matter. What matters is to leave an impression on the audience." He also told Josie that Game Over is catchy and has everything to do well in Malta!
There is a sneak preview of the performance in the video, with the two dancers they chose through an auditioning process, as well, so don't forget to check it out!
We'd like to thank our good friend Janko for helping us out with translating Croatian!