Elis Lovrić is a Croatian contemporary folk singer-songwriter and actress. Her first studio album was released in 2017 named “Merika” and she is famous for having the lyrics of her songs written in Labinjonska
Hello, Elis, it is
A lot of good things for which I am grateful have happened. Changes are huge but in them, there is the essence of continuing to do what I like and what I dreamed of. I fought for a long time to achieve that and now it comes true. Last summer I was a guest in Trier (Germany) singing my songs in German, which I consider as my third language I had wonderful concerts, but a special one was “Večeri na Griču” (The nights at Grič) in Zagreb, I won the jury award for the song ” Od kad te poznon” which I performed with choir Brnistra, at the “Večeri dalmatinske šansone” (The nights of dalmatian chansons) in Šibenik that made me really happy and gave me motivation. In Labin as part of the project “CA kantunić” in my former high school “Mate Blažina” they raised a staircase in which the lyrics to my song “Kolor” are engraved to, not long after that Labinjonska
In March last year, you released a new version of the song “All I really want” sung in your local dialect (
I was so happy to hear that the audience wants me to release a version of the song performed in my local dialect. Usually, it can be expected that opposite happens but it seems that both audience and radio editors value authenticity and the uniqueness of the performer, so I released the new version of my song after the audience asked me to. I love all the languages but to sing a song in your native dialect is like flying inside you and flying over the world at the same time.
What has inspired you to apply for this year’s contest?
While I was listening to my old songs
Is the song “Jušto” also in your native dialect (
What inspired you to write “Jušto”
I wrote it from frustration and resistance to all the rules which society and family put on us. The song, to everyone who
Regarding the fact that you speak five languages and that on your album “
Languages are impressing me so much that instead of candies or chocolate as a gift I would rather have a sentence in the language which I don’t know. I get euphoric when I learn
Could you reveal us a bit more about the song “Jušto” and some things about the performance?
I don’t know how much should I tell you but this time I won’t be alone on stage and the song carries something different than what people are used to hear from me and that’s all thanks to Matej Zec with whom I arranged and produced the song. I can’t wait to see your reactions!
Theatre or music?
Both! Inseparable to me. With the music I feel the culmination same as in theatre part, that’s how I write and compose and in theatre are melodic and feeling for rhythm and dynamic crucial for becoming an actor.
Do you watch Eurovision regularly? What is your favourite song and what is your first memory related to the contest?
I watched it regularly as a kid and waited for it as it was New Year. Later a bit less because I don’t manage to follow myself with the things I do. First memory I have is Nicole with her winning song ‘’Ein bißchen Frieden’’ and of course “Džuli” a year after that if I am not mistaken. How much I cheered for it!
What are your plans for the upcoming year?
With the song ‘’Vidim da si tu’’(I see you are there) I participated at Zagreb festival. I am preparing a
Do you want to share something else or you maybe have a message for followers of
I am really happy when people manage to express their personality, their dreams of course without hurting anyone. I think that the world would be a much brighter place if everyone lives with their full, positive potential without waiting for their life to be “served” by anyone else.
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