Bernarda Brunovi󠇀ć: “The best memories are the performances themselves. Just to be on stage and do my thing is the very highlight of the whole event.”

As Dora approaches, we contacted the participating artists a bit before they perform their songs on stage for a short Q&A for us to get to know them better. This time we have the opportunity to speak to the 2019’s Dora participant, Bernarda Brunovi󠇀ć.

F: The Eurovision stage has seen many young artists performing on it throughout the years with each of them having some kind of a background in music. What is yours?

B: Music has always been my lifelong companion. Many artists have been my musical source of inspiration to sing, write and compose. My first performances started at church and school in my childhood. With time I was privileged to perform at more and more events of various kinds, before smaller and larger audiences.

F: Tell us one thing most people don’t know about you.

B: I don’t believe there is anything that the people don’t already know about me. I do strive to keep people up-to-date on relevant things about me, particularly my musical projects – such as the “Dora” right now.

F: Who is your biggest source of inspiration in life?

B: It is my faith, my family, my everyday life… every day hides within itself some source of inspiration which I try to see day by day.

F: Did you watch the Eurovision Song Contest before? If yes, do you have a favourite moment?

B: I have listened to many a performance that was put out on YouTube. I don’t have a specific favourite moment, but I am indeed very glad that there are lots of talented artists on such a big platform as the Eurovision Good music is always welcome, wherever and whenever it is created and performed.

F: You’ve competed in the Swiss national final in 2014, in “The Voice Of Germany” in 2018, and in Dora in 2019. How did these contests affect you as an artist?

B: The swiss finals took place in 2010. Contests like these are a great opportunity to present oneself in the public They have been very enriching experiences for me in getting to know myself and my talent, and in getting to know what I am already good at, and what still has the potential to be improved.

F: What is your best memory from the Swiss and the Croatian selection, and what made you enter Dora once again?

B: The best memories are the performances themselves. Just to be on stage and do my thing is the very highlight of the whole event. I returned to Dora, the reason being the song which I will perform. The song is very much on my heart, and whether I succeed to represent Croatia at the Eurovision or not, I believe it deserves to be put out into the world – all because “Colors” is a really great, great song, and I do hope that many people will love it.

F: You were one of the writers of the Maltese entry for 2020 “All Of My Love”. How did this collaboration happen?

B: Borislav Milanov Milanov and myself got to know each other through mutual acquaintances who showed him my material. It all happened in autumn 2019. He introduced me to his team and this is basically where the collaboration of creating material for myself and for others began. Among other things that we’re writing, “Colors” and “All of my love”  came to existence.

F: What shall we expect from your performance?

B: The performance will consist of a fantastic song, an incredible live interpretation of it,  much light and colours –  and most of all, energy, positive vibes, heart and soul.

F: What do you do in order to be the best version of yourself on stage?

B: I strive to work on myself wherever and whenever I can, always reminding myself that what I carry inside of me is a gift which is meant to be shared with the world.  Things that help me achieve this are hope, the confidence that one can always improve, ambition and the inspiration which I draw from life.

If Bernarda is your personal favourite, make sure you cast your vote for her, and for up to four more acts in our poll right here:

Based on the 1 minute snippets, vote for your favorites in Dora 2021! You can vote for up to five songs!
  • Mia Negovetić – She’s Like Dream 18%, 508 votes
    508 votes 18%
    508 votes - 18% of all votes
  • Albina – Tick-Tock 16%, 471 vote
    471 vote 16%
    471 vote - 16% of all votes
  • Alkonost of Balkan (Nina Kraljić) – Rijeka 13%, 383 votes
    383 votes 13%
    383 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Cambi – Zaljubljen 10%, 299 votes
    299 votes 10%
    299 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Bernarda – Colors 9%, 257 votes
    257 votes 9%
    257 votes - 9% of all votes
  • ToMa – Ocean of Love 7%, 190 votes
    190 votes 7%
    190 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Filip Rudan – Blind 6%, 168 votes
    168 votes 6%
    168 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Beta Sudar – Ma zamisli 5%, 153 votes
    153 votes 5%
    153 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Ella Orešković – Come This Way 5%, 146 votes
    146 votes 5%
    146 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Tony Cetinski & Kiki Rahimovski – Zapjevaj, sloboda je! 4%, 112 votes
    112 votes 4%
    112 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Sandi Cenov – Kriv 3%, 91 vote
    91 vote 3%
    91 vote - 3% of all votes
  • Eric – Reci mi 2%, 64 votes
    64 votes 2%
    64 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Brigita Vuco – Noći pijane 1%, 35 votes
    35 votes 1%
    35 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Ashley Colburn & Bojan Jambrošić – Share the Love 0%, 14 votes
    14 votes
    14 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 2891
Voters: 1517
February 6, 2021 - February 13, 2021
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