Following the announcement of her participation in this year’s Estonian national final, Eesti Laul 2023, SISSI speaks exclusively to EurovisionFun’s, Apostolos Bogiannos and Apostolis Matamis.
SISSI is among the finalists of this years Eesti Laul and she will try to represent her country in Eurovision 2023 with the song “Lighthouse“.
This is her third time being on the national final and she feels amazing to be back, cause she loves not only competing but also being a part of a big celebration of music alongside with other artists. About her decision to participate in this years national final, she told us:
“Τhis year there was actually no plan to participate. The previous years we had a plan of making an entry for Eesti Laul, but finally I get to work with a new producer who listened to my song “Lighthouse” and he fell in love with it! At first, it was supposed to be my next single, but after we finished it, he was sure that this song is for Eurovision!”
As SISSI mentioned her song has three layers and works as a therapy for her. It’s a very personal song for her and she wrote it in a very hard period of her life, when she couldn’t even thought of writing a song. Some months before, two member of her family drowned and that’s why water plays a big part also on her music video.
“My song is about grief either on a lost love or a person who will never come back! Through this song I finally got to except my own emotions and all the chaos and beauty that brings to my life. My goal is to inspire other people too!”
Asked about her staging of the song in the national final SISSI said:
“This time I will be more free on the stage! My sister and my mother will be in charge of the stage choreography and we will work on the camera angles but we will not know what exactly I am going to do on the stage!”
Her favorite Estonian entries is Ott Lepland’s Kuula from 2012 but also she gives a shoutout to songs that ended up on second or third place in the national final of Estonia. In general her favourite Eurovision entries are Portugal 2017, Sweden 2013 and 2012.
Sometime before the end of the interview, SISSI offered us a part of her song acapella!
Watch the exclusive interview with SISSI in the following video:
Listen to SISSI – Lighthouse from Eesti Laul 2023:
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