Photo: Rolf Ørjan HøgsethTime for the 1st MGP 2015 interview. Here are the answers of RAYLEE:
Name: Raylee Charlotte Kristiansen
Favorite color: blue
Favourite food: Tikka masala with nanbread
Eye color: bluegreen
Where are you right now? I`m with a friend
3 things that makes you happy: music, friends and workout
What’s your strangest talent? I play volleyball with high heels on :)
Home alone and you are bored. What do you do? Turn on the music and start to dance
What is the strangest thing you have in your room? A box with silver coins
What are you really good at? Walking on my hands
What are you really bad at? I’m not a very good loser
Childhood idol: Bratz
Childhood memory: Catching crabs at night, and boil them on the campfire
Tell me something no one knows about you: If I had not focused on the music, I had wagered on football.
What would you do if you were invisible? Pranks with my friends
Favorite movie: The last song
Favorite TV series: Vampire Diaries
Tell me a super power you wish you had: I wish I had the power to make everybody happy
What is your guilty pleasure? Ice cream
Name a song that never fails to make you happy: Destiny`s child - Survivor
Can you teach me some interesting words in norwegian? “Melkesyre i lårene” (Thighs have gone sour)
I am fine thanks!!!
How would you describe yourself as an artist?
I am full of enthusiasm and good humor. I combine singing and dancing, those 2 things are important ways for me to express myself on.
My career started when I was 8 years old, and when I was 10 years I played “Annie” in the musical by the same name. Then I got signed by Sony Music in Norway, and released my first album. I released my second album at 12, and later released many singles. I've gone from singing in my own language, to sing in English.
I competed in a television show called “Stjernekamp” where I ended up on a 4th place. I believe what I showcased on this show was what led MGP to get in touch.
"Louder" is the title of your song and its written by Andreas Stone Johansson & Ricky Hanley. How was it working with them?
It was amazing to work with them, and I learned a lot from them during the process.
Powerful, playful, happy song, strong.
Lets talk about the performance, what can we expect to see on stage?
I want to give you a good experience and a fantastic show on stage
It's going to be a powerful and great experience
What do you think about the participants of this year?
There are many exciting participants this year, with different genres and properties.
Yes I did, and my favorite was the winner, Conchita Wurst.
What do you like about Eurovision?
It is a great concept going across several countries.
What do you dislike about Eurovision?
I don’t dislike anything.
Pizza: Not my favorite.
Rain: cozy atmosphere
Nightmare: falling off a cliff
Cats: The musical I took part in.
Stjernekamp: A lifetime of memories
Dreams: Winning MGP, and then go to Vienna to represent Norway!
Doing a lot of concerts, and live my life to the fullest.
Is there anything you want to say to close the interview?
Thanks for many funny questions :)
Photo: KIM ERLANDSEN/NRK
Thanks to Raylee! Good luck in MGP!