Friday, January 22, 2016

Annica Milán & Kimmo Blom: We love drama, big melodies and reaching for the stars on stage.

Photo: YLE
Time for a 2x1 interview with one of the favorite acts from UMK 2016. Here are the answers of ANNICA & KIMMO:
Name: Annica Milán & Kimmo Blom
Birthday: A: 5.10.1991 K: 31.1.1970
Height: A: 160 cm K: 175 cm
Favorite color: A: Pink K: Blue
Where are you right now? We are in town called Pori
What is the best gift you have ever received? The gift of music!!
What’s your strangest talent? Kimmo can talk about everything like an expert or a politician even though he doesn't have a clue. Annica can sometimes sense spirits.
What is the strangest thing you have in your room? Strangest thing in my room is Kimmo. Strangest thing in Kimmo's room is hot weel's track attached to the wall.
What are you really good at? Kimmo is good at getting in trouble. Annica is good at saving his sorry ass and drawing.
What are you really bad at? Kimmo has a selective memory. At times Annica tends to say wrong things in wrong place.
Childhood idol: Annica's childhood idol is Michael Jackson and Kimmo's John Wayne.
Childhood memory: Christmas eve's with family.
Celebrity crush: Salma Hayek and young Paul Stanley.
Tell me something no one knows about you: Kimmo used to dream that he would be a world class athlete. Nobody knows that Annica is a sleeptalker.
What would you do if you were invisible? Annica would go to people's houses to drop things and scare them. Kimmo would sneak out from the coach to first class.
Favorite movie: Kimmo's favorite movie is Alien 1 and Annica's Forrest Gump.
Favorite TV series: We both love Friends and Kimmo loves Monty Python.
What is your guilty pleasure? Annica's guilty pleasure is chocolate and Kimmo's pizza.
If you were a boy/girl for a day, what would you do? Kimmo would resolve the mystery of the universe... If Annica were a boy she would hang out with the boys to figure out what they think about women.
Name a song that never fails to make you happy: Annica : Kiss- Reason to live. Kimmo: Go! - Marillion
Can you teach me some interesting words in Finnish? Vipuvarsivoidepuristin. ( A tool to dose lubrication to heavy machinery) And another is Äteritsiputeritsipuolilautatsi-baari (A legendary ex-bar in Salla where Kimmo is from)
Hello guys! How are you doing?
We're doing excellent, we have a gig on Saturday and we're looking forward to it!

How would you describe yourself as an artist?
We both love drama, big melodies and reaching for the stars on stage.
Photo: Daniel Torsell
How did you meet each other?
We met while we both worked in a musical theatre.

Last year a man called Angelo De Nile participated in UMK, did he give you any advice?
Before he left he strongly recommended it.

You are one of the participants of UMK 2016. How did it all begin?
We were contacted by songwriter Michael James Down offering a perfect song for us.
“Good enough” is the title of your song, what’s the story behind it?
Song is about love, accepting each other and looking things on other perspectives.

What did you feel the 1st time you heard the song?
We were thrilled and excited!!
Describe the song with 4 words:
Grand, beautiful, classic, edgy

What can we expect to see on stage for the performance?
A bit different and something related to the music video.
Do you already know what you’re going to wear for the semifinal?
We actually don’t know!

Have you heard any of the other songs in the competition? Any favorite?
Yes we have heard them. We like Pietarin Spektaakkeli, it has a groovy edge.

Tell me about the official video of “Good enough”:
Kimmo plays a bad guy and Annica is suffering from it.
Tell me the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word:
Star wars: “May the force be with you” and Darth Vader.
Lobster: Delicious seafood and a tool.
Sauna: A haven.
Nightmare: Anxiety and Iron Maiden.
Censorship: Parental advisory and narrow mindedness.
Love: Trust.
What are your plans for 2016?
Hopefully win Eurovision and do something that matters.

Is there anything you want to say to close the interview?
All the best to everyone and hopefully this year’s ESC is a one to remember!
Thanks to Annica & Kimmo for the interview! Good luck in UMK!

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