Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bella & Filippa: From recording videos in the bedroom to the stage of Melodifestivalen

Now it's time for a new Mello interview. These two ladies are the youngest participants of this year (1999 & 2000) and they are ready to show their talent on the MF stage. Here are Bella & Filippas answers:
Name: Isabella Snihs and Filippa Frisell
Birthday: 31st May and 6th July
Height: 173 cm and 167,5 cm
Favorite color: B: On clothes black, otherwise I think it is Turquoise. F: I like black as well all though it’s boring but very easy to combine with other clothes or accessories.
Favorite food: We both love Thai food and Tacos (especially in front of a great comedy on Netflix)
3 things that make you happy:  1. Our Family. 2. Music. 3. Food
What’s your strangest talent? F: I am actually very good at chewing ice cubes, it is one of my strange addictions… B: And I  have a good Poker Face.
What is the strangest thing you have in your room? Filippa has about five hundred candy wrappers from when she was little and collected them. Bella have a lot of old movietickets from a lot of years back that she saved as memories, haha!
What are you really good at? We are really good at eating, but not so talented at the whole cooking- part unfortunately… But that is one of our New Years- resolutions, so just wait! Filippa is also very good at oversleeping in schooldays...
What are you really bad at? Unfortunately dancing, haha! That is something we both really want to learn.
Childhood idol: The Swedish artists Amy Diamond and Ulrik Munther were definitely our biggest idols a couple years back. Also Miley Cyrus/ Hannah Montana.
Childhood memory: Our first memory together is when we met for the first time in the playground, only 4 and 5 years old. And another strong memory is when our family's went on vacation together in 2007 and we bought the same shirts and were up all night laughing and having fun.
Celebrity crush: B: Ian Somerhalder and the young Leonardo DiCaprio. F: Channing Tatum
What would you do if you could stop the time? Our first thought was that we would go on a vacation world wide, but then we realized that if we were the only ones awake, who would fly the airplanes, cook our food and clean the swimmingpools? ;)
Favorite movie: B: LOL, World War Z and The Shawshank Redemption. F: Dear John, Dirty Dancing and The Illusionist. We both are also big fans of animated movies, like Find Nemo and Cars.
Favorite TV series: B: Prision Break, Suits and SKAM. F:SKAM, and Gossip girl is always going to be one of my favorites.
If you were a boy for a day, what would you do? We would pee, and experience if the atmosphere were any different on a guys- night than a girls- night.
What is your guilty pleasure? We love to practice our songs in the bathroom, the acoustic is great and everything simply sounds better.
Name a song that never fails to make you happy: B: Partition - Beyoncé. F: Forget You - CeeLo Green
Can you teach me some interesting words in Swedish?
Lagom - it means just the perfect amount, not too much and not too little, this word only exists in Swedish as far as we know.
Fika - Coffee and cookies or cinnamon rolls, if you want to ask someone out for a date, just ask if they want to take a “Fika”? Something you can't say no to.
Hello girls! Welcome to Melodifestivalen. How are you?
THANK YOU! We are great and so happy and excited to be a part of this.

How would you describe yourself as an artist?
We want to spread our energy and joy through our music and our songs have a lot of country influences. We would describe our genre as acoustic modern Country/Pop.
How did you meet each other?
We met each other in a playground 13 years ago. Who could ever have guessed then that we would be stepsisters and competitors in this years Melodifestivalen. Just imagine having your best friend as a sister.

You are one of the participants of Melodifestivalen 2017. How did it all begin?
Our interest in music began when our parents started dating in 2011. We recorded a lot of covers and even tried to write some own songs. Later we got signed, got a lot of small gigs and today we are here! From recording videos in the bedroom to the stage of Melodifestivalen.
“Crucified” is the title of your song, and it’s written by the both of you, Peter Hägerås, Mats Frisell & Jakob Stadell. How was it working with them?
As always when we write new song we’re sitting in our cozy little studio, drinking Tea, laughing, talking about life, laughing a little more and just turn our feelings and thoughts into music. We are so proud of our team- members and it is always a pleasure working with them.
What’s the story behind the song?
Crucified is written out of our own feelings and experiences, it comes from the heart.

Describe the song with 4 words:
Acoustic, happy, uptempo and catchy.
What can we expect to see on stage for the performance?
We will be the only ones at stage because it reflect us and how we started our career. The both of us play guitar and it will be a really nice atmosphere through the whole number.
What do you like about Eurovision?
The atmosphere and community, and the difference in every act.

What do you dislike about Eurovision?
That's a tough one, not much… But of course it would be awesome if everyone got the chance to compete, everyone is good in their own way.
Tell me the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word:
Guitar: B: Bonfire / F: My dad playing lullabies for me
Ice cream:  Summer
Clowns: B:Halloween / F: allergic reaction, because once when i was on a circus I got an allergic reaction from the Camels.
Stockholm: B:Taking a walk through the beautiful Kungsträdgården in the spring with all the flowers growing. / F: Cozy Picnics in the summer
Dreams: B: goals and future, / F: without boundaries
What are your plans for 2017?
To work a lot in the studio, have live- gigs, and spread our music to as many people as possible!

Is there anything you want to say to close the interview?
We are so happy that we have this opportunity to show our music for the people and we are so thankful for being able to be a part of this amazing journey we have ahead of us.
Thanks to Bella & Filippa for this lovely interview. I wish them all the best in Melodifestivalen.

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