Twelve year old Lina Kuduzović has been well-known in Slovenia since 2010, when at age seven she became the youngest-ever winner of during the first season of ‘Slovenia’s Got Talent.’
A year later she released her first CD with a few especially-written songs as well as a few arrangements of musical bestsellers interpreted by her.
After a few years of living in Switzerland and working on her musical education, Lina entered the music show The Greatest Swiss Talents (Die grössten Schweizer Talente). Her appearance won over the members of the jury and she made it to the finals.
Lina soon realised that she loved writing songs as much as singing them. Her first creations were intended for singing at home but this summer she joined the Slovene representatives at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, the musical duo Maraaya, to create her first ‘real’ song entitled Prva ljubezen (First Love). She entered it as her contribution to the Slovene selection of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, known as Mini EMA 2015. The professional jury selected her to appear in the finals, where the viewers chose her as the winner by telephone voting.
“My song is about an experience that everyone must go through. One's first love is what everyone remembers forever.”
“Inspiration for my writing comes from songs, experiences; actually, I write about what I feel in my heart and see in everyday life,” Lina says. She is also amazed at the support she has received so far. “I'm so grateful to everyone who supports me, sends nice messages to me, and especially to those who will vote for me. It means a lot to me and I’m also looking forward meeting new people and having fun with them at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.”