Valentina shows no signs of slowing down! Despite hours and hours of working and rehearsing the night before, the French representative for Junior Eurovision 2020 hopped straight into our virtual interview as bubbly and happy as ever. Let's find out what she had to say in the lead up to her performance of 'J'imagine'.
The 4th entrant in the history of France's participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest couldn't be more excited to connect with us ahead of the big day on Sunday 29 November. We find out everything from her hidden talents to her special tips for future Junior Eurovision hopefuls and more!
You were introduced to music at a young age. Your mother used to play Italian music to help you fall asleep. Can you remember your favourites?
Yes! I really love Laura Pausini and Anna Tatangelo. I remember in particular one song by Laura that I used to sing a lot called Le Chose Che Vivi.
What's it like having hundreds of thousands of people following you on Instagram?
I am obviously very happy and proud to have such a large community but I always try hard to keep my feet on the ground and remind myself that I am just a normal person.
How was your time on The Voice Kids?
I keep all the good memories with me. Despite when the coaches did not turn their chair, I still felt it was such a great experience. I am very thankful for my time there because as a result I was able to access the casting for Kids United.
What other hobbies do you have outside of music?
I like to play with my friends and my or ride my bike!
What is your favourite french food:
Chicken and fries!
What is your favourite thing to do in Rennes?
I love going shopping with my Mum in a big mall and having lunch together.
What is your favourite French word?
'J'adore' because it’s very nice and positive.
Who is your favourite Eurovision star:
I would say Celine Dion, even though she performed for Switzerland she sung in French.
What would you do if you could spend 24 hours with Ariana Grande:
If I have the chance to spend 24 hours with Ariana Grande I would love to take pictures with her and spend a lot of time chatting and singing. It would be my dream come true.
What's happening here?
Valentina spills the details behind some of her Instagram photos!
This picture represents the Green Team. It’s a new French band with Kids United and other great artists that fight for ecological issues. We were shooting the music video of our single.
This picture represents one of the concerts of Kids United 2 in Switzerland. There were so many people. I was on stage with Romain Berrodier my pianist.
This is a picture of me and Ilyana. I know her through Kids United and I consider her as my older sister. She is so sweet and I love her from the bottom of my heart.
Valentina fills in the gaps!
We played a game where Valentina had to 'fill the gaps' in our sentences. Let's find out what she had to say!
The 3 words that best describe me are: Dynamic, generous, solar
In addition to singing, I am also good at: Cooking. I like to bake cakes.
But I also wish I was good at: Drawing
The 3 words that best describe my song are: Fast, catchy and joyful
If I could meet a current or previous Eurovision star it would have to be: Alicja, the Polish candidate from 2020 because it’s her country of Poland that is hosting this year's Junior Eurovision.
This year has been difficult for everyone but it has taught me: That being with my family, close at home, means everything to me.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is so special to me because: I have been watching it with my parents since I was very little. Above all it is such a great honour to represent my country and I am so proud that I can do that through this Contest.
I am most looking forward to: Being on stage again!
The advice I would give anyone wanting to participate in the JESC would be: To make sure you have a really good connection with your song and to give everything you have into your performance.
We are in no doubt that Valentina will go all-out when she sings for her country on Sunday 29 November. Will you be tuning in?