THE FIVE MINUTE INTERVIEW: American Israeli-Palestinian songstress, Lina
American Israeli-Palestinian songstress, Lina first found fame after winning ‘The Voice’ Israel. After a summer of performing all over the UK, Lina will join the Little Mix girls for the entire UK Glory Days tour starting in October- that’s a massive 37 arena shows.
SIXTY9° caught up with Lina to find out more…
So what’s your name and what do you do?
My name is LINA, and I’m here to rock your playlist!
When did you first realise you wanted to be a performer?
When I was 4 years old. That was the first time I went on stage as a ballerina and I LOVED every second of it.
Who’s your music idol?
I’ve got to many, but there is only one queen- BEYONCÉ.
What was your first big break?
My first audition of The Voice Israel. The amount of views and comments on social media and YouTube was insane and it gave me such a big push for going after my dream.
What’s been your proudest moment so far?
I don’t have a particular moment, but each and every time I get on stage, no matter where and how big the crowd is, I feel proud of myself for choosing to fulfill my dream no matter how hard it may be.
How would you describe your sound and style?
I always describe it as LINA. I’m US born, Palestinian blood, and an Israeli citizen, so I have so much musical and cultural influences that I just can’t describe my sound and style in one word. It’s pop music that’s wrapped up with ethnic fragrances.
What can audiences expect from your show?
It’s a show that shows all of my sides; the more artistic side of playing the piano (my custom made pink LINA piano!!!) and singing along, the ‘pop-star’ performance, heart touching ballads and the belly dancer set. It’ll be interesting and fun -I promise!
When can we see you live?
On all dates of The Glory Days Tour, supporting Little Mix all over the UK and Ireland. See ya!
Check out the video for Lina’s new single ‘I Wore It Better’ released on 9th October. www.linaofficial.com