A self-described ‘confident bitch’, Alessandra has broken out as one of music’s exciting new stars. A crowned winner of TV’s much beloved Eurovision, the singer-songwriter is ready to make her mark on the pop world. The 20-year-old has a lot on the cards — and yes, this means new music. But, outside of dropping new tunes, the newbie artist is ready to reset her reputation.
We caught up with the ‘Bad Bitch’ artist to hear more about her big music plans.
It’s been a couple of months since Eurovision now… Have you had some time to take it all in?
It is crazy to think that a couple of months have passed. It doesn’t feel that way. I miss all the people and the feeling that Eurovision brought. It was magical. And the journey continues! ‘Queen of Kings’ has really taken off, even more so since the event!
It’s quite the hit! What was the inspiration behind the song?
That song is about this strong woman who even through the bad periods continues to stay strong. She is proud of what she has learned during the difficult times and uses that knowledge to grow wiser and happier.
Your newest single, ‘Bad Bitch’ is just as raucous and catchy! Where did that track come from?
We were having a session at Limpi, the school I attended in Lillehammer. And the melodies just came out of nowhere, as if music was talking to us! So get ready to feel confident, my bad bitches!
When did you decide that you want to pursue music as a career?
I’ve always known this is what I wanted to do. Unconsciously my body and soul knew that I was born for this. I am born to make a show!
Empowerment, especially female empowerment, is at the core of your music. Who are the women who have inspired you the most?
BEYONCÉ is my goddess, my inspiration, my teacher. She represents music to me. How she feels it. How she makes you feel with her voice and her stage presence. I can’t describe how much I look up to her. I also love Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa…and the list goes on.
How did competing on The Voice change the trajectory of your career?
I am quite sure that the people who asked me to write for MGP knew about me thanks to The Voice, especially my last performance ‘One Night Only. So, without the voice, there wouldn’t have been the MGP composing camp, and without the composing camp, no QUEEN OF KINGS! Crazy right?
You’ve taken on global stages, now, what’s next for you?
I am an ambitious woman. I work hard and love what I’m doing. I cannot see myself without writing music, performing, engaging with my fans and connecting thanks to what music makes us feel. My love for music and singing will make me achieve greatness.