Boggie: “I wanted to write a song about all the wars for nothing all over the world.” [Interview]

A few weeks before A Dal 2015, spoke to one of the biggest Hungarian stars of this moment. Last year, she scored a worldwide hit with the video to her song Nouveau Parfum and now she’s trying to represent Hungary in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with her song Wars For Nothing: it’s Boggie! Read what she had to say below! Hey Boggie! First of all, thanks for doing this interview! How are you, a few weeks before A Dal 2015?
Boggie:I’m very well, thank you! I have lot of energies and I’m so motivated for the competition!
X: Could you introduce yourself to us?
B: I’m a Hungarian singer-songwriter. I’ve just released my second album 2014 October, All is one is all. I wrote a song 2 years ago with my co-composer, Áron Sebestyén. This song is Parfüm/Nouveau Parfum, its went viral all over the world and gave me plenty of opportunities in Hungary and abroad as well. I gave more than 100 live concerts next year! I always wanted to be a singer since my childhood, I feel so happy to live my dreams.
X: In 2014, you had a moment of world fame with your video to Parfüm and its French version, Nouveau Parfum. How was that for you?
B: The success of Parfüm/Nouveau parfum proved me that nothing is impossible. I’m able to reach every goal that I want even if I came from a little country. I’m the only one person who can control my own life.
X: Why did you decide to enter A Dal 2015?
B: Why not?:-) This is the only one television show where I can sing my own song in front of a big audience. I want to reach more people with my music.
X: What’s going to be your special ingredient to win A Dal?
B: My personality and my credibility.
X: Could you tell us more about your song, Wars for nothing?
B: When I made the second album (All Is One is all in October 2014) with Sebestyén Áron, I wanted to have a beautiful ballad. I was touched by the situation in Ukraine and it depressed me. I wanted to write a song about all the wars for nothing all over the world. By the time I went to Áron he had already written a song about this topic for me. Thus, we didn’t write it together but both of us worked on the final form.
My song speaks about discrimination, oppression and war. I asked Sára Heléna Bori to write the English lyrics. I made notes for her about my feelings and she did a great job. It’s not easy to write a song against war, so that should not be trite.
X: Your A Dal song is in English, but you’ve also sung in French and Hungarian. Would you consider releasing Wars For Nothing in one of the other languages as well?
B: I’m not sure yet. I really like the English lyrics of Wars for nothing. It’s hard to sing about wars without clichés. I’m really satisfied with the result. If we can write as much as good version in Hungarian and in French, I’m ok with that.
X: What’s your favourite place in Hungary?
B: Balaton-felvidék. Do you know that?
X: What’s your favourite thing to eat or drink?
B: I really like traditional Hungarian food: húsleves (meat soup) and töltött káposzta (stuffed cabbage). I like Vietnamese food, French gastronomy…I like eating a lot.
I like water, lemonade, orange juice, tea…
X: Are you a Eurovision fan?
B: I’m not a big fan of it but I really appreciate the idea. It’s really good to know different European cultures and music styles.
X: Do you have an all time favourite Eurovision song?
B: Yes, I have: Poupée de cire from France Gall (1965) and Ne partez pas sans moi from Céline Dion (1988). would like to thank Boggie for her time and we’d also like to wish her the best of luck in this year’s A Dal! Watch her song Wars for nothing below!

Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of Eleven years after the start, I'm proud to say that I am now the Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids... And cheering on everything and everyone Greek, pretty much. Pame Ellada!

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