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20171213_140326 Radiohusets gran kv smallOn Saint Lucy’s Day December 13th 2017 Maini Sorri was invited to Swedish Radio Sisuradio in Stockholm for an interview in live broadcast in Iltapäivä talkshow. The interview was about spreading her music around the world, about being included in Spirit of December Vol. 7 album in Florida, USA, and other highlights during her career, and about her memories of Saint Lucy’s Day celebration.

The interview by Jorma Ikäheimo and Hanna Paimela Lindberg is in Finnish. You can listen to it and read the article here.

The picture is of the Christmas Tree at Swedish Radio.

 

Before Christmas there was the final of the Global Voice Singing Competition in live broadcast. In the final there were 5 artists. They came from USA, Australia, Germany, Finland and Sweden. All participants had co-worked during the Autumn with their mentor to produce the best possible contibrution to the final.

During the show all 5 contributions were aired. The international jury consisting of Ivy Temple, Dennis Somers from England and Nessa Glen from USA commented each song and asked the artists some questions.

Maini Sorri’s contribution to the final was a new original song Moira. Maini has written the music and the lyrics are written by Gary Cornman. The remix is by Mainis mentor in the contest, Jörgen Hansson from Sweden, the award winner and a talented multi instrumentalist.

The comments that Maini got from the jury were  “very good“, “very pretty” och a “nice voice“.

At the end of the show the jury’s votes were counted and the winner was announced. The winner was Johanna Herranen from Finland with her contribution The Circle of the Old.

Maini got a shared second place in the contest.

The Global Voice writes on their website:

“Many thanks to the five vocalists and to the mentors, Kelly Sapergia, Steve Matzura, Jorgen Hansson and Chrissie Cochrane for providing entries of such a high standard for the competition”.