Πέμπτη, 27 Αυγούστου 2009
Heidi Range (Sugababes) interview only for Ooh lala
Ooh lala: Your current single "Girls" has been extremely successful in the UK charts for a number of weeks and is performing well in other parts of the world. Did you ever imagine that it would receive such a huge response?
Heidi: In the build up towards the release we had a lot of support from all the radio stations and also excellent reviews in the press and we were the most played video on MTV in the UK. People kept saying it was gonna be a Number One but we tried not to listen and just kept focused on our music.
Ooh lala: What do you enjoy the most about touring?
Heidi: Performing in front of a large crowd is the best buzz ever, it's so nice to see people singing your songs back to you and holding up banners with your name on. It's a great way to meet your fans.
Ooh lala: How do you prepare before going on stage? Do you have any special rituals you do together?
Heidi: We often give each other a hug at the side of the stage and say a prayer.
Ooh lala: Unlike a lot of other UK pop acts, you have a prominent English accent when singing. Is it important to you to retain your English sound rather than adopt an American sound?
Heidi: At the end of the day we are a British band and the type of stuff we write about is about our backgrounds and culture. We are big fans of a lot of American artists though and we hope they like the sound of our British music.
Ooh lala: What has been your favourite Sugababe performance to date? And where was it?
Heidi: As a group we are getting stronger in our performances so each performance we try to better ourselves. For instance we did a show yesterday in front of 75 thousand people and it was absolutely amazing!
Ooh lala: What was the first song you ever learnt to sing?
Heidi: "The Glory of Love" from my favourite film "Beaches" or probably "Happy Birthday!"
Ooh lala: What separates the Sugababes from other girl bands?
Heidi: We don't focus on trying to be different from other girl bands, we just experiment with different sounds and write about what we know. I think people pick up on the fact that we are being ourselves and keeping it real.
Ooh lala: The name Sugababes stemmed from your love of sweets. Are you still comfortable with the name?
Heidi: In the beginning everyone called us Sugababes because we always ate baby food in the studio but now we are getting a bit older and turning into young women, they focus on the 'Babes side as being sassy chicks.
Ooh lala: Where do you see yourself in the future?
Heidi: Hopefully Bondi Beach in a couple of month's time!
Ooh lala: What would you like to say to your fans in Australia?
Ooh lala - NINO'S 60 SECOND QUIZ
Full name: Heidi India Range
Nickname: Tinker Bell
Star sign: Gemini
Fave Food: Seafood
Fave Film: Beaches
Fave Artist: Alicia Keys / Lauren Hill
Describe yourself in 3 words: Happy / Smiley / Girlie
Best Feature: Bum
Worst Feature: Don't like to focus on that, thank you very much!
Your Ideal Guy: Justin Timerlake / Brad Pitt
Hobbies/Interests: Swimming / Running / Socialising
A talent you wish you had: I wish I could turn my ear inside out like Keisha
The best advice given to you: Keep your feet on the ground
Which cartoon character best describes you? Mini Mouse
If you had a minute to live, what would you do? Phone my mum