5 minutes with Kiyomi Vella...

12:00AM, Aug 15 2013

Kiyomi

Kiyomi

Kiyomi’s a lucky girl. Finalist on The Voice, an album in the works, a killer, quirky flair for fashion, half-Japanese, half Maltese beauty and modelling representation by London Management. It’s amazing the 19-year-old beauty had time to meet with DOLLY and discuss her crazy post-The Voice life, her pet bunnies, and her musical future.

What have you been up to since The Voice?

Lots of things, lots of publicity and stuff and corporate gigs around and song wbriting and planning a trip to LA soon to do co-writing and stuff so yeah that would be exciting.

What was it like working with Joel?
He’s really cool we got to go out to dinner with him a couple of times and just have a conversation and just getting his opinion on things and talking about music and yeah, he's a really cool guy. (laughs)

Have you guys kept in touch much?
Yeah well I’m going to LA and hopefully I will be able to go with him and Benji at their studio for a few of days and record some stuff so yeah that would be really good.

What’s the most important lesson you took from your time on The Voice?
To just got for it really, go a bit bizarre with clothes, go nuts on performance, just really go full on with it because it’s the most fun and it really puts on a show.

What’s your favourite performance from The Voice?
Upside Down was really cool, because I felt like I really started to relax on the stage, I was nervous for all the other ones, then on Upside Down I started to relax and really enjoy it so I really like that one. But Oh So Quiet was awesome, that one was one of my favourites as well.

When did you get into music?
When I was little I used to do karaoke at home with my sister. When I was 13 I did a school just a song and everyone was like “Oh yeah that was alright”. And I thought okay maybe I will get singing lessons and I asked my parents for singing lessons and I did that, and it sort of flowed from there and started song writing from 15 and it started to get a bit serious.

Have your parents been supportive?
Yeah, they have been really good.

What can we expect to hear from you music-wise?
I’ve kinda grown up just listening to pop music and what’s on the radio. So just some really good pop music with good lyrics and catchy tunes and just interesting stuff as well.

What was the first song you ever learned the lyrics to?
I think it was probably falling from Alicia Keys, I sang that at school concerts and stuff.

What's something we wouldn’t find out about you by Googling you?
I have two pet bunnies!

What are their names?
Cookie and Milo, they’re my little babies (laughs).

If do you could pick anyone in the world to collaborate with who would it be and why?
I think Sia is amazing, las a singer and as songwriter. I know she’s written amazing songs for other artists as well but she’s really creative as well I think. I would love to work with Sia.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Superpower? Oh, I don’t know, to fly, just to fly, get to places quick (laughs) flying would be great, I don’t have a car so that would be great!

What’s your favourite song lyric?

I love that Great Gatsby track, It’s awesome. Young and Beautiful.

What was the first album you ever bought?
I’m pretty sure it was a KK present in grade 5, for a guy I liked it was Green Day or something.

What posters, if any, are up in your room?
There’s a tiger poster, there’s a Pink poster and a Lord of the Rings poster.

What’s your favourite thing to do on your day off?
Just like to chill out, I love watching movies, staying in bed and watching movies.

Do you have a favourite movie?
I love the Doctor Seuss movies like the Lorax and Peter Pan, I love.

So a lot of our readers are in school and coming up to formal season do you remember your school formal? Did you go to both?
Yeah, we did the school formal, only year 12 though.

Do you remember what you wore?
It was a maxi dress, it was really flowy and I think it was grey with strips of gold on it!

Do you have any tips for girls to have a fun night?
Just have fun! Don’t stress about it too much, it’s just a chance to dress up and make yourself look pretty and glam yourself up and say goodbye to everybody, cause it’s your last year of school.

comments powered by Disqus

Related articles

 
 

just in

 

Dolly HQ Blog

Are you obsessed with all things red and green?
Because dogs win everything. Every time.
Bree Grant

The BEST Xmas movies...

4:13PM, Dec 10 2014 Bree Grant

Brought to you by DOLLY'S Bree.
 
 
more from the team
dolly instagram
  • The awesome guys from @maskettafall came into DOLLY HQ to cook pizzas and chat about their new single #SummertimeGirls. Check out all the fun on dolly.com.au Be prepared for lots of LOL's!

    dolly The awesome guys from @maskettafall came into DOLLY HQ to cook pizzas and chat about their new single #SummertimeGirls. Check out all the fun on dolly.com.au Be prepared for lots of LOL's!

    more from the team
  • As part of our Dolly Xmas Scavenger Hunt today, teams had to 'check in' at a pit stop halfway through the race. The first two teams to arrive, received 20 points!

    dolly As part of our Dolly Xmas Scavenger Hunt today, teams had to 'check in' at a pit stop halfway through the race. The first two teams to arrive, received 20 points!

    more from the team
  • The best part of our Xmas party at @thecloey? Well, apart from the food. Printing out every photo we love on this little printer! @fujifilmaus instax SHARE.

    dolly The best part of our Xmas party at @thecloey? Well, apart from the food. Printing out every photo we love on this little printer! @fujifilmaus instax SHARE.

    more from the team
  • Mini burgers at the #cleodollyxmas party? Yes, please! We're at @thecloey and it's amazing!

    dolly Mini burgers at the #cleodollyxmas party? Yes, please! We're at @thecloey and it's amazing!

    more from the team
  • The #Dollyteam is doing an Xmas scavenger hunt - we are team 'Get rich or die trying!$' and we've just won the bikini challenge!

    dolly The #Dollyteam is doing an Xmas scavenger hunt - we are team 'Get rich or die trying!$' and we've just won the bikini challenge!

    more from the team
  • The #dollyteam is doing an Xmas scavenger hunt and we're team Superheroes and we've just won a bikini challenge

    dolly The #dollyteam is doing an Xmas scavenger hunt and we're team Superheroes and we've just won a bikini challenge

    more from the team
  • We take dress ups very seriously at DOLLY, especially when it's Mexican themed! Merry Christmas! 🎉

    dolly We take dress ups very seriously at DOLLY, especially when it's Mexican themed! Merry Christmas! 🎉

    more from the team
  • Seriously getting our groove on to #5SOS with @justdanceANZ #justdance2015

    dolly Seriously getting our groove on to #5SOS with @justdanceANZ #justdance2015

    more from the team
  • "Stay weird Stack Kid" read the Christmas card we just received from @shortstackband. Merry Christmas, boys! #shortstack #stayweird

    dolly "Stay weird Stack Kid" read the Christmas card we just received from @shortstackband. Merry Christmas, boys! #shortstack #stayweird

    more from the team