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

Natalie Babic

DOLLY HQ

3:56PM, Nov 18 2014 Natalie Babic

Nat talks about growing up in the noughties.
Edwina Carr

Don't ban "feminist"

1:50PM, Nov 13 2014 Edwina Carr

Time magazine reckons we could do without it, but Beyoncé and I disagree.
Rikki Hodge-Smith

Frenemies forever

4:34PM, Nov 12 2014 Rikki Hodge-Smith

DOLLY's Rikki explains why frenemies are a good thing...
 
 
more from the team
dolly instagram
  • Editor Lucy and managing editor Rosie are just about to sing along to #wicked! - do you like musicals? @tfehotels #greatweekends #adinaaccommodation

    dolly Editor Lucy and managing editor Rosie are just about to sing along to #wicked! - do you like musicals? @tfehotels #greatweekends #adinaaccommodation

    more from the team
  • How amazing were the #ARIAs last night? From @5sos and @onedirection killing it on stage to @katyperry's awesome speech, we loved every second of it! Thank you @umusicau for having us along - it was an incredible evening! 🎉 #DOLLYxArias #5SOS

    dolly How amazing were the #ARIAs last night? From @5sos and @onedirection killing it on stage to @katyperry's awesome speech, we loved every second of it! Thank you @umusicau for having us along - it was an incredible evening! 🎉 #DOLLYxArias #5SOS

    more from the team
  • Imagine if @niallhoran, @samantha_jade_music and @guysebastian released a song together?! IMAGINE!!! #DOLLYxArias #Arias #OneDirection

    dolly Imagine if @niallhoran, @samantha_jade_music and @guysebastian released a song together?! IMAGINE!!! #DOLLYxArias #Arias #OneDirection

    more from the team
  • And that's a wrap! Naturally, we're finishing the night off with a table filled with lollies! #DOLLYxArias #Arias

    dolly And that's a wrap! Naturally, we're finishing the night off with a table filled with lollies! #DOLLYxArias #Arias

    more from the team
  • Thanks for the catch up @5sos! You guys are absolutely killing it at the moment!!! We're so proud of you! Xx #5sos #5secondsofsummer #DOLLYxArias #ARIAs

    dolly Thanks for the catch up @5sos! You guys are absolutely killing it at the moment!!! We're so proud of you! Xx #5sos #5secondsofsummer #DOLLYxArias #ARIAs

    more from the team
  • Best Int. Act? #OneDirection of course!! Zayn: "This award is for our fans and we can't wait to see you all in February". Bring it on! DOLLYxArias #ARIAs

    dolly Best Int. Act? #OneDirection of course!! Zayn: "This award is for our fans and we can't wait to see you all in February". Bring it on! DOLLYxArias #ARIAs

    more from the team
  • "No longer will I drink with straws, but with Tim Tams." We love you @katyperry! #DOLLYxArias #ARIAs #KatyPerry

    dolly "No longer will I drink with straws, but with Tim Tams." We love you @katyperry! #DOLLYxArias #ARIAs #KatyPerry

    more from the team
  • What did @onedirection play? Steal My Girl, of course! #DOLLYxArias #OneDirection #Arias

    dolly What did @onedirection play? Steal My Girl, of course! #DOLLYxArias #OneDirection #Arias

    more from the team
  • Anxiously waiting for the awards to start again! We can't wait for @5sos and @onedirection to perform!! #DOLLYXArias #Arias

    dolly Anxiously waiting for the awards to start again! We can't wait for @5sos and @onedirection to perform!! #DOLLYXArias #Arias

    more from the team
  • And one more! They were SO lovely!! Make sure you're tuning into the Arias tonight to see their performance! @onedirection #OneDirection#DOLLYXArias #Arias

    dolly And one more! They were SO lovely!! Make sure you're tuning into the Arias tonight to see their performance! @onedirection #OneDirection#DOLLYXArias #Arias

    more from the team