Hello! Can you start by introducing yourself?
Hello! My name is Noemie and I am 13 years old, I play the ukulele, I sing and I do a little guitar. I have been in Tahiti for 5 years, about 4 years since I started making music and 1 and a half years since I play and sing at the same time.
How did you get this love for music?
I have a family that has always rocked me in music, my daddy plays the piano and my mom used to sing. Sometimes they created music but it stayed in the family. For my part, I started doing it from the moment I arrived in Tahiti and took ukulele lessons at school. The first ukulele I got was a traditional one, then from the moment I got a Hawaiian ukulele I didn't let go! I started by learning the song "Apepe" from Teiva LC, and by the way I had the chance to sing with him which was awesome! Then I wanted to learn others, including "Shallow" by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper ...
You switched to The Voice Kids, tell us how it went!
It was a great experience in which I learned a lot of things and where I was able to meet great people who share the same passion as me. It was great, very rewarding! It made me want to continue exploring music and learning more. I was not really stressed in front of the cameras and I was quite happy to live this moment!
You are in 4th grade at college, do you manage to combine your passion and school?
It's true that sometimes it's complicated, I sometimes miss a few days of school to go do interviews for example.
Do you have a favorite musical instrument?
Not really, it depends on the music I play. For example the sad songs I prefer them to the guitar because it is an instrument which is quite serious and calm. For those who are more playful, I like to do them with the ukulele because it brings this more high-pitched and festive sound!
What are your plans?
Recently I recorded and shot the music videos for two of my songs: "Porinetia mon amour" and "Dear Mister Presidents". One describes the pleasure of arriving in Tahiti and living on the Fenua and the other talks about the environment. I also shot a music video with a choir and recorded a song for Christmas with local artists. I also plan to continue to compose and write songs with the help of my parents and to continue in music to be able to make my profession!
Thank you Noemie and good luck for the future and success in your projects!
Thank you so much!