Eila Mangion is a ten year old participant from south Maltese city Fgura. She has taken part in different musical contests and festivals, invariably winning the Grand Prix (Malta , Lithuania , Italy, Finland and etc.)
In her free time, she loves singing at home and at studio. She plays basketball and dreams of winning at the X Factor show.
She would love to sing along with Jennifer Hudson and Aretha Franklin, ‘Because music style and the manner of singing of this two awesome singers are so close to me!’
She prefers to wear casual style of bright colors. Eila likes Math at her college and prefers hip hop dance style. She can cook Pasta Bolognese. According to the contestant , the key to success is persistence in every activity. She is fluent in English and now studies Italian. She is wary and even a bit scary of porcelain dolls. Most unusual place she has visited was Megalithic Temples of Malta, ‘I was impressed by the fact how people could skillfully build big structures like that without any machinery!’
Elie’s vocal talent was first recognized by her parents. They supported and inspired the girl in her desire to develop vocal skills. The young actress has been singing for more than 6 years. Family traditions are important for her. One of her favorite traditions is family celebration of Christmas. Eila has her own symbol of luck and when she is nervous, she feels ‘protected and self-confident on stage’.
Her favorite author is Roald Dahl , her favorite films are ‘Dreamgirls’ and ‘Inside Out’, favorite filmmaker – Walt Disney. She prefers to listen to soul music. Friends call her by different names – Elly , El. She would like to receive a gift of pink-gold iPhone. In future she hopes to win the title of the best singer of the Year. She would like to time travel to the 1950s , the 20th sentry , because music and style of those years are close to her soul.
She describes herself as friendly , caring, ready to help and support any time.
Her debut album would be called ‘My Soul for You’. She has been following the ‘New Wave Junior’ for several years, ‘I made a decision to take part in it because it is awesome and a unique experience, one of the biggest competitions in Europe.’
She is sure that her support group are all the Maltese! Eila wishes good luck to competitors of ‘Ne Wave Junior 2016’ and to herself.