Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Karui: Signals

Her mother is a Danish native, her father is originally from the Solomon Islands. Annelie Karui Saemala aka Karui herself was born and raised in Herning, and currently works as a vocal teacher in Ringsted. This past Saturday on Danish network television, the 19-year-old singer was one of ten participants competing for the coveted honor of representing Denmark in the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest which will take place in Lisbon in May.

Although she did not win, Karui gave the hands down most self-assured performance, completely owning the stage, and wowing everyone watching. The superb electronica-R&B gem "Signals" (co-written by the artist) showcased her formidable voice which effortlessly moves from silky smooth to powerhouse and back. The singer was expertly backed by a stellar three-piece band (Note: the names of the musicians were not available to the press.)

In recent interviews the singer has stated that she loves her teaching job, but has also expressed great interest in pursuing a professional music career.  There are only a few videos on YouTube, but no recorded material. Here's hoping that will change - and soon.