Daneliya Tuleshova is a 15 year old singer. She was an America’s Got Talent, Top 6 finalist, and was the youngest to ever win The Voice Kids Ukraine as well. She now is a solo artist and had her solo artist debut back in May with “Like You You Used To”. YEM was able to speak with Daneliya about what her experience of being on America’s Got Talent was like, some of her singing inspirations, and what her process of creating music is like.
1. What was the experience of being on America’s Got Talent like for you?
I’ll probably start with the fact that it was one of my biggest dream to take a part in this show. I have always thought of AGT as a place where incredible things can happen. And therefore for me it was the most unforgettable and the best experience in my life, even though it was quite difficult. I feel that I grew up on this show a lot, not only as an artist, but also as a person.
2. When did you know that you wanted to be a singer?
From the age of 5 I dreamed of becoming a singer and looked up to Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift. I literally knew all their songs and was ready to sing them everywhere. I also loved to sing for my family, which helped me a lot in my development as an artist.
3. Who are some of your singing inspirations?
At the moment, my inspiration is The Weekend, this is the kind of music I want to create in the future. But vocally I try to look up to myself and I’m trying to improve my skills more and more everyday.
4. How would you describe the music that you typically create?
I create music that everyone can sing and remember it easily.
5. What can you share about your upcoming debut single “Like You Used To” ?
The only thing I can say is that I really like this song and I keep listening to it everyday, so I really hope that everyone will like it too. And songs will be even better and better in the future.
6. What was the process of making your single like?
The process turned out to be very easy for me, as I used to sing more difficult songs, but at the same time I had a lot of fun! And due the world pandemic we first recorded the vocals and then sent it to the label to finish track. It was quite difficult, since haven’t done this before.
7. What was your favorite part of the process and what was the hardest part?
I think my favorite part was the creation of vocals for the song to make it sound even more interesting. And the difficult part was that I had to do my homework during the breaks in order to be in time for the beginning of the lessons.
8. Do you have any advice for someone who also wants to become a singer?
Never be afraid to make a mistake or sing something wrong. I believe that if you have a desire and a goal, then you can do absolutely everything; go to outer space and learn how to fly.
9. Did you learn anything from making your first single that you will take with you when you make more?
I learned to add my own personality to the song and challenge myself vocally. I hope with every song I record I can learn and grow as an artist.
10. What is something you hope your listeners feel when listening to your music?
For me personally, the most important this is a positive vibe from the song, so that listening to it you forget about the bad moments in your life and just enjoy the song. I want my listeners to feel exactly this way.
11. What is your favorite genre of music?
I usually listen to music of completely different genres, but my favorite is R&B/Soul.
12. Who are some people who you would love to collaborate with in the future?
There is a huge number of artists I would like to collaborate in the future. I want to try myself in all the styles of music. But since I am a huge fan of Lana Del Rey and Melanie Martinez, I would love to sing with them!!!!