Check out our interview with talented AGT Top 10 finalist Daneliya Tuleshova who just released her hit single “Like You You Used To.”
At only 14, she has accolades for days- was the youngest to ever win The Voice Kids Ukraine, (she is from and based in Kazakhstan), and started to sing at just 4 or 5 years old and her parents immediately got her in voice and dance lessons, entered into countless vocal competitions that lead her to AGT!
She has over 580k followers on IG, over 890k subscribers on YouTube and accumulated over 70 MILLION views on YouTube.
Follow Daneliya @tuleshova_daneliya
Hi Daneliya, please tell us a little about you?
Hello, my name is Daneliya Tuleshova. I am 14 years old and from and currently live in Kazakhstan. I’m a singer and some may recognize me from performing in vocal competitions like The Voice Kids Ukraine, Eurovision and most recently America’s Got Talent from last year. I made it to be a top 10 finalist, which was very exciting.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Perfectionist, kind, smart
We’re sure you have been asked this million times but how did you get in the industry?
I started singing when I was very young, and my parents enrolled me in acting, dancing and singing lessons, but I really started singing for competitions and such when I was five years old.
Describe your sound in 3 words?
pop, fun, relatable
Who influenced you and why did you choose to make music?
I chose to go to the vocal classes as a joke because of my parents. I used to sing Lady Gaga songs when she performed on MTV Music Awards. I liked her energy on stage.
Do you play any instrument?
I finished first grade in music school where I learned how to play piano. I want to continue in the future and I also want to try to play guitar.
Do you ever get nervous?
I get nervous all the time before I go on stage!
Tell us about your new single “Like You You Used To?”
The song “Like You Used To” is about a relationship that shifts into something that is unknown. The relationship starts out fun and flirty and then it comes to a point where one person seems to be pulling away and the other one is left wondering what went wrong. I wanted to release this single in time for summer, it’s a relatable song with a catchy beat and I hope people love it as much as I do.
Now tell us about your experience on America’s Got Talent?
It was a dream to be on AGT. It was very hard to learn the songs, and not be so nervous, but I learned a lot about myself, about performing and I am very grateful for that experience.
And what was the feeling to be in the Top 10 of the contest? That’s amazing! Congrats!
It was amazing, I never dreamed to have made it that far! Thank you to all the fans who supported me and took me to the top 10!
What do you think of the Judges of AGT?
Everyone was very kind. They took a chance on me, and I am forever grateful.
And about winning “The Voice Kids Ukraine” contest?
That was fun and also very hard. I was just starting to perform and it was very scary! I was just doing it to see if I could get a chair to turn around, I had no idea I would win. It was a very exciting and humbling experience to see how many people were impacted.
What is the best and worst part of what you do?
Stage fright is the worst, I hope to learn to overcome it. The best part is performing! I love the feeling of being on stage and performing for people and seeing them enjoy it.
Did you get nervous performing at the stage?
Oh yes! I got so nervous I thought I was going to die, but I overcame it by singing.
What is the most rewarding part of your work?
Seeing the impact people have by my music and voice and how it is helping them shoot for their dreams.
How would your best friend describe you?
What’s next for Daneliya Tuleshova in 2021?
More music hopefully! I plan on releasing more singles and hopefully a full album.
What is your favorite healthy food?
I don’t like healthy food haha, but I do eat green salad or fruit salad.
And your favorite cheat food?
Pringles and chocolate ice-cream
How would you explain your fashion style?
Street style but sometimes I prefer to wear dresses and skirts
What is your own definition of happiness?
To do nothing, because when I do nothing I feel relaxed and full of happiness
As a popular influencer you are followed by so many people. How do you feel about that pressure of always doing the right thing, and encourage people to follow their dreams?
I feel like it’s wrong to always do the right things and be perfect because life is too short to always listen to the people who force you to be perfect. You will immediately lose your interest in things if you will only focus on meeting the expectations of others.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
I would like to meet Stephen Hawking because he is one of the greatest scientists of all time.
What is you favorite song to belt out in the car/for karaoke?
Britney Spears – “Toxic” is the song I would definitely sing everywhere
Best advice ever given?
Don’t waste or time on being serious because your life was given to you to make you feel happy and live your best life.
Do you support any charity?
Yes, I support many and have performed at different charity concerts organized to collect funds for the treatment of cancer, heart disease.
Where do you see yourself and your career in 5 years from now?
I can’t see that far ahead, but my plan for the future is to get a good education in the US and become a lawyer. It’s one of my dream jobs
Favorite song? Why?
Serial killer – Lana del Rey
What do you think of Social Media?
Social media is a new generation of TV, radio and entertainment. But I think my life would be much better if social media doesn’t exist since there are a lot of beauty standards and stereotypes on how should life look like. If social platforms didn’t exist, everyone would live their best live.
Where we can follow you?
Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Tv Series: Dynasty, Gossip Girl
Favorite Food: Burger
Travel Destination: Switzerland
Sports Team: I don’t follow sports!