Linda Hartmanns will be a participant in World Championships of Performing Arts which is the biggest talent competition in the world today.
Linda was supposed to compete in 2021 but then covid began and the competition was cancelled that year. In 2022 she was supposed to compete instead but then her mother was
diagnosed with uncurable lungcancer and she got permission to postpone her participance for 1 more year.
There are over 60 countries competing in the competition and it has been held for 25 years. Iceland has never been a part of it because of its small size so Linda is the first Icelander to
”I will be representing Sweden in the singer/songwriter catagory but there are many different art catagories such as dance, act, instrument playing and more. This competition is very popular and features world known judges such as Dolly Parton, Liza Minnelli and Dianne Warwick to name a few. I am very much looking forward to seeing who this year’s judges will be and excited to meet other artists that have become world famous in this otherwise difficult industry.” -Linda
The prizes are worth over 500.000 dollars in the form of record deals, scholarships and award money.
Linda writes a lot of music in the pop genre but has also written country, rock and blues songs. Recently she released the song ”No one like you” on the 7th of April and she is. currently working on a few new songs which will be released later this year.
Linda is now preparing full time for her performances in the competition but she focuses on not putting too much pressure on herself even though she is aware of how big this competition is. The thing that stresses her the most is the uncertainty of whether her mother will be able to come with her on this journey or not. Her mother is her biggest fan and supporter and Linda wants nothing more than for her to be able to be there when she sings on the biggest stage up until now. Her mother has supported her by using a lot of time helping her with preparation, both mentally and financially. Linda has to pay all the expenses herself, both flights, accommodation and a participant fee. It is expensive for a Scandinavian to take part in this competition as it is a long way to travel and she has therefor started a fundraising campaign for everyone that is willing to support her on this adventure.
The Karolina Fund fundraising campaign will be open until the 20th of May and you can support her by clicking here.
”First and foremost I want to thank everyone that has already supported me. I am incredibly grateful. I am positive that I will reach the 100% goal in the fundraising campaign as this is a big opportunity for me as an artist and for the Icelandic music industry.” -Linda