Sofia Evangelina is a budding singer-songwriter, from Canada. With an abundance of confidence, astonishing natural talent and a ‘powerhouse’ voice, Sofia exceeds all expectations of such a young artist. Sofia’s talent was first discovered when she began singing at the age of 5, with her singing teacher being one of the first to notice her distinctively jazzy voice.
Her interest in the performing arts grew further when she watched The Phantom of the Opera and was so mesmerized, that her mother took her to Vegas to see the real thing.After developing her performance skills in music and acting, Sofia recalls watching ‘Burlesque’ (2010), as a turning point in her musical journey. The movie, which sees a small town singer (Played by Christina Aguilera) chase her dreams to Las Vegas, opened Sofia’s eyes (and ears) to a whole new world of music. From here she discovered vocalists like Aretha Franklin, Etta James andof course, Christina Aguilera, the likes of which inspired her to find her voice and sparked her love of Motown, Jazz, Gospel and R&B.Sofia’s voice is powerful beyond belief.
Competing in a school talent show, she was confronted with every performer’s worst nightmare, when the PA system failed. Instead of giving up, Sofia showed her courage and decided to sing a capella. Her voice alone amazed the judges and even drew the school receptionist out of her office next door in disbelief at what she was hearing from oneof the pupils. As Sofia says, ‘You can be a small girl, but you can have a big voice.’In between representing Canada as a world class freestyle skier, Sofiahas won many awards, including the ‘Overall Talent Award’ at the 2014 Talent Inc National Conference in Toronto, which grabbed the attention of many music industry leaders, including Sony Music Canada.
In her debut album, Sofia wants to showcase her individuality with both her covers and original music.She is hugely passionate about touching the lives of fellowyoung people and hopes to inspire others to embrace their individuality and inner beauty, stand up for themselves and chase their dreams. She is one to watch in 2018 and will certainly be taking the music world by storm for years to come.
Where are you from?
CANADA, WHISTLER BC
Describe your sound:
POP with interwoven R&b elements
Tell us about your latest track:
“This Is Your Song”, is my very first original debut single ever to be released to the world. It has just recently dropped worldwide, simultaneously with the official music video. I couldn’t be more excited to share a song that means so much to me, a song dedicated to my fellow youth to ignite their inner power to surpass their times of trials and hardship, live life on their terms and chase their dreams becoming the future of the world.
Who inspires you?
I really love pop, but my truest inspiration comes from RnB and soul and gospel and even some good old Motown. I look up to music’s truest, classic divas like Etta James, Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin and my new day powerhouse queens like Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Mariah Carrey and more. “Honey, those girls know how to sing”! Ever since I was very little I knew that I wanted to have a voice of power and essence to tell my stories and a huge range, to express myself and all that I am.
Where do you see your career in 5 years?
Platinum album, Grammy, my own TV show
Where can we check out your sounds?
Tell us something about yourself that the people need to know.
I just turned 16!
There is so much coming, first of all I cannot wait to announce my ambassadorship on board the PSA School tour, spanning throughout the entirety the United States and soon branching throughout all of North America, the UK and furthermore.
I’m beyond honored and to be one of 16 artist ambassadors touring aboard The PSA School Tour, dedicated to evoking social change amongst the youth of today fighting against bullying and the major extreme detriments and hardships that kids are facing today and most of all the empowerment and uniting of the youth around the world.