LINDA KILIAN

HUISGENOOT TEMPO NOMINEE 2012 – Newcomer

KYKNET GHOEMA NOMINEE 2018 – Best Rock Album

AFRIMUSIC SONG CONTEST FINALIST – 2019 – Best song

EUROVISION SA WINNER – NEWCOMER 2015

CO-WRITER – Finesse Devotional 2018

GOLD MEDAL WINNER AFRI INDIE AWARDS – Pop Female Artist of the year 2021

Linda Kilian is an established performer in South Africa. Her latest album “My Hart” has been nominated for a Kyknet Ghoema award as Best Rock album for 2018. It is a mature rock album with striking, original songs that complement Linda’s distinctive rock voice and style. The songs in the album have strong, meaningful lyrics written by leading songwriters in South Africa and Europe. The singer is regular performer at festivals across South Africa including the KKNK, AARDKLOP, Innibos, Lentefeeste.

Linda covered the 2014 Eurovision entry from Sweden – Undo of Sanna Nielsen as Hoor jy my. She also covered several other Sanna songs, mostly Swedish selection songs. Other Euro covers were done in duets

 

with different partners and all in English: 2016 Denmark – Soldiers of love with Lufuno, Lithuania 2015 – I feel love with Rian Swanepoel and Sweden

 

2003 – Give me your love with Ruhan du Toit (Touch of Class). In 2015 she was awarded as “Best Newcomer” at “Eurovision Africa” Awards by Eurovision South Africa also bringing Fredrik Kempe “Hero Award for Best Swedish Cover of the Year”.

Her Afrimusic entry is again composed by Swedes: Ylva Linda Persson who had 40 entries in Eurovision preselection’s of 17 nations across Europe.

 

Linda has performed at 61 festivals and events per year.  Linda also had the honour to be a co-writer on a devotional in 2018 that was released by Finesse magazine titled – GOD IS GROOT.