What inspired you to pursue music?
I was inspired to write and sing songs from my Mom and my aunt who wrote a couple songs together for their show when they performed as a duo . When I was little Donna Summer was a huge star and as soon as I found out she was writing her own songs I started writing mine .
Your new song, “Stars” is amazing, What was the process like creating this song?
STARS was a lot of work . I changed not only the lyrics a bunch of times but the title 3 times . It takes a lot of revisions before many of us can say its ready to be recorded. People would be shocked . STARS was a 3 year project of revisions and remixes
What was your first thought of your new song?
The first time I heard the original remix by Hans and called my kids and their friends over to listen and they lit up like Christmas trees . Thats how I knew we had something great.
How did you find out about the song hitting #1 in the Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs?
I missed my promoters call and I was reluctant to call him back because we had been so close with many songs over the last 7 years but always got to #2 and fell off the charts . I was terrified to answer the phone to be honest lol . Then of my STARS remixers Giuseppe D texted me and said your #1 .The charts were released and It took a while even then to sink In .
What was your reaction like when you learned that you are now tied with Mariah Carey on the most #1s dance songs list?
Whenever I am lined up in the Dance Hits category with the greats like Beyonce , Mariah, Madonna I am so humbled and its very surreal even though Ive been out here soldiering on .It always blows me away .Im honored really .
What do you hope to gain out of this huge accomplishment?
I hope to inspire other performers and song writers that you can accomplish great things by working hard , putting the time in to create good works. The quality of your songs and your live performances will be so important to your career down the road .Its a very tough business but keep creating magic and it can happen.
How has the fans been reacting to the new song?
The message of STARS has really hit home with many people. When I read on social media comments like ” This is my new anthem.” I know I did my job . Music is good medicine
How do you want your relationship to be with your fans?
We are like family now and I have fed off of their energy and their stories to write my songs . I’m sure thats why they connect with the songs because they are a part of them LOL
What was the craziest fan encounter you have had?
I had a drag performer and fan called Laritza Dumont who invited me to the Monster Nightclub In New York. My Mom and Roberto Novo were with me . Laritza came bursting onto the stage and did a spot on 15 minute impersonation of Kristine W . I have never been so flattered and blown away In my life . My Mom and I had the best night ever . I am an Uber fan of her now !!
Do you have any last things you want to tell your supporters?
Thank you to all my supporters .You have inspired so many great shows and great songs and there are many more to come !! Love you
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to do this interview with us
I will see you all (MY STARS) at the upcoming shows check my website and come out . I always say hi after the shows. Maybe you will inspire my next #1 song . Keep Looking Up ! xoxoxo, KW
Also, Kristine just announced that she and funny man Carson Kressley will be starring together in “Stand Up with a Twist”, a live show playing Friday, March 16 at Joe’s Pub in NYC and Saturday, March 17 at Rrazz Room in New Hope, Pennsylvania. More cities to be announced soon. Here are links to tickets:
New Hope, PA tickets: https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=c7d2600c01f26d7a2e11802715b0c0bd&t=tix&vqitq=85758a44-fcc4-4596-8eef-c753c7872b8f&vqitp=86690a19-9f97-481a-a98c-9d96fb9eaa5d&vqitts=1516922395&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=3d0132745185007d52a5374079200ec2