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Malta Gets Vertigo… Olivia loses EUROVISION 2007 PRESELECTIO

Olivia who represented Malta with the song Vertigo, failed to obtain enough televiewer votes to quality for the EUROVISION 2007 final…
Sorry for the lack of photos but that’s due to the missing Press Section on the official Olivia Lewis site.

My comments – it’s useless sending two “popular” people for the choreography – nobody knows them abroad anyway. Also what does Dracula have to do with the Japanese motif? I didn’t get that.

Next time, we should send either Lucienne Cassar (who won LA CORRIDA)
or a trio of Joe Demicoli, Martin Sapiano and is-Sur Gawdenz!

Soon viewers will be voting for the song which will be representing Malta in Eurovision 2007, from the finalists Scar, Klinsmann Coleiro, Pamela, Olivia, Kevin Borg, Trilogy.
Voting is all in the hands of the public – 100% televoting.
Todays voting numbers are different from the semifinal voting numbers…

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Above: Eurovision / Maltasong 2007 Xarabank Parody video by Joe Demicoli – You Never Gonna Sing Again

Comment – olivia’s song featured two well known tv personalities (Eg joseph who is a lawyer too).. did that influence the voting process?


1st place – Olivia – Vertigo 30977 votes (compos. philip vella/author gerald james borg)
2nd place – Trilogy – Starlight 7647 votes (author joe julian farrugia)
3rd place – Klinsmann Coleiro – She Gives Me Wings 7550 votes (compos. mark spiteri, lyrics rita pace)

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Above: Olivia singing Vertigo after being announced the winner in the final – congratulations to Olivia!

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Above: Natasha and Charlene singing Open Your Eyes in the Bulgarian Song Festival for Eurovision 2007. Unfortunately they didn’t make it to the final. The chosen final songs were picked up at random from a bowl. I guess that’s something which hasn’t been tried in Malta yet 🙂

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Above: Klinsmann, sort of like uk boyband, singing “She gives me wings”.

Malta finishes last – Fabrizio Faniello – Eurovision 2006


A controversy at the time arose on the tv programme Bondiplus between Grace borg and both current Maltasong chairman + Minister Francis Zammit Dimech.

However one should note that PBS’ programme Bondiplus showed a clip tonight how the Minister tried to talk to Maltese singer Keith Camilleri (who was representing Switzerland), and was actually stopped from doing this by Grace Borg herself!
On this programme, Grace Borg was heard alleging that Maltasong chairman Robert Abela was drunk in the green room. Fabrizio’s Agent confirmed on the programme that no such thing happened.

On a less serious note everyone seems to be looking for a parody videoclip by Joe Demicoli ‘I DO’… Hmm I didn’t see this myself but let’s see.. found it:

Malta only got ONE POINT in last night’s Eurovision 2006 – in Athens, Greece. A terrible result – we ended up last. Fabrizio did his best I’m sure.



Tonight Fabrizio Faniello will be representing Malta in Eurovision 2006. I think he will do well.

They changed the dance routine and removed the Tomb of the Cybermen bit.. 🙁

As usual everybody votes for their neighbours. I think we should stop taking part in Eurovision. It’s a joke.

Fabrizio’s CD has reached #1 in the Maltese Sales Charts!

Fabrizio has released his CD for his winning song “I Do”. The CD, a great production by Cap sounds and maltasong, contains 7 different mixes of the Eurovision song. Also it contains a high quality version of the music video.

Video: Fabrizio Faniello – I Do – MALTA Eurovision 2006 (ESC06) Entry

Earlier story:

Fabrizio Faniello came first in yesterday’s Go Mobile Malta Song for Europe 2006 with 7729 votes. Olivia Lewis came second with 7623 votes and Trilogy were third with 4954 votes. There was no jury and all votes were decided by televoting.

Last year, Chiara came first with her song ‘Angel’. At Eurovision last year, some Brits compared her jokingly to a Dr Who alien (slitheen). My guess is this year there will be a comment about other Dr Who enemies, the Cybermen, since the dancers do a ‘Tomb of the Cybermen’-like entrance!

Fabrizio already represented Malta in Eurovision with his song “Another Summer Night” (which like ‘I Do’ can heard on Maltese Music Internet radio) back in 2001. This year he will be going to the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 and representing Malta with his song “I Do”.

Congratulations to Fabrizio! Good luck for ESC2006!

Fabrizio was the special guest at the Cyprus National Eurovision Final on 22nd February; the special guest at the Bulgarian National Contest For Eurovison Song (Semi Final) in Sofia, Bulgaria on the 25th February; the special guest at the Latvian National Eurovision Final “Eirodziesma 2006” on 11th March.