Firelight has made it to the Final of Eurovision 2014.. They will be singing “Coming Home” tonight.
Firelight is a folk band, which was set up in 2013. Richard, their lead singer tried out for The X Factor UK the same year Leona Lewis won, making it through to bootcamp.
It represented Malta in Eurovision 2014.
Malta ended up in 23rd place with a total of 32 votes. Very much unlike last year when Gianluca Bezzina ended up in 8th place.
Malta received 10 points from the UK and 12 from Italy. We gave 12 points to Italy too.
Conchita Wurst from Austria has won this year’s Eurovision with the ballad “Rise Like A Phoenix”.
Malta, represented by 12 year old Gaia Cauchi, has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013!
This is the first time that Malta has won a Eurovision Song Contest..
It has been announced that Gaia Cauchi will be receiving the Gieh ir-Repubblika award. She will be they youngest person at age 12 to receive this national award.
Times of Malta said that “It will be conferred on Republic Day, December 13 and Gaia will be enrolled in the National Order of Merit.”
So one asks, is it Gieh ir-repubblika or National Order of Merit / Qadi r-Repubblika?
Do you agree that she should have been given the Gieh ir-Repubblika award just for winning a children’s festival – given that it is a very important award?
Or should it have been given to well established (internationally) singers like Joseph Calleja or well known performers like Charles Thake?
Don’t they merit an award too?
UPDATE: News source The Malta Independent confirms that Gaia will not be given Gieh ir-Repubblika, but the Midalja ghall-Qadi tar-Repubblika.
Some have expressed their opinion that she should have been given a sponsorship instead or even in addition to the medal. What do you think?