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Thea wows MaltaSong voters at the Malta Eurosong 2010 festival

18 year old Maltese singer Thea Garrett has unexpectedly won the Malta Eurosong Festival with her song “My Dream”, and obtained 102 points.

Her song had a dancer Jes Sciberras performing dressed as a ‘Big Bird’. Jason Cassar was the song’s composer and the author was Sunny Aquilina.

50% of the votes were by televoting and the remaining votes were given by the jury – 4 foreigners and one Maltese. She earned the maximum of 12 points from all judges except one.
Thea will be representing Malta to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest, in Norway, after her first attempt.

Her next step is the first semifinal in Oslo which will be held on May 25, otherwise she will not be able to get to the final round of Eurovision.

Glen Vella placed second with “Just A Little More Love” (Paul Giordimaina and Fleur Balzan), with 58 points, while at the third place there was Tiziana with Words Are Not Enough (John David Zammit and Paul Callus), obtaining 45 points.

All in all the festival was quite disappointing and mediocre.
Claudia Faniello’s Samsara (composed by Philip Vella and Gerard James Borg) won the webby awards voted from Internet. Samsara was expected to place in the top 3.

The show, organised by PBS, was presented by Keith Demicoli and Pauline Agius, while Owen Bonnici provided live links of the atmosphere from the green room.

PBS this year introduced numerous touches – such as the way the voting was announced – to present the festival in a way that was similar to the show put up during the Eurovision.

The final ranking was as follows:

1. Thea Garrett, My Dream, 102 points
2. Glen Vella, Just A Little More Love, 58 points
3. Tiziana, Words Are Not Enough, 45 points

4. Pamela, Hold On, 40 points
5. Eleanor Spiteri, Velvet Ocean, 39 points
6. Wayne Micallef, Save A Life, 36 points
7. Laurence Gray, Stories, 33 points
8. Samsara, Claudia Faniello, 31 points
8. Ruth Portelli, Three Little Words, 31 points
10. Dorothy Bezzina, Moments, 27 points
11. Klinsmann, Her Name Was Anne, 26 points
12. Priscilla and Kurt, Waterfall, 19 points
12. Nadine and Clifford Galea, Once In A Lifetime, 19 points
14. Eleanor Cassar, Choices, 16 points
15. Petra, All I Need, 14 points
16. Ryan Dale and Duminka, One 4 U, 13 points
17. Good Intentions, Audrey Marie, 10 points
18. Foxy Federation, Fired Up, 9 points
18. Claire Galea, Ole Satchmo Blues, 9 points
20. Silverclash, Broken, 5 points

Many people preferred to watch SanRemo on italian tv, and some people refused to vote as it was too expensive (1.25 euros to vote).
The transmission on GO digital terrestrial suffered some glitches during the transmission too….
Videos of the event will be posted later..

Chiara Ends up 22nd Place in Eurovision 2009 Final

A disappointing performance for Chiara, representing Malta, in the Eurovision 2009 final.
This is probably Malta’s worst entry since the time when Lynn Chircop almost placed as bad…

Meanwhile Joe Demicoli has produced his Parody version of What if we!
People are searching for it so here it is for you!

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With her song “What if We?” (Marc Paelinck and Gregory Bilsen), singer Chiara has won Maltasong 2009, the Go Malta Song festival for europe, which was held in the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre in Ta’ Qali. She will be representing Malta for the third time in the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow next May.

This year’s festival was different in that a jury voted for 3 songs, the so called “super-finalists”. Then people had to call in or sms to vote for their favourite from the 3 songs.

Chiara, 33 years old, won the Maltasong festival back in 1998, with “The One That I Love” and in 2005 with “Angel”, ending up in third and second place in the Eurovision Song Contest respectively.

Televoting won Chiara 12249 points. Chiara has to get through the ESC semifinal on 12th May in Moscow if she is to sing on the final night.

Second place was won by Eleonor with her song “Some Day” (Paul Giordimaina and Fleur Balzan), while Q, with their song “Before You Walk Away” (Paul Giordimaina and Fleur Balzan) ended up at the third position.
Some commented to me that it was not clear that you had to vote for the three songs only, and some even tried to vote for the other songs, unsuccessfully. And the show dragged on to very late.. Perhaps this is why less people voted this year compared to previous years.

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Lyrics for What if We

Words of wisdom, prophets and quotes
Wise men talking, tales from the old
I reach for the stars, wherever they are, in darkness
We’re lost, fading away

What if we could be free?
Mystify our wisdom in time
and one day we’ll see
What if we found the key?
Throw the dice, unravel our lies
and learn how to be

All the madness feeding our soul
Take a wild guess out of control
There will be a star, no matter how far, shining
One day we’ll sail away

What if we could be free?
Mystify our wisdom in time
and one day we’ll see
What if we found the key?
Throw the dice, unravel our lies
and learn how to be

If you don’t know your destination
Who determines your destiny?

What if we could be free?
Mystify our wisdom in time
and one day we’ll see
What if we found the key?
Throw the dice, unravel our lies
and learn how to be

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”.