ESCBubble has got series of interviews coming up with the participants of Malta Eurovision Song Contest, the selection where the Maltese Eurovision entrant for Vienna is going to be chosen!
We had the pleasure to have a nice chat with Amber, who is taking part in the Maltese national selection for the fifth time in a row! She is going to try and win the Maltese selection with the song “Warrior”, written by Elton Zarb and Muxu. We had a chat with Amber about her song, about her views on the Eurovision Song Contest, as well as her own personal favourites. You can read all that, and more, in the following interview:
- Hi Amber! First of all congratulations for making it to the top 20! How do you feel?
I feel very excited to be taking part again in this year’s Maltese selection for the Eurovision. I am truly looking forward to the semi-final and final nights of this year.
- How did you decide to enter the Contest this year?
Given that this is a very important platform to exhibit Maltese talent, the Eurovision has always been at the top of my list.
- How did you get in contact with the composer(s) of your song?
My song is written by Elton Zarb and Matt ‘Muxu’ Mercieca. Both of them are very good friends of mine. In previous years I have worked on music material with Matt ‘Muxu’ Mercieca. Earlier this year, they had offered to work with me regarding this year’s Eurovison.
- Can you tell us a little bit about your song?
My song is a simple, motivational message to which everyone can relate to. Through our lives each and every one of us has suffered some sort of pain, be it physical or emotional, caused either by heartbreak, illness, etc. My song is within itself a message to inspire those who need it most.
- How are you preparing yourself for the national final?
At the moment I am discussing with my team the schedule to include any rehearsals for the final nights.
- Have you already had some thought about how your performance will be on stage?
At the moment, myself together with my team are considering many options and possibilities, however I still have to make my final decision regarding the performance on stage.
- Who do you think is your biggest competition to win this national final?
I believe that all the artists who made it up until the final 20, have a product of high standard. For this reason I will not underestimate anyone, since each and every artist has a very competitive song.
- Malta is hosting Junior Eurovision only a week before the national final. Are you planning to attend this event?
Yes, definitely. I think this is an event that should not be missed.
- What does Eurovision mean to you?
Eurovision for me is a solid platform where it is possible to exhibit talent in the sector, both locally and internationally. Thanks to this event, singers both as solo artists and groups, as well as authors and composers can showcase their talent to a numerous amount of people.
- Are you a Eurovision fan, and have you got an all time favourite Eurovision song?
Yes. I consider myself as a true eurovision fan. I have eagerly watched the contest since I was very young. One of my all time favorite Eurovision songs is Loreen’s ‘Euphoria’ primarily because it is full of emotions. Apart from that, Sweden’s entry reminds me of the year when I was a backing vocalist in Baku, Azerbaijan with Kurt Calleja, with the Maltese entry ‘This is the Night’ back in 2012.
- Do you have a message for all the readers of escbubble?
I would like to thank the reader’s for supporting all the artists, authors and composers taking part in both the Maltese national selection and the Eurovision, and I hope you like my song ‘Warrior’ as much as I do.
- Thank you so much for taking your time out for this interview, and we wish you the best of luck in the Maltese national selection!
Give a listen to the snippet of “Warrior”, presented in the TV programme Xarabank on the Maltese national television: