Deborah C has taken part in the past three editions of Malta Eurovision Song Contest, scoring a better result with every new try. Last year she came fifth with “Until We Meet Again”. She’s giving it another go for Eurovision 2015 with the song titled “It’s OK”, which is composed by Elton Zarb and Muxu.
We had the pleasure to talk to Deborah C about her entry in Malta Eurovision Song Contest, as well as her views on Eurovision, Junior Eurovision, and we also asked her about her personal favourite songs. Check out all of that and more in the following interview:
- Hi Deborah! First of all congratulations for making it to the top 20! How do you feel?
Thanks indeed! I feel lucky to be with the top 20 finalists and also very looking forward to give a good performance on that amazing stage.
- How did you decide to enter the Contest this year, and how did you get in contact with the composers of your song?
Well, this is my fourth consecutive year in the final. Basically, after achieving last year’s good result (placing in the top five) with the song “Until We Meet Again”, we (Elton Zarb, Matthew Muxu Mercieca and myself) decided to work on another catchy song this year.
- Can you tell us a little bit about your song?
The song is a simple message that everyone can relate to. Unfortunately, we all go through stuff that make us upset whether its a heartbreak or any other form of pain, but we all move on because we live in hope that it will be ok. In life, we experience many things and they normally sort themselves out after a while. So it’s fine, you can cry, you can feel sad, but not for too long as we only live once, and we must try and enjoy every moment of it. So to sum up, the song is about accepting that things will not always go your way and it’s ok, you can handle it anyway 🙂
- How are you preparing yourself for the national final, and have you had some thoughts about how your performance will be on stage?
Currently, I’m planning and discussing with my team regarding my stage act. More or less we got everything settled to start rehearsals shortly. I started by now with vocal lessons and furthermore I’m sticking to a workout routine to stay in shape.
- Who do you think is your biggest competition to win this national final?
During the final production week we will have a comprehensible scheme of all the songs, including the live stage-act. In addition to this, I believe that all singers in the competition are very talented.
- Malta is hosting Junior Eurovision only a week before the national final. Are you planning to attend this event?
It’s a definite yes 😉 Malta will be hosting Junior Eurovision for the very first time this year. I will certainly be there to support Federica Falzon with her song “Diamonds” by Elton Zarb and Matthew Muxu Mercieca.
- What does Eurovision mean to you?
Speaking for myself as a singer, Eurovision is a big music platform which may unlock new doors and provide international opportunities. All artists including composers and authors taking part in it will have the occasion to demonstrate their talent to a numerous multitude.
- Are you a Eurovision fan, and have you got an all time favourite Eurovision songs?
I’m a huge Eurovision fan! In fact, I’ve been following this competition ever since I was very young at the tender age of seven. My two favourite songs of all time are “Euphoria” by Loreen (Sweden 2012) and also “Only Teardrops” by Emmelie de Forest (Denmark 2013). Both songs highlighted a universal message ie. conflict, peace, love and unity. These are issues which people all over the world can relate to. Furthermore, their stage performance was original yet very simple.
- Do you have a message for all the readers of ESCBubble?
I’d like to thank you all for your support and hope you’ll like my song It’s OK!
- 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 Deborah C’s entry in Malta Eurovision Song Contest – “It’s OK”: