L-Ahwa are as well all know, the Bezzina siblings – Dorothy, Samaria, Gianluca, Paul, Vincienne and Francesca. Gianluca is already well known to the Eurovision world, as he represented Malta in Eurovision 2013 with the song “Tomorrow”, which brought Malta back in the top 10. His sister Samaria was one of the backing vocalists who joined him on the Eurovision stage.
The six siblings have now joined together, and they are wishing to represent Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest together, with the song titled “Beautiful To Me”, written by Erik Anjou. We had the opportunity to chat with the Bezzina siblings about their co-operation, their entry in Malta Eurovision Song Contest, as well as their favourite songs. Check out everything L-Ahwa told us in the following interview:
- Hello L-Ahwa! First of all congratulations for making it to the top 20! How do you feel?
We are thrilled to be performing in this year’s Malta Eurovision Song Contest. It’s always great fun singing alongside each other.
- How did you decide to enter the Contest this year?
We’ve been planning to do something together as siblings in the past, and we’ve enjoyed several local performing opportunities. This year, with Malta being also the host country for the Junior Eurovision, we thought it would be an ideal time to submit a song together.
- How did you get in contact with the composer of your song?
We met the publishing team in Malmö back in 2013, when Gianluca was representing Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest with “Tomorrow”. Erik Anjou, the composer of “Beautiful to Me”, was very fond of Gianluca’s performance and so while back home, he decided to write him a song for his album, which he then forwarded to us. Since Gianluca had already launched his debut album by that time and also because we all immediately fell in love with the song’s feel-good vibe, we decided to work on it together to produce something different and fun. When the opportunity arose, we all agreed to submit the track.
- Can you tell us a little bit about your song?
“Beautiful to Me” is a positive song with a cheerful beat. It somehow reflects the lighthearted fun we share together both musically and in general. Its tune is also catchy and makes it easy to sing along to.
- How are you preparing yourselves for the national final?
We’re all set to have fun doing our performance. We enjoy our rehearsals together, since it’s that time of day when we can relax and enjoy each other’s company after a busy schedule.
- Have you already had some thoughts about how your performance will be on stage?
We’ve been given an idea of the stage design and its plan is simply sensational. We believe it also reflects the bright and breezy feel of the song. Therefore, we aim to keep a simple performance, considering that the stage already complements the song quite well.
- Who do you think is your biggest competition to win this national final?
We’re all in the same competition, so we believe everyone stands the same chance. It really depends on the live performance.
- Malta is hosting Junior Eurovision only a week before the national final. Are you planning to attend this event?
Yes of course! One of our siblings, Samaria, will also be taking part in a few dance numbers during the event itself.
- What does Eurovision mean to you?
Apart from the opportunity it gives us to enjoy performing together to a wonderful audience, Eurovision also serves as a break from our hectic daily lifestyles. Since we all have different professions and we don’t see each other much during the day, rehearsing for a music event and the eventual performances allow us to share some great unforgettable moments together as siblings.
- Are you Eurovision fans, and have you got an all time favourite Eurovision song?
We do enjoy watching the Eurovision Song Contest, even if we do not follow it closely enough year after year to call ourselves Eurovision enthusiasts. We also thoroughly enjoyed ourselves being part of the audience during Gianluca’s performance in Malmo in 2013, so the Eurovision brings us many fond memories. Our favourite songs are Anouk’s “Birds” (Netherlands), Eythor Ingi’s “Eg A Lif” (Iceland) and Sebastien Tellier’s “Divine” (France).
- Do you have a message for all the readers of escbubble?
We thank the readers of ESCBubble for their constant support and encouragement, and also for finding time to message or comment on our Facebook page: L-Aħwa. We truly appreciate this and also hope they enjoy our performance on the night 🙂
- 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 “Beautiful To Me”, L-Ahwa’s entry in Malta Eurovision Song Contest: