Trilogy are no strangers to the Eurovision Song Contest! This band has tried to represent Malta three times in the past – in 2006 with “This Heart Of Mine”, in 2007 with “Starlight”, and in 2009 with “The Song In Your Heart”. They are returning this year, but with a change in the group, as Ludwig (who represented Malta in Eurovision 2004, along with Julie) is now the third member of Trilogy.
Trilogy will try and represent Malta in Eurovision with their song called “Chasing A Dream”. We had a chat with Ludwig, Eleanor and Roger about their participation in Malta Eurovision Song Contest, their song, as well as their personal favourites and more. Check out all of that and more in the following interview:
- Hi Trilogy! First of all congratulations for making it to the top 20! How do you feel?
We are absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to enter the contest for winning the ticket to Austria 2015! In Malta, Eurovision is a big event and even at the stage of our national selection, it’s really something special!
- How did you decide to enter the Contest this year?
We have a wonderful history in the Maltese National selections for Eurovision. Both the audience and expert juries responded to our work very positively and we gained great results, together with opportunities to take our music outside of Malta. So we always knew we had a good thing in our hands. After an absence of 5 years, we decided earlier this year to return, but this time with Ludwig Galea, who performed for Malta in Eurovision 2004 in Istanbul, to complete our Trio. We have worked with Ludwig countless times before in concerts and theatrical productions, so he was a natural fit in the group. This was before any regulations or applications for the national selections came out. Before any contests, the will behind Trilogy is always coming together to make good music.
- How did you get in contact with the composer(s) of your song?
Trilogy is the brainchild of Paul Abela (Eurovision 1991, 1992, 1996, 2001) and Joe Julian Farrugia, so since the birth of the trio in 2006, we have always worked with them for our Eurovision entries.
- Can you tell us a little bit about your song?
The style of our song is a symphonic rock ballad, with the unmistakable sound of Trilogy’s vocal arrangement. The theme of the song can be interpreted in various personal ways, but one interpretation is that people in oppressed minorities, can live a life of solitude, marginalization and suffering. But never giving up and chasing our dreams will one day liberate us from this oppression and love will never die.
- How are you preparing yourself for the national final?
Organizing everything while keeping in a tight group is no easy task. Communication between us is on an almost 24 hour basis as we make sure that all the work required by us is done excellently. As we are doing this interview, we are in constant correspondence with PBS, the organizers, to make sure that the production of our three minute performance will be absolutely amazing, worthy of the caliber of the show. We regularly meet to rehearse at the music studio and discuss different options for our attire etc.
- Have you already had some thought about how your performance will be on stage?
We have people who will be helping us in our image and staging of the performance. This is also in consultancy with the organizers and their technical experts whom we’re sure will be doing a sterling job making us look great. The stage this year is a feat in itself and we can’t wait to get on it to perform.
- Who do you think is your biggest competition to win this national final?
No song has been heard in its entirety yet, so we prudently reserve judgment for when we hear them on stage during production week.
- Malta is hosting Junior Eurovision only a week before the national final. Are you planning to attend this event?
We will definitely be supporting Federica Falzon with our Maltese hearts beating for her!
- What does Eurovision mean to you?
It’s a music extravaganza filled with fun, talented people and music, that unites Europe with music in a very special and unique way.
- Are you Eurovision fans, and have you got an all time favourite Eurovision song?
All three of us are Eurovision fans, never missing an edition. Ludwig’s favourite Eurovision song is Johnny Logan’s “What’s another year?” (1980) which he considers to be one of the greatest ballads ever in Eurovision. Eleanor’s favourite is Yohanna’s “Is it true” (2009) and Roger’s favourite is Zeljko Joksimovic’s “Lane Moje” (2004).
- Do you have a message for all the readers of escbubble?
Our message to the readers is to keep their hearts beating for Eurovision and to support Malta in both Junior Eurovision and Eurovision, because we are more than eager and ready to host it in our country for all of you to enjoy!
Give a listen to the snippet of their song “Chasing A Dream”, as presented in the Maltese tv programme Xarabank, right here: