Klinsmann: “I trust in the public that they will choose the song, not the artist”
The first in our traditional series of interviews with the finalists of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest is with none other than Klinsmann Coleiro, who will try and win the Maltese ticket to Eurovision in Kiev with the song “Laserlight”.
Klinsmann is back in the Maltese Eurovision selection after a three year break with the song “Laserlight”, written by Dreher Emanuel, Stefan Moessle, and Mathias Strasser, and he is going to be the one to open the show on the 18th of February. We had a great pleasure to chat with this talented singer about his come-back to MESC, to find out more about himself and his song. Check out everything he told us right here:
Hi Klinsmann! First of all, congratulations on making it to the MESC final! How do you feel being in this competition once again?
I took part for the very first time in the Contest back in 2007. I have made it to the finals for seven years after that. Then I decided to take a break and I’m back after three years. I feel very happy that I’m back in the contest and for me it’s always an exciting journey, every time. Looking forward to do my very best.
Can you tell us more about the story behind your song, and the team who worked on it?
Well my team involves a lot of great people with different nationalities, and we all came together to work on this song to give Malta a good chance to stand out in Europe. We have a wealth of experience as a team and as individuals, so we have a lot to offer.
How are you getting ready for the night of the final?
Well a lot of rehearsals, vocal training and a lot of team work and correspondence with my team.
What do you usually do when you are not singing?
When I’m not singing, I am usually working at my studio, playing the guitar and spending quality time with my loved ones.
What do you think of the rule change in this year’s MESC, that the winner will be decided by a 100% public vote?
Well, I have experienced this before. All I would say is that I trust in the public that they will choose the song, not the artist, as the artist is only known in Malta. In the other countries it’s all about the track.
Why should you be the one to represent Malta in Kiev this year?
I believe that I’ve got a very good song that will do very well in Europe, given the chance. I am working very hard to pull up an outstanding performance with my team on the night.
Who do you think is your biggest competition to win this year?
Everyone is is in it to win it i guess… So I just believe in myself and wish all the contestants the best of luck so that everyone would do well during their performance.
Are you currently involved in any other projects?
I’m currently working with my band Planet Seed. We have been together for the past four years and this year is our fifth anniversary, so we will be working on a night full of great music and great memories. I’m also playing in a lot of local and foreign weddings with my band, so that is keeping me very busy.
Klinsmann, we also have a couple of questions for you just to get to know you a little bit better. What would be your favorite book?
The Harry Potter series
Back to the future 1,2 & 3. I think that I’ve watched them over 30 times each. I’m a big fan 🙂
Your own signature dish?
I would say my chicken pasta and my burgers.
In a movie about your life, who would be playing you?
I think that it would be Nicholas Hoult, as my frieds say that we look alike.
What would you bring to a desert island?
My guitar and my phone.
Your ideal duet-partner would be?
Chris Martin from Coldplay.
The last song you listened to was…?
James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
Thank you very much for your time, and we wish you the very best of luck at the MESC Final!
Give a listen to Klinsmann’s entry “Laserlight” right here:
If Klinsmann is your personal favorite in the Maltese selection this year, you can vote for him in our poll here: