Mikhail Attard and Cherylis Camilleri are the two singers behind Dwett, and their song “Breaking Point” has made it to the finals of this year’s Malta Eurovision Song Contest.
We had a pleasure to chat with Mikhail and Cherylis of Dwett, get to know them better and find out more about their entry “Breaking Point”. Check out everything they told us right here in this interview:
Hello! First of all thank you for your time for doing this interview, and congratulations for making it to the Finals of MESC! How did you feel when you found out that you are one of the finalists?
Mikhail: We were absolutely overcome with emotion, I looked to Cher, hugged her and realised that she had not stopped crying. We had to walk forward to take our envelope, doubled checked, and triple checked the name. It was one of those moments to remember.
How did you decide to enter the song this year?
Cherylis: This is an interesting question. We had submitted “Breaking Point” back in 2016, just months after we created the moniker, Dwett. It’s special to us since it was our first original song in English and with a couple of tweaks here and there, we re-submit it and here we are.
Can you tell us more about the story of the song, what it’s about, and the team who worked on it?
Cherylis: “Breaking Point” is penned by Matt ‘Muxu’ Mercieca and composed by Elton Zarb, and it deals with a story of a romantic couple who despite loving each other abundantly, can’t stand to be in the same together at the same time. That love-hate relationship which is becoming more common in today’s modern society.
How are you getting ready for the night of the final?
There’s only one way to prepare, and that’s by rehearsing as frequent as possible.
How do you plan your stage performance to look like? Are you planning to have any props, backing vocalists, or anyone joining you on stage?
Less is More! We have always had that belief, both as soloists, and as a duet. “Breaking Point” is all about the emotion that the words convey and we’re going to work hard, ensuring that the message gets across.
What do you usually do when you are not singing?
When we’re not singing, we’re either at work or else studying. We do enjoy our ‘free-time’ but it’s become less of a regular occurrence. That said, everything in life is wonderful especially if you learn to take everything with a pinch of salt.
Why should you be the ones to represent Malta in Lisbon?
Cherylis: Right! This is one of the most difficult questions to answer. I think I speak for both of us in saying that ‘Breaking Point’ is such an emotional song that it would be a thrill to present this song to the whole of Europe. We believe that we’re meant to be given a chance because we will give it our very best in Lisbon and ensure that the countries’ name is held up to the highest standard.
The competition is on a very high level this year. But which is that one act that you think is your biggest competition to win?
We seriously believe that the competition is of an exceptionally high level, and it is for that reason that we can’t offer you one name, but there are a couple of personal choices. We won’t tell you right now though 😉 From the bottom of our hearts, we wish everyone the best of luck.
Are you currently involved in any other projects?
Mikhail: At the moment, our sole focus is the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, but there are some other projects in the pipeline, some of which will come to light after the 3rd February 2018.
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?
Cherylis: “The Fault In Our Stars” by John Green.
Mikhail: “The Lean Start Up” by Eric Ries.
Your favorite movie?
Cherylis: Me Before You
Mikhail: The Walking Dead
Your own signature dish?
Both: Chicken, with mushroom sauce
In a movie about your life, who would be playing you?
Cherylis: Rebel Wilson
Mikhail: Russel Crowe
What would you bring to a desert island?
Cherylis: Dogs, partner, food…
Mikhail: Guitar and hammock.
Favorite taste of ice-cream?
Your ideal duet-partner would be?
Cherylis: Ed Sheeran
The last song you listened to was…?
Both: “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran ft Andrea Bocelli
Favorite Eurovision winning song?
Cherylis: Emmelie De Forest’s “Only Teardrops”
Mikhail: “Molitva” by Marija Serifovic.
Thank you very much for your time, and we wish you the very best of luck at the MESC Final!
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