At the very start of 2018, we are starting our series of interviews with the participants of the Maltese Eurovision selection for this year’s Eurovision. First in our series is a talented singer, who is taking part in this competition for the second time – Jasmine Abela.
Jasmine Abela took part in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest in 2016 with the song “Alive” which finished in 6th place. Now she is back with the song “Supernovas”, written once again by an international team. We had a pleasure to chat with Jasmine, and get to know her better. Check out everything she told us about her song 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?
When I was announced as one of the 16 finalists I felt ecstatic!
How did you decide to enter the song this year?
The song that I’ll be performing on the 3rd of February at our Eurovision Final is the same song that I had submitted last year – “Supernovas”. The reason why I decided to submit it again is because the message it carries is close to my heart, and I believe in the song itself.
Can you tell us more about the story of the song, what it’s about, and the team who worked on it?
The song is about the world coming together as one, with all our differences set aside and working hand in hand to fight against all odds, if it’s personal, if it’s something that many of us are going through, we are capable to get through anything with each others help. I’m very grateful to be working with such talented artists – Charlie Mason (lyricist) and Jonas Thander (composer) are an absolute pleasure to work with!
How are you getting ready for the night of the final?
Many preparations are under way, and I cannot wait for the 3rd of February to share it with you! As regards to how the staging will be, I’ll be keeping that as a surprise, for now x
What do you usually do when you are not singing?
When I’m not singing, I’m usually at school, studying or reading articles.
Why should you be the one to represent Malta in Lisbon?
If I should represent Malta in Lisbon is up to the public that will be assessing every act, but if I were to do so, I would do my best to represent Malta in the best possible way with hard work, determination and good ethics.
Did you have a chance to hear any of the other songs, and which is that one act that you think is your biggest competition to win?
The songs aren’t out yet, but I’m sure that every contestant is going to have a very strong song and captivating performance and I wish the absolute best of luck to each and every one of them. At the end of the day we’re all a team, doing our best so that one of us represents Malta in the best possible way.
We also have a couple of questions for you just to get to know you a little bit better. Which would be your favorite movie?
Your own signature dish?
In a movie about your life, who would be playing you?
What would you bring to a desert island?
Favorite taste of ice-cream?
Your ideal duet-partner would be?
The last song you listened to was…?
“New Rules” by Dua Lipa.
Favorite Eurovision winning song?
“Euphoria” by Loreen
The song you heard and wished it was yours instead?
“Sound of Silence” by Dami Im.
Thank you very much for your time Jasmine, and we wish you the very best of luck at the MESC Final!
To keep up with all the latest news about Jasmine Abela, make sure you follow her on Facebook right here. You can listen to her entry “Supernovas” right here:
If Jasmine Abela is your own personal favorite in this year’s Malta Eurovision Song Contest, make sure you cast your vote for her in our poll right here: