Miriana Conte: “My stage performance will look and feel fun, energetic and empowering”
Miriana Conte is the youngest finalist of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2018, and she is entering this competition for the second year in a row. This year she is competing to represent her home country in Eurovision 2018 in Portugal, with the song “Rocket”.
We had a pleasure to chat with Miriana Conte, get to know her better and find out more about her entry “Rocket”. Check out everything she told us right here in this interview:
Hello Miriana! 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?
Hello, thank you so much! I felt very surprised and over the moon! It meant a lot to me considering that the second year that I submitted a song in the Eurovision I managed to get to the finals again. It was a very special moment for me and my carrier, couldn’t wait to tell all my family and friends!
How did you decide to enter a song once again this year?
I honestly cannot describe the feeling I felt last year while performing on that big stage with all those people watching me. I was having the time of my life! I decided to give it another shot to go through all the preparations, television appearances and hectic rehearsals all leading to those three minutes on stage.
Can you tell us more about the story of the song, what it’s about, and the team who worked on it?
My song “Rocket” is composed by Cyprian Cassar and lyrics by Mat Muxu Mercieca. Honestly the song was not exactly personal, but it is aimed to empower people who are passing through heart break and rejection to get back up on their feet, stay strong and keep on going no matter how a person manages to makes you feel, you can fight it. The rocket resembles that you always have to aim high for what you believe in life. Another important factor about my song is that I mention my mother because she always tells me to move forward and aim higher and to never give up no matter how hard the situation is.
How are you getting ready for the night of the final?
A lot of rehearsals with my team, vocal rehearsals, and personal training to work more on myself.
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?
This year joining me on stage are very talented street dancers. I plan on having my stage performance to look and feel fun, energetic and empowering!
What do you usually do when you are not singing?
I sing all the time, no matter what I’m doing, but if I’m not then it must be a serious moment.
Why should you be the one to represent Malta in Lisbon?
Being the youngest contestant in the MESC, It is a dream and a big honour that I would like to pursue in my career to have my voice heard around Europe an eventually international. Singing is my passion. I would also like to be the voice of all the young artists here in Malta that feel like they are too young to have success abroad, but I believe that you always have to aim higher in life. Again, nevertheless all 16 artists have great talent to represent us in Malta.
Are you currently involved in any other projects?
I am focussed mostly on this year’s Eurovision, but I am planning on a project which I will develop later on with my grandfather and father as they also have a passion for music.
We also have a couple of questions for you just to get to know you a little bit better. What would be your favourite book?
“The Fault In Our Stars” by John Green.
Your own signature dish?
Closed pizza secret recipe by my Italian Grandmother.
In a movie about your life, who would be playing you?
Rebel Wilson or Gina Rodriguez.
What would you bring to a desert island?
My phone, shelter, light, food and drink.
Favourite taste of ice-cream?
Your ideal duet-partner would be?
Local artist Amber, and international – Jessie J.
The last song you listened to was…?
“Tell Me You Love Me” by Demi Lovato.
Favourite Eurovision winning song?
Favourite Eurovision winning song from Malta is Amber’s “Warrior” as it left a big impact on me, and from the Eurovision finals was Loreen with the song “Euphoria”.
The song you heard and wished it was yours instead?
Demi Lovato’s “Sorry Not Sorry”.
Thank you very much for your time Miriana, and we wish you the very best of luck at the MESC Final!
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