Francesca Sciberras: “The mood plays an important role when my music is written”
Our editor Matt spoke to Francesca Sciberras who’s taking part in this year’s Malta Eurovision.
Hi Francesca. Congratulations on being chosen for this year’s Malta Eurovision! How did you first get into music?
I have loved music from the very beginning. My mum used to switch on a music programme and I used to spend days listening to music and jumping around in my playpen. Then at the age of eight I was singing at my Grandparents’ house and my Grandpa called my Mum to tell her that he thinks I could sing and that was twenty years ago. As they say, the rest is history.
How were you chosen for Malta Eurovision?
The author of the song, Rita Pace, sent me the song to have a listen. I then consulted with my parents and we decided that we should give ‘Masquerade’ a try for MESC. Later on I went to record the vocals and the guitarist from the band I sing with ‘DCapitals Big Band’ recorded the guitar track. Once all was done, it all came together, and we submitted the application for MESC.
What’s your song about?
It’s about a person who is in an unhealthy relationship which she is trying to get out of. Throughout the song if you listen carefully to the lyrics you will hear that she did in fact manage to get out of the relationship and finally telling the other person that he/she ‘will learn to miss her love’.
What inspires your music?
My music is usually inspired by things that have happened to me on a personal level or else current situations happening both locally and worldwide. Also, the mood plays an important role when my music is written.
Are you a fan of Eurovision? When did you first start watching it?
I think every Maltese person is a fan of Eurovision (even if some might not admit it). At home I can clearly remember from a very small age that we had this kind of ritual where on Eurovision nights we used to prepare some food and all the family gathers to watch the show. I think the first time I remember watching Eurovision was when Ira Losco represented Malta with ‘7th wonder’ so that was 2002.
What’s your favourite Eurovision song?
‘Little child’ by Mary Speteri and ‘Euphoria’ by Loreen.
What’s your favourite non Eurovision song?
My all-time favourite artist is Adele and I love listening to the latest album. The first song that I was introduced to was ‘Make you feel my love’.
Thanks so much for your time. Do you have a message for your fans?
Thankyou for having this interview. I would like to thank my fans since they have been there since Day 1 and have helped me grow in so many different ways both personally and musically. Also I would like to send a message to those who are thinking about taking the next step in their life to not be scared and take a leap of faith and follow their dreams with all their hearts. I am sure you will be able to do it and do it with pride and satisfaction. I hope through my music I can be of some inspiration to all out there.
You can see Fracnesca performing her song below:
Thanks Francesca! Wishing you the very best of luck!
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