Kirstie: At the age of 3 I began singing lessons and the first song I sang was “Love Shine A Light”

Malta Eurovision Song Contest is in it’s third week and we will be seeing the remaining 14 acts to perform this weekend. We had a chance to interview one of the artists who performed in the second quarter final which took place last Saturday. Kirstie is competing with a song “Girls get down”.

Hello Kirstie, can you tell us more about your musical beginnings and do you remember which songs have you first performed?
From such a young age I always showed love for Music. I grew up in the music industry since my father Tarcisio Barbara is also a singer and a musician. At the age of 3 I began singing lessons and the first song I sang was “Love Shine A Light” by Katrina and The Waves.

What inspired you to take part at MESC 2023?
In Malta I think that MESC is one of the few shows which reaches a numerous audience were new artists can have the chance to sing and perform in front of a big audience. Taking part at MESC was always my dream and thankfully I too am having the chance to be part of this years edition.

What does your entry “Girls get down” mean to you and can you tell us more about it?
The message behind the song is about female power. My song goes to all those women that had to fight for their female rights,those women that were left alone to raise their kids,those women that solely have to work and be the solely bread provider for her children. Life situations and experiences will sometimes take us to a dark place were no matter the culture and no matter the age we all feel lost but we have to remember that there’s a power inside of you and that you’re gonna make it no matter what !

I can pretty much relate to this song, since I myself am a mother and I too have those days were I feel tired and stressed. However this song is about the strength and courage every woman has deep inside her to keep going no matter what.And as the song says “sometimes you get to a point were you have to get down, forget everything and keep on dancing”

What can we expect from your performance? Anything you could share with us?
The song is an upbeat song and therefore expect a cool,energetic and colourful performance. And I do hope that my music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.

What would it mean for you to represent Malta at Eurovision Song Contest 2023?
It would mean a lot since Maltese people will be choosing you to represent all of us and our beautiful country by doing something you love to do.

Do you watch Eurovision regularly? What’s your favourite song from the contest?

Definitely! I make sure I cancel my plans if I have something on the day! Favourite song is Euphoria

What do you do when you are not singing? Any hobbies?
In my free time I sometimes grab the camera together with my friends and family.. and pose 😊

What are your plans after MESC2023?
I wish to work on more music together with a music video.

Thank you so much for your time Kirstie. We wish you the best of luck at MESC2023. Do you want to share something else or you maybe have a message for readers of escbubble?
Thank you so much for your support!  I hope everyone watch MESC and will enjoy the show as much as we are enjoying the preparations 😊

You can listen to the 30 second snippet of Kirstie’s song “Girls get down” below:

Don’t forget to vote for up to 5 of your favourite songs which are competing at MESC 2023 in our poll below:

Vote for up to five of YOUR favorite Quarter-Finalists in Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2023!
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  • The Busker - Dance (Our Own Party) 14%, 363 votes
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  • Maxine Pace - Alone 11%, 297 votes
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  • Ryan Hili - In The Silence 6%, 167 votes
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  • Dario Bezzina - Bridle Road 6%, 154 votes
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  • Nathan - Creeping Walls 4%, 93 votes
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  • Dario - Pawn In A Game 3%, 83 votes
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  • Cheryl Balzan - La La Land 2%, 60 votes
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  • Fabrizio Faniello - Try To Be Better 2%, 56 votes
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  • Stefan - Heartbreaker 2%, 53 votes
    53 votes 2%
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  • Matt Blxck - Up 2%, 46 votes
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  • Kirstie - Girls Get Down 2%, 43 votes
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  • Chris Grech - Indescribable 2%, 42 votes
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  • Stefan Xuereb - What Do You Want? 1%, 39 votes
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  • Mikhail - Lehen Fic-cpar 1%, 37 votes
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  • Jessika - Unapologetic 1%, 31 vote
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  • Maria Debono - X'allegrija 1%, 31 vote
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  • Marie Claire - Thankful 1%, 28 votes
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  • Eliana Gomez Blanco - Guess What 1%, 27 votes
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  • John Galea - Trailblazer 0%, 12 votes
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  • Mark Anthony Bartolo - Tears 0%, 11 votes
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Total Votes: 2628
Voters: 1317
January 6, 2023 - February 3, 2023
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