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Sunday, February 04, 2007

At Last

Sitting in the huge Eurovision press center at the Olympic Arena in Athens last May, Olivia Lewis' boyfriend handed me his mobile phone and said, ", say hello." I did, and I added that I was sorry she wasn't right there with us in Greece.

This sort of situation will not repeat itself if I make it to Helsinki this year, simply because Olivia will be representing Malta at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest.

Yes, she finally did it! While many may feel that it's about time too, my feeling is that this is a really good time for Olivia to sing Malta's Eurovision entry. Last year's dismal result needs to be followed by the sort of performance package that Vertigo has. I'd be very surprised if it doesn't make it through the May 10 semi-final to the May 12 final in Finland.

I would not like to put any unnecessary pressure on Olivia and her team towards any result in May, but I am confident that Olivia's team has the right amount of experience to provide the appropriate delivery expected by Eurovision fans.

Please join me in wishing Olivia and her team all the best towards Malta's entry at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

I said most of what I wanted to say about Vertigo in yesterday's podcast, so if you haven't heard it yet and/or read yesterday's blog entry just check it out.

You may also want to take a look at other blogs writing about Olivia's winning song: Jelly, MaltaGirl, Andre, Athena, Chig, and Grego The Schlager Boys are a must read; they are avid Eurovision fans.

Anonymous Liz said...

I`m very glad that Olivia won this year`s festival.Finally we have a song and a singer including all the team that we should really be proud of.

7:40 AM, February 06, 2007
Blogger Chig said...

Toni, thanks for the mention, and for the link. I'm really pleased for Malta and for Olivia that Vertigo was picked on Saturday. I know it can do well in Helsinki, but - and it's a big 'but' - they have got to work on the performance and make it as big as the song sounds. There was no real competition in Maltasong, so she was lucky, but that performance won't do for Eurovision. The raw materials are there. Let's just hope they bring in a decent choreographer and make it a winner. Cheers, Chig. 

9:13 PM, February 07, 2007
Blogger maria's blog said...

Olivia should have been representing Malta a long time ago. She has a wonderful voice, good stage orientation, dresses very well (in spite of people criticizing the deja vu dress), is constantly changing her hair style which makes her versatile. Anyway I am sure she will do well and we will be waiting eagerly for her to represent us Maltese. Whatever the result she will be one of the best singers to have represented malta. 

8:14 PM, February 08, 2007
Anonymous Mario l-kopplu said...

Maria got it all wrong jahasra, we must choose the best song not singer ..that is the problem with Maltese televoting 

12:53 AM, February 11, 2007
Blogger Schlagerboys said...

Olivia needs to get some serious choreogrpahy advice! We have offered....

And what's with that frock she wore in Spain last weekend? 

9:18 AM, February 23, 2007
Blogger Ian said...

Last year you guessed Lordi would win weeks before, hope to beat you to it this year. Israel is going to win... cool song, and a political message which will get them a lot of coverage.

Plus, heard all your 9/11 podcasts, and although i did not always agree with you, especially as regards to political opinions, they were very interesting and a great reminder of the fear of those days. 

11:00 PM, February 28, 2007

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