Sometimes the biggest winners aren’t the ones who win, but the ones who exceed expectations. Few of our readers could honestly say they thought Hungary’s ByeAlex would crack the Top 10. And even fewer would have said that Belgium’s Roberto Bellarosa could finish in 12th position in the grand final. But the biggest surprise didn’t […]
Gianluca Bezzina returned from Eurovision with the best result Malta has seen since 2005, and his song “Tomorrow” charted in countries throughout Europe including The Netherlands, U.K. and Ireland. The result was somewhat surprising considering that Gianluca is a medical doctor rather than a professional singer. But when evil critics who love to hate described […]
Wiwi: “Tomorrow” is a quiet song with a happy, if somewhat wistful, vibe. It was always going to be tricky for Gianluca to stage this at Eurovision—an arena where sequins, pyrotechnics, glitter, and flesh have a habit of taking centre stage. First the good. Malta brings a lot of colour to this number with backing […]
Earlier this evening Gianluca Bezzina, Malta’s contestant at Eurovision 2013, “hung out” with John from Eurovisionary, Viktor from Eurovision.tv and William from wiwibloggs on Google Plus. Among other things, he talked about Malta’s Eurovision fans, the drama of walking out of his house, and why he’s shy in real life but not on stage. You can […]
The Wiwi Jury—our international panel of music unprofessionals—is busy compiling Eurovision 2013 ratings and rankings. So last night we flew to Valletta to chow down on some Mediterranean cuisine and to listen to Gianluca Bezzina’s Eurovision song “Tomorrow”. Did his ditty put a spring in our step? Or did we end up throwing olive stones […]
Oops. Wait a minute. Gianluca didn’t win with a song by Train. He actually won with “Tomorrow”, a song that has shades of Train’s hit.
Read the lyrics to “Tomorrow” by Gianluca Bezzina. Gianluca will compete in the second semi-final on May 16.
Last night Malta staged the semi-final of its national selection, and voters eliminated eight contestants. Tonight the final 16 contestants will sing live and Malta will decide who will represent the country at ESC 2013. Fernando Mercieca, a contributor in Malta, asked Eurovision fans to give us their top five favourite songs and to explain why they […]