Today at noon Malta’s Federica Falzon presented her Junior Eurovision 2014 song “Diamonds” live from her school St Benedict’s College in Hal Kirkop. As expected, the budding opera star has gone for popera. Her voice is dark, melodic and mysterious—bringing the drama and power in equal measure.

The video shows Federica spinning in the sand, painting and hitting those high notes in various rooms. Towards the end of the video she uncovers a large diamond buried on the beach. It’s fitting, as her song is a real diamond!

As all of you voting in our weekly JESC poll already know, Federica is the last contestant to present her song. Is it a case of saving the best for last? We’ll know soon enough…

Federica’s official video for Diamonds

Diamonds lyrics — Federica Falzon

Nothing burns like the cold
But I feel warmth deep down in my soul
Look at me
Here I stand
Take my hand

(Chorus)
Together we can shine
Like diamonds in the sky
No dream is out of reach
If you just believe
Find our course
Through the darkest storm

Find your light, and you’ll know
The right path to take u home
Look at me
Here I stand
Take my hand

(Chorus)
Together we can shine
Like diamonds in the sky
No dream is out of reach
If you just believe
Find our course
Through the darkest storm

(Bridge)

(Chorus)
Together we can shine
Like diamonds in the sky
No dream is out of reach
If you just believe
Find our course
Through the darkest storm… and you’ll be home.

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Deborah Camilleri
Deborah Camilleri
6 years ago

I hate Federica’s voice. Gillian Attard, her coach should know that her voice isn’t suitable for not a kid, nor an adult. Her voice is discusting.Her song was a one-woman opera, and an opera isn’t suppost to be sang from a kid, especially at her age (11 yrs old)! This year, I was very disappointed. The Start of Gaia Cauchi deserved to win but, this didn’t even deserve to go on the JESC. If Federica would sing appropriatly with a good voice, and not a popera voice, she would have won. If Federica is reading this I have something to… Read more »

Anne Marie Kissaun
Anne Marie Kissaun
6 years ago

I am very disappointed that Federica was allowed to take part in this festival. She pertains to a higher grade of professionalism i.e. Ti Lascio una Canzone which she won with flying colours. I suggest that her vocal chords should be preserved and not to be wasted away taking part in such competitions. The disappointing part was that the lyrics were good, however, not understood. I only managed to understand the words because they were written. When Federica sang in Ti Lascio una Canzone, every word was loud and clear. Her voice should be preserved for her future.

jescfan
jescfan
6 years ago

@lor sour grapes lol

Lor
Lor
6 years ago

i cannot understand a word she is saying. Her diction is all wrong. The song itself is quite beautiful but Honestly if she continues to sing like this she is not going to have any voice left In a couple of years. Her vocal coach should know better than to continue to encourage her to sing like this.

Daniel
Daniel
6 years ago

Ooh…don’t understand anything she sung…but ooh…

Not the best…but ooh…

1) Serbia
2) Cyprus
3) Sweden
4) Croatia
5) Bulgaria
6) Slovenia
7) Belarus
8) Russia
9) Netherlands
10) Armenia
11) Malta
12) Georgia
13) Ukraine
14) Italy
15) San Marino
16) Montenegro

I LOVE all these songs,

14-16= 7/10
11-13= 9/10
1-10= 10/10
They are all fantastic

Carlos
Carlos
6 years ago

AMAZING song!

Top 5:
1.- Belarus
2.- Malta
3.- Slovenia
4.- Bulgaria
5.- Netherlands

bastian
bastian
6 years ago

boohoo: have you asked me? No. Its not a fact 🙂 You dont know what ‘fact’ means, that is a fact for sure 🙂 🙂

Em
Em
6 years ago

Jesc is SONG, not voice, nor talent contest. Of course talent is very important but the best song should win. ‘Diamonds’ is song for adults, opera is for adults, not for children or teenagers. So this song is not suitable for jesc, nor for 11-old girl.

jescfan
jescfan
6 years ago

@becaboo2012 you call this girl loser? lol jealousy alert!

jescfan
jescfan
6 years ago

i believe jesc winner is based upon talent! and here she is, the most talented girl Federica

beccaboo1212
6 years ago

Loooooooosseeeeerrrrrrr!! “The Start” was better!

Isis Veritas
Isis Veritas
6 years ago

A great song and a great voice for 11 years! Federica Falzon are phenomenal! Malta should be proud of yourself and the team that worked on this masterpiece! The “Diamonds”delivers the strongest emotions ! Malta deserves second trophy! The song is amazing, and the lyrics are the most wonderful artistic message I ever heard! Federica are an a crystalline voice, invades the soul like a flame!
A great song and a great voice for 11 years! Federica Falzon are phenomenal! Malta should be proud of yourself and the team that worked on this masterpiece! Enjoy and good luck!

mary
mary
6 years ago

malta will win again!! the first opera winner in the juniro eurovision..oh my god her voice is just awesome for an 11 year old.

SpirK
SpirK
6 years ago

After a few listens I think I’ve made up my mind about this one. It really is epic. The music is amazing, and her voice is out of this world (even though the really high notes makes it at some parts a bit annoying). The lyrics are also nice and inspiring; even though one can’t understand the lyrics if he doesn’t read them. My top 16: 1. Slovenia- 9.8/10 2. Bulgaria- 9.7/10 3. Malta- 9.3/10 4. Georgia- 9.2/10 5. Belarus- 9.1/10 6. Russia- 9.0/10 7. Cyprus- 8.9/10 8. Ukraine- 8.7/10 9. Serbia- 8.6/10 10. Sweden- 8.0/10 11. Croatia- 7.7/10 12.… Read more »

Timselvision
Timselvision
6 years ago

This kid is scary. Performance of this song will probably be great. Last year, a opera-singing kid won the Dutch edition of Holland’s Got Talent so yeah…

PP
PP
6 years ago

1. Belarus
2. Italy
3. Bulgaria
4. Cyprus
5. Serbia
6. The Netherlands
7. Slovenia
8. Armenia
9. Ukraine
10. Georgia
11. Russia
12. Sweden
13. Malta
14. San Marino
15. Croatia
16. Montenegro

joey
joey
6 years ago

Seriously, they should put a SUBTITLE to her performance!!!! Again, seriously!!!!

D
D
6 years ago

There’s not a chance this will win and it probably won’t get too good a placing either. I mean, I don’t love it, it’s not bad, but this will not appeal to kids at all. Opera is one of those things that you avoid as a kid just because that’s what you’re supposed to do.

boohoo
boohoo
6 years ago

i also know as a fact that you have no idea what amazing talent means 🙂

bastian
bastian
6 years ago

boohoo: the song has not won yet (and i dont think it will 🙂 ) so how can it be fact? It is called a predicition, nothing else.

Kirin
Kirin
6 years ago

wtf malta will keep the trophy

Boohoo
Boohoo
6 years ago

This song will win! It’s a fact

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
6 years ago

My top 16
16 armenia
15 ukraine
14 italy
13 belarus
12 russia
11 georgia
10 san marino
9 montenegro
8 malta
7 serbia
6 croatia
5 sweden
4 cyprus
3 netherlands
2 bulgaria
1 slovenia?

Molly
Molly
6 years ago

I expected much more. I don’t like this song and her voice. It’s really boring and has no chance to win.

MTD
MTD
6 years ago

Maybe someone likes it, but I don’t. Maybe the Bulgarian song wasn’t exactly childish, it was on the border, but this is just so “grown up”. No matter the voice she has, that part is brilliant. But this whole package is more suitable for some older ESC in the following year (when she comes in age). No, just no.

I even like this song, because it is James Bond-esque. But no, this is a JESC, not ESC. You’re spoiling the kids, for God’s sake!

Paige
Paige
6 years ago

Her voice is good, don’t like the song as much though and in such a strong year I’m not sure how this will fare.

MY RANKINGS

1. Belarus
2. Cyprus
3. Netherlands
4. Bulgaria
5. Serbia
6. Ukraine
7. Slovenia
8. Russia
9. Montenegro
10. Armenia
11. Malta
12. San Marino
13. Croatia
14. Sweden
15. Italy
16. Georgia

bastian
bastian
6 years ago

boring song zzzzz

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
6 years ago

Tough to say since who knows how the younger viewers will vote but does could do well as the standard Eurovision contest. Why couldn’t San Marino produce something this good? Instead they have a lackluster 80s type.

Mavision
Mavision
6 years ago

Yeah, I have to say. I actually didn’t know this was in English till I read the lyrics. A disappointment, compared to Gaia! Love that it’s something unique though, apart from the lyrics.

Dav
Dav
6 years ago

its amaIng how malta has given such a great talent these two years 🙂

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
6 years ago

her voice is surely strong but the song isn’t really that great i think it will be better live

ela
ela
6 years ago

Malta will win again! her voice is unique

escspain
escspain
6 years ago

Opera isn’t something that is awesome for kids. It’s a powerful voice but the Song is nothing Special.

Hollandique
6 years ago

WOW! Opera at junior contest!

SpirK
SpirK
6 years ago

Wow! I don’t know what to say. I have to listen to this one more than one times to say something that I won’t disagree to in the future. I am sure a like this one a lot, but I don’t know how to rank it yet; So, for now, I’m not ranking.

bavarson
bavarson
6 years ago

Belarus, Sweden, Malta – top 3.

josh
josh
6 years ago

The winner!