She’s the Maltese star with a hunger for Eurovision. Her singles “Kewkba” and “Warda” have topped the local iTunes charts and secured her a spot as one of the island’s most sought after stars. In 2017, she narrowly missed out on representing her country at Eurovision. Last year, she impressed judges and fans during The X-Factor bootcamp. This week, Janice Mangion released her new single “Xewqti”, which means “My Wish” in English.

“Xewqti” — Janice Mangion

“Xewqti” is an awareness-raising radio-pop number sung beautifully in Maltese. The song is composed by Cyprian Cassar and lyricist Emil Calleja Bayliss, and marks their third collaboration. This time, their song is packed with a message — the devastating effects of cyber bullying and social media have changed the way young people experience hate. The spotlight here is on the issue, and the largely silhouetted music video is an added testament to its importance. Cyber bullying is real and accounts for many mental health problems that teenagers face.

Speaking exclusively to wiwibloggs, Janice explains:

“I approached Emil with the idea of “Xewqti” having noticed a lot of negative comments on various mediums of social media, from people who hide behind a screen.

Each and every person is unique and different in his or her own way. We must respect everyone because we are all special. This is the message of the song “Xewqti”. I really hope that one day, the world will be better. Remember, never let anyone silence you, let your voice be heard.”

Do you like Janice’s new single? Should she continue to sing in Maltese? Do you connect with the message of the song? Let us know in the comments section down below.

“Xewqti” lyrics — Janice Mangion

Hawn ninsab illum
f’idi reġa’ t-tmun
nagçħżel dak li rrid
ħa ngħix mill-ġdid.

Stampa ċara ntik
kliem nistqarr għalik
nemmen nafek dan
ħabib ħerqan.

Bogħod minn dak li rajt
bogħod minn dak li smajt,
b’xewqti ma ndunajtx
le, le, ma stajtx.

Nixtieq li naċċetaw… bla ma niġġudikaw,
nirrispettaw inħarsu biex nittoleraw.
Għandna dejjem inkunu hemm għal xulxin,
xewqti żgur li hi din, f’kull waqt ingħid f’kull ħin.

Riskju jiena ħadt
minnu le ma bżajt qatt
sfidi affaċjajt
leħni semmajt.

Lura għal dan l-ilsien
fih l-isbaħ ilwien
inġeded tifkiriet
ta’ dawk il-waqtiet.

Bogħod minn dak li rajt
bogħod minn dak li smajt,
b’xewqti ma ndunajtx
le, le, ma stajtx.

Nixtieq li naċċetaw… bla ma niġġudikaw,
nirrispettaw inħarsu biex nittoleraw.
Għandna dejjem inkunu hemm għal xulxin,
xewqti żgur li hi din, f’kull waqt ingħid f’kull ħin.

Forsi fuq sieqi nqum
nagħmel dan bla ma ndum
le m’iniex tal-azzar
naħdem ħa nkun aħjar.
Forsi nemmen mill-ġdid
saħħti ħa nerġa’ nsib
issa nxammar il-kmiem
naħdem sat-tmiem.

Nixtieq li naċċetaw… bla ma niġġudikaw,
nirrispettaw inħarsu biex nittoleraw.
Għandna dejjem inkunu hemm għal xulxin,
xewqti żgur li hi din, f’kull waqt ingħid f’kull ħin.

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when will malta release their song

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Kewkba & Warda – two excellent songs to represent Malta!

Can’t understand why the broadcaster didn’t select them!

Top 5 for Malta easy!

She should be back!!!!

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Is Janice wearing black contact lenses like Hatari?

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I can assure that Janice isn’t wearing contact lenses 🙂

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We are waiting for Michela Pace’s entry. Maybe it will be in the Maltese language.

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It’s going to be in English and written by the Symfonix (sp?) team of Bulgaria/Austria.

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how do you know that?

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idk

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Maltese is such a beautiful language, I can only hope that one day soon we’ll hear it at Eurovision. I’m still sad that Kewkba didn’t make it

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Kewkba <3