Who will win Malta Song for Europe 2008?


After months of heated debates and hard work for the juries, here is the final list of the participants in the semifinal of THE GO – MALTA SONG FOR EUROPE 2008. The semifinal will be held on 24 January.

  1. Loved by you, Glen & Pamela
  2. Caravaggio, Claudia Faniello
  3. Give me a chance, Eleanor Cassar
  4. My last Encore, Mary Spiteri
  5. Casanova, Morena
  6. Throw your stones, Daniela Vella
  7. Love is just the way, Rosman Pace
  8. GO, Klinsmann
  9. Vodka, Morena
  10. Whispers, Pamela
  11. Superhero, Klinsmann
  12. Contradiction, Jean Claude Vancell
  13. All Right, Chris u Moira
  14. Tangled, Jessica Muscat
  15. If you Believe, Mary Spiteri
  16. Street car of desire, Petra Zammit
  17. Sunrise, Claudia Faniello

The popular names of the Maltese show business are present again: Gerard James Borg is author of Casanova , Throw your stones, Vodka, Superhero and Tangled working in collaboration with Phillip Vella, who composed all these songs; Fleur Balzan wrote the lyrics for Loved By You, Give Me a Chance and Whispers.

MaltaSong FestivalSome of the most famous Maltese artists will try their luck at this-year’s forum again: Fabrizio Faniello’s sister Claudia will perform two songs, one of them a catchy modern pop song, dedicated to the Italian painter Caravaggio. Glen and Pamela will try to impress the audience with their up-tempo Loved by you, which smacks of the 80s, but is a typical festival song; Eleanor Cassar will compete with a touching ballad, charged with power and vocal skills, but nothing surprising as far as composition and lyrics are concerned.

Klinsmann introduces a very positive and fresh note in the festival with his Superhero – something of a college rock and English pop rock. I can’t help picturing how Morena’s song Vodka would be staged in Belgrade in case it has the chance to win the Maltese national selection – it’s a fascinating and energetic blend of styles and national traditions, but definitely worth seeing, though not brilliant in vocal aspect.

The Final of Maltasong will be held on Saturday 26 January. I’m very curious who will win the Maltese national selection.


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