On the 21st and 22nd November, the Public Broadcasting Services will be hosting the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest at the Marsa Shipbuilding. 20 acts will be taking centre stage, in hope of representing the country at next year’s edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, being held in Vienna, Austria. Over the next couple of weeks, escflashmalta.com will be publishing a series of interviews with all the participants. Whilst thanking the Public Broadcasting Services for this opportunity, we are pleased to kick things off with Daniel Testa.
Would you kindly introduce your entry to our readers and also identify the meaning behind the lyrics?
My song ‘SOMETHING IN THE WAY’, by Charlie Mason and Mans Ek, is about this ’strange’ girl who acts differently in her own way. An example of this being wearing sunglasses at night. All this is what makes me notice her. It is a bubbly feel good song with a catchy chorus.
In Malta, the Eurovision Song Contest is considered to be a major outlet for the music industry, and you stand here as one of the semi-finalists. What does the whole experience mean to you?
Eurovision, in Malta, is definitely the biggest platform that us artists have. If it had to stop being organised, we wouldn’t really have that much to look forward to in my opinion. Therefore, it is very important to me!
Recently, Malta has been rather successful at the Eurovision Song Contest, making the final on four of the last five participation attempts. What do you think is the reason for this success, and do you believe that your entry has what it takes to continue this positive trend?
I think that the reason for this success would be that the level of songs is increasing drastically. Yes, of course, I would have not submitted the song if I did not think so.
If you were given the opportunity to sing another one of the competing entries in the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, which one would it be and why?
“Beautiful to Me” by L-Aħwa, because it is my style of song.
Do you have any plans to release more music in the future, and do you have any particular projects in the pipeline?
Yes, I do intend of releasing more music in the future. At the moment, singing wise I do not have any.
Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com?
As I always say … I hope you like my song as much as I enjoy singing it.