MESC 2015: In-Depth Interview with Amber

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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, Let’s continue and follow things up with Amber.

Would you kindly introduce your entry to our readers and also identify the meaning behind the lyrics?

My entry is called ‘Warrior’, written by Matt ‘Muxu’ Mercieca and Elton Zarb. My song is an inspirational message to which anyone can relate to. It encourages anyone who is facing any obstacle, to conquer it. 

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?

The Eurovision is a huge platform for Maltese artists, authors and composers to showcase their talent locally and internationally. Being one of the semi-finalists is definitely an honor, since from this experience I always learn and enjoy myself. 

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 this positive outcome is a result of all the hardwork being carried out by all the team involved including the artists, authors and composers, as well as the rest of the Maltese delegation. Naturally I believe in my song, however the final result of the eurovision is up to the Maltese public and jury.

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?

Like most of the other artists, I believe that to participate in a contest of this caliber, one must be sure that the song chosen is exclusively tailor-made for him/her. In this way, the song will truly reflect the person interpreting it.

Do you have any plans to release more music in the future, and do you have any particular projects in the pipeline?

My main focus at the moment is the Malta Eurovision Song Contest.

Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com?

I would like to thank the readers for their constant support. Without you all, I wouldn’t have been able to be where I am today. Finally, I hope that you like my entry for this year’s MESC as much as I do.

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