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 Dominic.
Would you kindly introduce your entry to our readers and also identify the meaning behind the lyrics?
Once In A While is composed by Elton Zarb and penned by Rita Pace. The song Once is about a breakthrough in someone’s life. Life is full of ups and downs but one should never give up but keep on believing because something good maybe about to happen. This good song urges us to appreciate life more and the good things that we encounter throughout it. The style of the song is Pop Rock.
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?
Malta being the size it is has its limitations. The Eurovision Song Contest is a stepping stone for the singer to step into the international market as its gives you exposure in European countries and beyond. The contest is a festival I love following and even though I will be competing with other singers it will be un unforgettable experience that I am sharing with the other singers who I can sincerely today call friends.
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 believe that the songs chosen lately have been good representations and in order to do well one has to look at the whole package being presented. Besides, I am sure that the professional team assisting the singer makes the whole experience more fun and feel comfortable throughout the start till the end.
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?
I like all songs because all are different from one another, however if given the opportunity to sing another competing song I would choose Still Here sung by Franklin because I like the style of ballad and its lyrics and is completely different from my song.
Do you have any plans to release more music in the future, and do you have any particular projects in the pipeline?
Continue developing my music career both as a singer and as a composer. Both have their tuition and practice but with determination I know I get there.
Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com?
Your support gives us courage to continue presenting to you the music we write, compose and sing. Without you out there this will not be possible.