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 Corazon.
Would you kindly introduce your entry to our readers and also identify the meaning behind the lyrics?
My name is Corazon, I’m a local singer/songwriter and this is my fourth participation in the MESC, but the first time I am taking part with my own composition. ‘Secretly’ speaks of a secret, unrequited love – a love that takes place in silent. The lyrics are mysterious and deep, yet very simple to understand and easy to sing along to.
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?
It really means a lot to me to be on that stage. I cannot even say it’s a dream come true as I’ve never even dared to dream something like this!
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 everything starts with a good song, however the organisation, publicity and marketing makes all the difference. Today’s singer must not only possess a great song, the looks and the voice, but also the brains, personality and just enough stamina to endure the Eurovision ‘fever’. I try my best to tick as many boxes as possible.
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 would not choose any other song because it means a lot to me this year that I am singing my own song.
Do you have any plans to release more music in the future, and do you have any particular projects in the pipeline?
Earlier this year I launched my album of original songs in Maltese. I am looking forward to a live concert in January to follow up the success of this album and some surprises are awaiting its reprint edition. Aside from my participations in the MESC, I would love to be remembered as one who left a mark on Maltese culture through music and song.
Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com?
An artist is nothing without his audience. Thank you for the continuous support… and for believing in my work.