An Expert Opinion: 'Love Trap'Written by Marc Calleja Bayliss
Age is definitely one of the key elements in any given singing competition and as we kick off the expert opinion for the Malta Summer Hit Song Contest, we note the fact that Domenique is just sixteen years old making her the youngest performer in this years' edition. The idea of age is one which always has marked debate in the Maltese Islands as to see whether acts are ready for the spotlight but in the case of Domenique, her experience in the past has shown that she has the right attributes to face the camera and the people managing to interact quite well. The song which Domenique is presenting bears the name 'Love Trap' and is written by none other than songwriter Clinton Paul, who has been quite busy himself in recent months working on his debut album as a leading performer.
Biography of the Artist
Today, the Maltese music scene is dominated by several singers who have a great passion for the singing talent. Without doubt, one of those singers that is the stepwise rising singer Domenique. Born on 4 April 1995, Domenique gained many opportunities and successes in the field of music. The interest and love towards the music began in the early age of 4 years and from that time forward she never looked back, indeed, she welcomed every challenge with a great dedication. Her voice adapts to various styles, although she maintains that ballad style that is more appreciated from those who follows her music. She visited several countries including Tunisia, Italy, Romania and the most recent one inside her visit to Germany where she recorded a song with the international label ‘Jupiter Records’.
Some of the experiences includes ‘The Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest’ with a number of entries including '' which she also wrote, the ‘Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza’ with the song '', ‘The Malta International Hit Song Contest’ with the song '' written by Philip Vella and Gerard James Borg and also ‘The Malta Eurovision Song Contest’ with her entry '' written by Ralph Siegel and Dr. Bernd Meinunger. Now she is planning on releasing her first Maltese album which will be handling many social issues with strong messages in it. Although she is aiming for many things in the future, she believes that the most important things are to keep your feet to the ground, be who you are and that you don’t let the fear striking you out from playing the game.
Composer: Clinton Paul
Authors: Clinton Paul
Song: Love Trap
Malta Summer Hit Song Contest 2011 - An In-depth Analysis
The festival which was formerly known at the Malta International Hit Song Contest actually had already seen Domenique competing last year with a very different style of song because it was a ballad going by the name of 'Violet Skies' composed by Philip Vella and penned by Gerard James Borg. With a total of 55% of the final vote, last year, Domenique managed to walk away with the tele-voting award. She is definitely looking forward to this years' competition as she continues to show us the depths of her voice and her style by bringing out a song which she herself has described as 'A soft rock song with an upbeat tempo'.
With the contest getting closer with each passing day, we have also asked her how it feels to be a part of the competition and answering this question quite ecstatically, this is what she had to say 'It is definitely another great experience for me. Right now we're focusing about releasing my first album and much more.' The competition comprises of a total of entries entries this year and thus, we have gathered the opinion of each and every act about the other entries and this is what Domenique had to tell us about the songs which are competing against her, 'I think that there is a high level .. And all the songs are unique in their own way ;)'
Through the Eyes of Our Experts
Niall Mooney: So the first song I get to hear is Domenique . She is a competent singer and the song has a distinct summer feel . . Reminds me of something you could have heard on Bay watch . The production is OK, the lyrics a little patchy in places but overall not a bad song . If this is the average standard we have a good contest but I think for me this song is possibly a little dated for 2011. Back in the 90's it might be a potential winner but now, I can only give it 5 points.