Malta: Miriam Christine Might ComebackWritten by Marc Calleja Bayliss
An artist keeps to his craft despite certain difficulties that may arise and it has to be noted that the importance of a seclusion and then impromptu comeback have not really been dealt well in recent years but then again, one artist who has never disappeared from the local music scene is surely former Eurovision Song Contest representative Miriam Christine who has managed to become a leading singer/songwriter and giving vocal lessons to a number of talented children who will surely be part of the industry in the years to come. As a teenager, Miriam managed to enter the Malta Song for Europe competition, first in 1995 with the track The Way You Are written by Mario Caruana and then in 1996 with the song In A Woman's Heart composed by Paul Abela and penned by Alfred C Sant. The latter became her swansong and she became the youngest artist to represent Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest. She achieved tenth place abroad which was positive and respectable noting that Mike Spiteri had also managed that feat back in 1995 with Keep Me In Mind composed by Ray Agius and penned by Alfred C Sant.
Since then though, things have somewhat changed noting that Miriam Christine got married and started a family noting that she has appeared with her boy on a number of occasions but nevertheless, she has maintained her career in tact noting that she returned to the Malta Song for Europe on two occasions, the first being in 1998 with the track It's Up To You composed by Ray Agius and Alfred C Sant which ended up in fifth place and then in 2009 with the song Mama written by the same aforementioned Miriam Christine Warner which ended up in fifteenth place. In a recent guest appearance with Steve Hili on XFM breakfast, Miriam spoke of her Eurovision Song Contest experience as a positive one noting that you make a number of contacts, enjoy the festivities and make sure to take it all in because at the end of the day, it is a well respected and followed event.
When asked by the host on whether she would try to return once more, she says that whilst it is not a priority, she would not mind doing it knowing that the right song would be in her possession. She also spoke very highly of the Public Broadcasting Services and the setup that they have given local artists in the past two years noting that the Malta Eurovision Song Contest has grown into the proper spectacle that it should have always been noting that it remains as the largest showcase for artists in the country. It will be quite interesting to see whether Miriam will be having another go at the Eurovision Song Contest in due time. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news from the local music industry as soon as it becomes available.