Malta: Nadine Axisa in Hiatus from CompetitionsWritten by Marc Calleja Bayliss
At just thirty years of age, Nadine Axisa could be dubbed as the youngest veteran in the local music scene noting that she has been participating in local festivals since around 1997 having entered the Malta Song for Europe with none other than Elisa and Alywn. The result might not have positive but it did set the tone for the success that would follow considering that she would reach the finals of the esteemed event on an astonishing six times throughout the same period. Her moment in the spotlight came during the 2003 edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza when alongside the musical styling of Roger Tirazona, she managed to finish at the winner with the track Inħarsu 'l Quddiem composed by Mark Spiteri Lucas and penned by Joe Chircop. In a recent interview which sae gave to the new and improved di-ve.com, she stated that she is concentrating on live performances outside of the festival scene.
Her last performance in a local competition came during the twentieth edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza last year where alongside Fiona she performed the track Malta Ġrajjietha composed by Chan Vella and penned by Alexia Schembri and prior to that, she was also a finalist in the Malta Eurosong back in 2010 alongside Clifford Galea with the song Once in a Lifetime composed by Jason Cassar and penned by Mario Farrugia. Nadine Axisa has represented Malta also at the Eurovision Song Contest as one of the three backing vocalists that accompanied Thea Garrett within the track My Dream and indeed, she performed a host of songs during the press conferences alongside the rest of the team. She is very much happy with her role in the group Animae, the Gospel Choir who have been giving nationwide concerts in the past couple of years. She spoke very positively about her experience there, ultimately saying 'It's great to work with such an amazing team'. It is quite unfortunate to see Nadine Axisa quietly moving out of the scene we have grown accustomed to seeing her in but nevertheless, wish her all the best. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for more of the latest news.