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Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:25

Malta: Interview with Laura Bruno (KKI 05,12,13)

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Laura, one of the female vocalists competing in this years' edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza with the track Fraħt Għax Sibtek written by Frederick Camilleri, is becoming somewhat accustomed to participating within this local competition noting that this will be her third participation. Just below, five questions have been asked by the editorial board of escflashmalta.com in order for you to get to know Laura a little bit better. Nevertheless, this is an interview and review with former Eurovision Song Contest representatives; Chris and Moira listening to all of the songs and passing their judgement. With regards to Laura, they stated that 'she has a good voice, but nevertheless needs to smile more whilst giving a performance', ultimately offering seven (7) points.

Laura, this is your third time in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, and you are definitely hoping that it will ultimately prove to be the big break prior to making it through to the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. It is no surprise that you have submitted entries with the hope of representing Malta at the Pan-European competition but have thus far not proven successful in making it through to the final stages. Will you be adopting a new approach for the coming years?

I like to sing and perform different styles of music so i look forward for any challenge and opportunity that may arise. I always believe in the songs I submit.

In this years' edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, you are presenting the track Fraht Ghax Sibtek which has somewhat received mixed comments from the general public thus far. Frederick Camilleri, the veteran songwriter is responsible for the track, noting that he was also the individual behind last years' masterpiece which ranked within the top ten following the final vote of the professional jury. What is the exact meaning behind the song and what are you anticipating with regards to the live performance?

The song originally was a poem composed for a couple who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, but the lyrics also describe love which is never ending, which grew from the first moment. I feel this song is special as I am also living it in real life thanks to my husband Ramon. So it is completely dedicated to him!!


The songwriting duo made up of Philip Vella and Gerard James Borg are somewhat synonymous to the world of the Eurovision Song Contest with their entries having represented Malta on five occasions from the year 2000 onwards. In 2009, you had the opportunity to perform their entry Something About You during the Malta Eurosong semi-final. The track, predominantly pop infused with dance was relatively intriguing. How was it created and would you have made any alterations to the presentation if you had the chance?

Well after I perform and watch the performance I always criticise myself and see room for improvement. Obviously I was still younger at age and now I think differently in terms of performance.

In 2002, the Festival Internazzjonali tal-Kanzunetta Maltija was officially suspended in order to give way for the nations' participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest but both were eventually given up subsequently. It was recently announced by Robert Cefai that the competition will be officially returning this year and that preparations are set to begin immediately now that the green light has been granted. Do you have any interest in submitting for this competition and do you believe it is a positive step for the representation of Maltese through the medium of music?

I think this festival is a good stepping stone for singers who love Maltese language as I do. But unfortunately I do believe that in Malta you can do millions of festivals which will mean nothing compared to the Eurovision Song Contest as the majority of the Maltese public is only interested in it. This is the feedback I get. I am not known as other singers are in Malta and when I meet new people and come to know I am a singer too, they question me why I don't take part in the Malta Eurovision. This mentality has to stop!!!

Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com?

I thank them for all the support and that is what keeps me going!!


Last modified on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:28