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In 2009, Chiara represented Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest for the third time with the track What If We composed by Marc Paelinck to the lyrics of Gregory Bilsen achieving a disappointing result. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that it was the beginning of something new for the female vocalist as she signed a record deal with an indepedent label based in Iceland with which she has already released three singles including; Forget Forgetting Me, Żarbun and 9 to 5, the latter being a duet with Hera Bjork. This evening, she will be giving an exclusive interview to Frederick Zammit on the radio programme; Euromix which airs on Radju Malta between 20:30 and 22:00 CET.

Since returning from her third participation within the international competition, the female artist has gone for a completely different genre, so much so that she even altered her image. The vocals are nevertheless very much present despite the dance music as the tracks have somewhat all been reworked in a Gloria Gaynor, I Will Survive manner. During the interview, Frederick Zammit, a notable personality synomous with the world of the Eurovision Song Contest in Malta will be discussing the terms of the record deal, the controversy creaed by her last solo single, motherhood and mermaids! Stay tuned to for all of the latest news about artists from within the local music scene!

Source: Frederick Zammit

Published in Local Music News

Hands Up Music, the Icelandic record label known to support the nations' entries at the Eurovision Song Contest is home to two divas; Chiara and Hera Bjork who knows what it means to perform in front of an international audience. In recent weeks, the official facebook page of the label was promoting the release of a duet between the two and many people have been excited to hear the fruit of this project. As a matter of fact, the track 9 to 5, originally performed by Dolly Party was unveiled earlier today through viral website, YouTube.

9 to 5 was originally released in 1980, peaking at number #1 in the United States and Canada, whilst also managing top ten positions in Austria, New Zeleand and Sweden. The cover version featuring Chiara and Hera Bjork has been given a slight edge with a brand new mix in order for it to confine to the year in which it will be played, 2013. This is Chiara's first project following her controversial track My Żarbun which attained mixed reviews but nevertheless acquired thousands of views.

The three time Eurovision Song Contest participant had never worked with Hera Bjork before and is said to had been relishing the opportunity. As a matter of fact, the two voices came together beautifully and am sure that this will be a successful release for both ladies. Chiara last went to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 with the song What If We composed by Marc Paelinck with lyrics by Gregory Bilsen whilst Hera was there in 2010 with the song Je Ne Sais Quoi co-written with Örlygur Smári. Stay tuned to for more intriguing stories.

Source: Official Facebook Page

Ruslana, one of the most popular female performers in Ukraine recently organised an event which was broadcast on television and the internet. Bearing the name Ogo Show, the vocalist wanted to promote her most recent album entitled My Boo (Together) published and distributed by EMI Music. The show, which encompassed the tour supporting the release included twenty-four (24) concerts in total, all comprising of mass games held in the largest cities in Ukraine. Nevertheless, the actual Ogo Show had already been organised in the United States of America, Turkey and Russia as part of Ruslana's international activities.

Several people were involved with records showing around 130,000 participants and 12,000 volunteers which by any standard is relatively large. Ruslana, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 with the track Wild Dances on behalf of Ukraine is currently preparing to visit Antwerp in Belgium for this years' edition of the Worldoutgames and the Antwerp Pride. She will not be the only performer there noting that former Eurovision Song Contest participants; Chiara, Glen Vella and Hera Bjork were also included in the line-up. Wild Dances was a major hit in Belgium amassing number one (1) for ten (10) consecutive weeks back in 2004 whilst staying five (5) months in the official singles chart. Stay tuned to for all of the latest news.

Source: Press Release is currently in an exclusive position to reveal that three former representatives at the Eurovision Song Contest have been invited by Belgium to perform within the World Outgames 2013 which are being held in the city of Antwerp. Chiara, Glen Vella and Hera Bjork will be headlining a particular day as decided by the committee, one which will be taking place on the 9th August where fans are invited to join in the spectacle and perform their favourite entries from the Eurovision Song Contest. These three stars will be acting as the jury for the respective event. The event known as Eurovision@WorldOutgomes is part of a multitude of activities which will reach out to the public in various demographics.

Glen Vella and his entry One Life represented Malta in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, failing to get through to the final for just one point, finishing in eleventh place behind In Love for a While performed by Anna Rossinelli for Sweden. Chiara on the other hand is a three time Eurovision Song Contest having finished in second place back in 2005 with her self-penned entry Angel as well as in third place with the track known as The One That I Love composed by Jason Cassar and penned by Sunny Aquilina. Hera Bjork represented Iceland in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest with the track Je Ne Sais Quoi finishing in a mid-table position. The females are signed to the same record label and therefore, it goes to show that opportunities will come by their wayside. also has the honour of pointing out that during the closing ceremony of the Outgames, there will be a number of surprise appearances from stars from the Eurovision Song Contest including a former winner. Stay tuned to our portal for all of the latest news as soon as it becomes available. 

Source:, World OutgamesJJ Chircop (Image)

Sunday, 28 October 2012 12:19

Malta: Chiara Signs to Foreign Record Label

Chiara has earned an extremely respectable reputation throughout the years as a balladeer but nevertheless, it seems that in recent months she has taken up a brand new direction by virtue of changing her management as revealed during this mornings' programme of Ħadd Għalik hosted by Angie Laus on Television Malta. Following the performance of her latest single entitled 'Forget Forgetting Me' which has been written by two Swedes, two Icelandic and also a Maltese in the vein of Gerard James Borg, Chiara was quickly interviewed stating that she has moved away from her Swedish management and has just signed a record deal with Hands-Up Music. The three time Eurovision Song Contest representative has had her fair of success in foreign waters noting that her 2005 entry Angel not only finished as the runner-up entry but also charted in Germany and France respectively.

The newly signed record deal is surely a step forward for Chiara noting that the independent music company is known for also being the brains behind none other than Hera Bjork who represented Iceland in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest with Je Ne Sais Quoi reaching the finals where it finished in nineteenth position with a total of forty-one points. The track in itself was a massive success in Scandinavia reaching number #1 in Iceland, #8 in Finland and also #49 in Sweden. Apart from supporting the 2010 entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, Hands-Up Music also supported the tracks from 2011 and 2012 respectively which also both made the final stages of the competition where they managed a mid to low table placing there. Nevertheless, their most successful performer thus far remains to be Hera Bjork. This is a huge step for Chiara and she has promised that more material will be coming in the upcoming weeks and months including a song which will include the subject of shoes in one way or another. Stay tuned to for all the latest as soon as it becomes available.

Source: Ħadd Għalik (Television Malta)

Published in Local Music News