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Friday, 06 December 2013 17:41

Malta: Amber Discusses Music in Gwida Interview

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Answer With Your Eyes, composed by Ray Agius to the lyrics of Alfred C Sant, with vocals provided by Amber was the second runner-up, behind Claudia Faniello's Pure, composed by Philip Vella to the lyrics of Gerard James Borg and Kurt Calleja's This is the Night which he co-wrote with Johan Jämtberg and Mikael Gunnerås. Her top three position might have solidified her the opinion of critics though, having later on that month been selected to replace Ylenia Vella as backing vocalist.

In a recent interview with local magazine Gwida, the young female vocalist revealed that she was worried about her reputation in the music industry, one which was budding at the time, having thought about being the villain and taking up a role which did not initially belong to her. At the time, she asked the delegation whether her withdrawal would have seen Ylenia back in the position of backing vocalist. The reply was a categorical 'no' and that the first runner-up of the audition stage would have been given the opportunity instead. Therefore, she took on the challenge of representing Malta as a backing vocalist. Later on that year, Amber was also a guest singer during the Concert of Joseph Calleja, performing a duet entitled A Thousand Years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU50aTbtON4

Earlier this year, another blunder saw Amber becoming the talk of the competition, noting that an accredited member of the official website of the Eurovision Song Contest, incorrectly published a piece which stated that In Control composed by Paul Giordimaina to the lyrics of Fleur Balzan would be representing Malta at the event. The information was incorrect, especially for the simple reason that the voting process had not even commenced but nevertheless, as the artists gathered on the stage, where the greenroom was situated, there was a lot of fuss. Clarification was required and this is something that Anton Attard, Chief Executive Officer of the Public Broadcasting Services dealt with immediately, the following day. Amber has since been working hard on more new material and has just been selected as one of the semi-finalists in next years' edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. Stayt tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news as soon as it becomes available.

Source: Gwida

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTstdRSgRZ0

Last modified on Friday, 06 December 2013 18:01