jESC 2014: Malta – Federica Falzon – Diamonds

Hi,

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It’s the continuation of my opinion regarding the 16 competing entries from the 16 participating countries of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014, which will be held in Marsa, Malta (officially, though, the host will be Malta as a whole. Marsa is only the location of the venue)

As promised, here’s another entry I’m going to give an opinion for today and that is the host country of jESC 2014Malta. All of the country’s hopes are centered this year on the latest edition’s winner (together with his partner Vincenzo Carni) from the young talent show “Ti lascio una canzone” (known here in Portugal as “Uma canção para ti”) named Federica Falzon and on her opera-esque pop ballad under the name of “Diamonds”. The team behind the jESC 2013 winning entry (Gaia Cauchi, “The start”) is once again envolved in the making of a jESC maltese entry: Matt Muxu Mercieca and Gillian Attard made the lyrics, while Elton Zarb made the music. A more extensive biography of the participant can be seen on this link: http://www.junioreurovision.tv/page/participant-profile?song=32353

Now to the opinion of the song: It might not be as wonderful as last year’s jESC winning entry, but it doesn’t mean it ain’t powerful at all: it comes across as a professionally made and arranged ballad with a wonderful set of lyrics comparing the diamonds with a state of mind in which dreams can be achieved as long as one believes in them. Also love that Disney + 007 James Bond-esque sound throughout the song. Some might be turned off by Federica‘s operatic voice, but I think it’s a lovely one and complements the song well. Let’s see if Federica gives it a everlasting performance that can put the host country into a very good placing (possibly even a win)

Coming up soon is Montenegro, the second of three debuting countries for this year’s jESC edition. So, watch out for it…

Thank you,

LAboy 456
(Rui Craveiro)

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Posted on 24 de October de 2014, in Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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