After just winning the Irish National Final – Eurosong 2009, Niall Mooney and Jonas Gladnikoff part of the quartet of writers (Niall Mooney, Jonas Cladnikoff, Christine Schilling and Daniele Moretti), spoke to esctoday.com about writing their winning song Et Cetera.
Hi Niall and Jonas, congratulations on just winning the Irish National Final – Eurosong 2009, how does it feel?
Niall: I can't believe it, it feels fantastic.
What was the inspiration for your song "Et Cetera"?
Jonas: It existed for about six years, and we we're constantly making changes to it. It's a contemporary song something along the lines of 'Pink'.
Niall: Well I seen Sinead on You're A Star (Irish national selection) back in 2005 and I like to write short rock three minute songs. I'm a fan of pop-punk such as The Clash, Sex Pistols and the 80's sound of the suburbs.
Did it take long to write?
Jonas: It was resting for a while, and we came back to it. We actually have an Italian version too! We hope for a duet with Sinead and Daniele Moretti (another co-writer) which is planned.
Niall: As Jonas said, it took roughly six years, Jonas emailed me the chords, I wrote a version, emailed him back, then we hooked up with Danielle in Italy. It has English lyrics with an Italian melody. The chorus and name'Et Cetera' comes from the Latin/Italian in pronounciation. We we're actually going to submit this song to San Marino but they withdrew from the Eurovision Song Contest this year.