Malta: “I never expected to win” says Thea Garrett

by Edward Montebello 45 views

“I did not predict that this was going to go so far”, these were the first words told by this year's Maltese representative Thea Garrett to' right after her victory in the Maltese national final.

The seventeen year old artist spoke about the fact that she was a newcomer and the first time she submitted a song it was selected for the Eurovision Song Contest. Her excitement was highly evident as we met her on stage after right after her winning performance. followed Thea Garrett to her dressing room where she showed us her lucky charms.

The composer of the song My dream, Jason Cassar, explained how the collaboration with Thea Garrett started. Jason Cassar who penned the song with Sunny Aquilina is known for submitting songs with newcomer singers. In fact, it was him who wrote Chiara’s first entry for the Eurovision Song Contest The One That I Love that got a third place in 1998 while he worked with Kevin Borg who eventually won the Swedish Idol two years ago.

The overwhelming victory by Thea came with a consensus by the jury and public who selected My dream as the entry for Malta in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Thea Garrett will be the 23rd Maltese representative next May in Oslo.

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Edward Montebello

Joined in 2010. He has a passion towards the Eurovision Song Contest and started following it in 1991. Since 2005 he attended the contest and reported live the events related to Europe's favourite show. He taught history and also worked as a journalist with the biggest private television and radio station in Malta. He currently works in the Communications Office at the Ministry for Family & Social Solidarity in Malta.