Introducing 2010: Malta

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All songs for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 have been selected. During the weeks between the national final season and the actual Eurovision Song Contest, we will introduce all 39 entries in random order. The final part of the series is dedicated to the Maltese entry.

Basic information

Performer: Thea Garrett
Song: My dream
Language: English
Music: Jason Cassar
Lyrics: Sunny Aquilina
Draw: 11th in the first semi final

The song

My dream is a classic ballad. The lyrics bear a message of hope and the will never to give up:

Just a smile with warmth in my heart
And go all the way
There's so much in life
And I'll sing

This is my dream, I want to make it really happen
And make my dream come true!

The performer

Thea Garrett can be considered a newcomer to the commercial music scene. However, she has been performing with a gospel choir for a while and she also performed with Italian singer Gigi D’Alessio on one of his tours. She also recorded backing vocals for Spanish artist Paco Peña. In 2009, she released her debut sing My tomorrow.

In 2009, The Garrett entered the Maltese national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song My dream and she would eventually win the national final.

The songwriters

The Maltese entry was written by Jason Cassar (music) and Sunny Aquilina (lyrics). The team is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest as they already wrote the Maltese entry in 1998: The one that I love was performed by Chiara, who finished third in Birmingham. Furthermore, they have worked with Kevin Borg, winner of the 2008 season of Swedish Pop Idol.

The national selection

The Maltese national selection began in 2009 with six semi finals being held. Out of the 36 contestants, a jury and televoting chose 20 to compete in the national final. It was then decided that Thea Garrett would go to Oslo with My dream getting the top mark from both the jury and televoting.

Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest

Malta took part in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1971 and immediately finished last. After another last place in 1972, the country waited until 1975 for the next participation but only achieved 12th place among 19 contestants with their first song in English. In would take until 1991 until Malta returned to the competition, but this timewith more success finishing in the top ten every year until 1999.The last two years, Malta was eliminated inthe semifinals.

Nixtiequ lil Malta kif ukoll lil Thea Garrett l-isbah xewqat ghal riżultat tajjeb ġewwa Oslo!
We wish Malta and Thea Garett the best of luck and a good result in Oslo!


Live performance in the national final:

Preview video version:

My tomorrow:

Performing with Gigi D'Alessio:

This was the final entry to be introduced. Tomorrow, we will provide an overview with links to all introduction articles and On Saturday and Sunday, our "Introducing 2010" series of articles will be concluded with statistics and trivia regarding the Eurovision Song Contest 2010.

Previous parts of this series:

  1. Ireland
  2. Belarus
  3. Albania
  4. Denmark
  5. Russia
  6. Bulgaria
  7. Switzerland
  8. FYR Macedonia
  9. Armenia
  10. Spain
  11. Poland
  12. Croatia
  13. Finland
  14. Greece
  15. Ukraine
  16. Lithuania
  17. Belgium
  18. Norway
  19. Portugal
  20. Moldova
  21. The Netherlands
  22. The United Kingdom
  23. Latvia
  24. Serbia
  25. France
  26. Slovenia
  27. Azerbaijan
  28. Bosnia & Herzegovina
  29. Georgia
  30. Romania
  31. Sweden
  32. Israel
  33. Estonia
  34. Cyprus
  35. Slovakia
  36. Iceland
  37. Germany
  38. Turkey

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