So, what do you do if you’re a glamorous former contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest with a penchant for fabulous footwear? You record a song and you call it SHOES, of course!
Well, almost. Chiara, who has represented her native Malta no fewer than three times at Eurovision has just announced the release of her brand new single on iTunes. It’s called Zarbun, which does actually mean shoes, but in Maltese.
The song has been described as a powerful pop song and perfect for the dance floor this summer. It’ll be the second time Chiara has released a dance-pop tune on her new record label, Hands Up Music following last October’s Forget forgetting me. The label is based in Iceland and is also behind Eg a lif, the country’s entry to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, performed by Eyþór Ingi.
Zarbun is a collaboration with Icelandic-American electropop star Haffi Haff. I‘m incredibly happy with the song and the lyrics. It’s so me, Chiara said of it. In fact, Chiara has recently been delighting her fans by uploading pictures of her own extensive collection of zarbun, or shoes, onto facebook. (My shoes) are the reason for the song getting the name Zarbun, she joked online.
Chiara took third place when she appeared at the Eurovision Song Contest 1998 in Birmingham behind Israel’s Dana International and the UK’s Imaani. She was later reported as having cried for hours after her narrow defeat, which saw her missing out on a second place position by only one point. In 2005, she won Malta’s best ever Eurovision placing to date when her song Angel finished second behind Elena Paparaizou’s My number One when the contest was held in Kiev, Ukraine. Most recently, she finished 22nd at the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow.
But when it comes to the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, Ciara is keen to support her fellow record-label mate Eyþór Ingi. She said recently, I totally fell in love with this guy when I saw him singing in the Icelandic ESC finals…women are going to go crazy for this guy.
Zarbun on Youtube