Olivia in farewell concert

by Richard West-Soley 50 views

Olivia Lewis, Maltese hope for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, is currently preparing to give a final farewell concert in Malta tonight before leaving for Helsinki tomorrow morning.

Olivia will sing for gathered fans and well-wishers in Qormi tonight at 20:00 CET, at a concert arranged by members of her family along with the Qormi local council. The family affair, entitled Qormi Goes Vertigo, will be held at Pjazza Narbona.

After this final set, the Eurovision wheel starts turning in earnest for Olivia as she jets off to Helsinki tomorrow morning with the rest of the Maltese delegation. The team will greet press at Malta's International Airport at 11:30 CET before travelling to Finland, where rehearsals take place for Olivia and the teamfrom Friday.

Stormy weather
In her blog at oliviavertigo.blogspot.com, the singer shows that she faces the same wardrobe decisions as any seasoned traveller: "…my oversize suitcase is full. And I am in a quandary. Anna, my contact in Finland has just informed me that the weather has turned sour."And indeed, Olivia and the other participants will be touching down in a decidedlyfresh city, withrain, hail and cold weather currently reigning. Rehearsals start tomorrow for the first set of semifinalists – come rain or shine.

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.