Gianluca Bezzina takes Malta to Eurovision final

Malta's 'singing doctor' Gianluca Bezzina secures a spot for Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest final in Malmo, Sweden this Saturday.

Maltese singer Gianluca Bezzina emerged triumphant during tonight's Eurovision semi-final with the romantic ditty 'Tomorrow'.
Maltese singer Gianluca Bezzina emerged triumphant during tonight's Eurovision semi-final with the romantic ditty 'Tomorrow'.

Malta's Gianluca Bezzina has successfully secured a spot in this year's edition of the Eurovision song contest. 

Competing during tonight's second semi-final at the contest's venue of Malmo, Sweden, Bezzina joined nine other competing European countries who will be in the running for the coveted prize next Saturday. 

Bezzina, 23 and a doctor by profession, will be competing with the romantic ditty 'Tomorrow'. Following Bezzina's performance tonight, the song was trending on micro-blogging website Twitter.  

Despite the jubilant atmosphere at Malmo, the celebratory mood was somewhat dampened online when news emerged that Turkey cancelled the live broadcast, apparently because Finnish singer Krista Siegfrieds gave a 'lesbian kiss' one of her female backup singers. 

On Saturday, Malta will be competing against Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Moldova, The Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and the United Kingom. Bezzina will be 17th in the lineup. 


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Emmanuel Mallia
The song is simple, but Gianluca's personality, determination,and that particular smile, won. However, the audio balancing of the backing music was poor, as with many, if not all our Eurovision entries. We need a good sound engineer and a good producer ( as distinct from the authors of the songs) to produce commercial quality recorded songs. We are producing live recordings, not studio recordings. We need to produce studio quality recordings which will have much better balancing between the various instruments and the vocal, making the song having much more "presence" than a live recording.
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Prosit u Awguri ghal nhar is-sibt