Eurovision South Africa and ESCCovers made it possible that an Afrikaans cover of Breathlessly was recorded by JOLANDA BECKER and sent to Germany in time to play to Claudia Faniello during the Berlin weekend.
We got a report today from Germany by Manfred , the producer of the original Eurovision entry of Malta and owner of CAP records.
I am back home after a fantastic Berlin weekend and they did the surprise yesterday at the Sunday Club Brunch during the Interview talk and it was perfect. Claudia really loved the Afrikaans version of her song Brearthlessly and was really touched and close to tears..
JP from Radio International recorded a video and will send it to Manfred who in turn will make it available to ESCCOvers and JP will play the song too in one of his next radio shows.
The Afrikaans cover is called ASEMLOOS (so the same title as the original). The song will be available to buy on Itunes and we will soon make a link available.
Today is the 4th and last of our ESCCovers competitions. We just filled a gap between the voting shock/surprises which took a short break but will be back from tomorrow. Today’s competition is about Malta and hopefully you are not Breathless by now and have time to enter it.
You can win a memory stick which features the video of Claudia Faniello’s Breathlessly.
Again to win this, do the following:
1 – Like the Eurovision coverage facebook
2 – Name one of the songs Claudia had in the Malta selection previously.
All entries will again be put into a hat and a winner drawn and then he or she will have to send us their postal address.
The winners to the 4 competitions will be announced this coming weekend.
Claudia Faniello has been very busy preparing and promotion her Malta 2017 Eurovision Song Contest entry, Breathlessly. At the weekend she performed a medley of some of her previous Malta Eurovision Song Contest national selection songs on the popular entertainment show on TVM, Sibtek.
Claudia has also released an Italian version of Breathlessly entitled Perdersi. Claudia is actually half Italian.
You can see Claudia perform her Eurovision medley below as well as see her sing the Perdersi.
Source: TVM; YouTube/Eurovision Song Contest; ESC Covers
After several near misses in the past Claudia Faniello has finally won the 2017 Malta national selection and will represent her country at the Eurovision Song Contest in May in Kiev. Her song is entitled Breathlessly and his composed by the popular composers Philip Vella, Sean Vella and Gerard James Borg.
16 songs competed in the final –
Klinsmann – Laserlight
Raquela – Ray Of Light
Deborah C & Josef Tabone – Tonight
Kevin Borg – Follow
Jade – Seconds Away
Crosswalk – So Simple
Franklin Calleja – Follow Me
Rhiannon Micallef – Fearless
Miriana Conte – Don’t Look Down
Shauna – Crazy Games
Janice Mangion – Kewkba
Cherton –Fighting To Survive
Maxine – Bombshell
Richard Edwards – You
Brooke – Unstoppable
Claudia Faniello – Breathlessly
The voting was totally by the public.
ESC Covers caught up with Claudia in November in Malta where she was presented with a special compilation CD from South Africa of Afrikaans covers of Maltese Eurovision songs.
Claudia’s brother, Fabrizio, has twice represented Malta at the 2001 and 2006 Eurovision Song Contests.
You can see Claudia perform her winning song below.