Rachel Lowell has been selected to represent Malta at the Fan Vision 2019 – Eurovision Weekend to be held over 12 – 13 – 14 July.
Members of OGAE Malta voted via the popular magazine and website GWIDA.mt. Three singers were selected from many submissions and congratulations to all of them for a very close contest.
Here are the results of the poll –
37.95% Rachel Lowell – A Million Voices (2015 ESC Russia)
32.82% Nicole Sciberras – Is It True? (2009 ESC Iceland)
29.23% Avenue Sky – Heroes (2015 ESC Sweden)
This is the fourth Fan Vision contest and the first time it has been held in Malta.
Malta have already won the contest twice before with Sebastian Calleja (2016) and Grecia Bezzina (2018).
More details of the contest and the special event will be released in the coming weeks.
You can hear a clip of the three original candidates at this link –
Our position 31 is Polina Gagarina with A MILLION VOICES. It represented Russia at the 2015 Eurovision song contest. The song has been covered in Afrikaans by Jasmyn as well as Liezel Pieters.
Polina Gagarina sang A MILLION VOICES at the 2015 Eurovision song contest for Russia. Litesound (who represented Belarus in 2012) teamed up with ALEX KOLCHIN and covered the song but also in English.
South African singer Liezel Pieters covered the 2015 Russian Eurovision entry A MILLION VOICES as Miljoene druppels in Afrikaans.
Inis Neziri recently impressed many with her performance in the Festivali i Këngës 56 national selection in Albania. She performed the beautiful ballad Piedestal and finished in the top three.
Inis has covered the 2015 Russia Eurovision Song Contest by Polina Gagarina, A Million Voices. Again we hear a sample of the powerful and clear vocals of Inis.
You can see Inis perform A Million Voices below.
Source: ESC Covers
The next 30 second teaser comes from JASMYN who has covered A million voices of Polina Gagarina, the Russian 2015 Eurovision entry in Afrikaans as EEN MILJOEN STEMME
This week the first CD of Liezel Pieters has been released by SONY SOUTH AFRICA. It is called SING MY HART UIT.
On the CD are 14 tracks plus one medley. The medley is a Bonnie Tyler medley and the 3 songs are Bitter blue, Lost in France and It’s a heartache.
The CD also features an Afrikaans version of the huge Helene Fischer hit Atemlos – called Asemloos.
The big track is an Afrikaans over of the 2015 Russian Eurovision entry, A MILLION VOICES by Polina Gagarina. It is called MILJOENE DRUPPELS (Million drops).
Fans have been able to listen for approximately one minute each to the 7 songs in the second semi final.
I was slightly more impressed with the 7 songs in this semi final after hearing them for the first time – still I cannot see an instant hit for me.
Here is my rankings
7th – ALLYAWAN
Not at all my kind of music
6th – ETZIA
Expected more of this song from seeing the title. I like her dress, especially the sleeves
5th – DISMISSED
Sort of sound like The Ark and could surprise because of how they look and because of the gender issues they are highlighting. Conchitta has competition.
4th – BENJAMIN INGROSSO
He looks better than he sings and the song does very little for me
3rd – LISA AJAX
Interesting title “I don’t give A” and people will try and hear more
2nd – ROGER PONTARE
His 2000 “When spirits are calling my name” really grew on me and this could have the same effect
1st – MARIETTE
We had ” A million voices” in Eurovision and easily could have “A million years” this time around. Good song but I think both Thomas Gson and Peter Bostrom have composed better songs.
Picture from Melodifestivalen website
Miljoene druppels – Liezel Pieters
A million voices – Polina Gagarina