Participant(s): Morena Song: Vodka Writer(s): Gerard James Borg Composer(s): Philip Vella
Malta’s debut was in the year of 1971, then they made a big break from 1975 - 1991 and returned quite successfully. Malta’s second official language is English and so it’s no wonder that there were mainly songs in English. Nowadays every country can sing in any language. As you can see from the last year’s winning entry “Molitva” from Serbia - which was sung in the native language Serbian – and reached the top position. So English doesn’t mean automatically higher chances at all. Well, English is the most important and understandable language of the world. But the main point of success at Eurovision the melody, the stage appearance and the atmosphere. Sot the language is quite unimportant at Eurovision.
Recently Malta did not have such a good hand as before, “Vertigo” and “I do” were found at the bottom of the rankings. This year there is a fast song from Malta called “Vodka” and has a strange rhythm and melody. It’s even a kind of aggressive when you really listen to that track. The song sounds cheap and uninspired, lyrics like “Moscow” and “Nastrovje” appear a bit unpleasant. If the Maltese think that Vodka is the national drink of Serbia they are wrong – it’s Slivovitz. Sorry Malta that’s the wrong choice!