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Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« on: January 11, 2009, 06:02:20 PM »


   1. Ha Hi Hu - The Elements - (Carm Fenech, Carm Fenech)
   2. Kamikaze lover - Baklava - (Philip Vella, Gerard J. Borg)
   3. Choose your number - J. Anvil - (Augusto Cardinali, Giovann Attard)
   4. Where you belong - Wayne Micallef  - (Wayne Micallef, Luke Ambrogio)
   5. Tonight at the opera - Classic Rebels - (Ralph Siegel, John O'Flynn)
   6. Promises - Vittorio & Dorothy - (Chan Vella, Alexia Schembri)
   7. What if we – Chiara - (Marc Paelinck, Gregory Bilsen)
   8. One million ways - Rosman Pace - (Rosman Pace, Rosman Pace)
   9. Before you walk away - Q - (Paul Giordimaina, Fleur Balzan)
  10. Let it shine - Kylie Coleiro - Andrew Zahra, Joe Julian Farrugia)
  11. Where was I? - Jamie Tonna - (Jason Paul Cassar, Mario J. Farrugia)
  12. Life is an opera - Christine Barbara - (Rita Pace, Rita Pace)
  13. Someday - Eleanor Cassar - (Paul Giordimaina, Fleur Balzan)
  14. Crossroads - Raquela - (Philip Vella, Gerard J. Borg)
  15. Mama- Miriam Christine - (Miriam Christine Warner, Miriam Christine Warner)
  16. Avalon - Georgina & Ruth Casingena - (Paul Abela, Joe Julian Farrugia)
  17. Typical Me - Alison Ellul - (Philip Vella, Gerard J. Borg)
  18. The song in your heart - Trilogy - (Paul Abela, Joe Julian Farrugia)
  19. Blue Sonata - Claudia Faniello - (Ray Agius, Ray Agius)
  20. Butterfly Sky - Klinsmann - (Klinsmann Coleiro, Joe Julian Farrugia)

Final will be held 7th February





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Re: Malta 2009
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2009, 07:42:55 PM »
a dumb and irrelevant list of top 20.. it sounds like it's made to have a thrill (Claude, Eleanor..) but ultimately there will be an obvious winner (Chiara).. I'm disappointed also that the best song out of all 56 was "Rock & ride" and they went with the other entry by Klinsmann!

anyway my top 5
1 - Klinsmann
2 - Trilogy
3 - Baklava
4 - Chiara
5 - Q

and I'm disappointed that "Another side of me" didn't make it, nor Jo Zette or "Innocent heart" also cute

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Re: Malta 2009
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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2009, 06:36:31 PM »
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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2009, 08:52:41 PM »
Good song, but better was Angel.  :goodjob:

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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2009, 08:56:33 PM »
I sincerely believe that this is too much ! Chiara's voice is nice and all but I can't get past minute 1 of this song.  :shrug:

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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2009, 10:56:45 PM »
Gosh I am so surprised - Malta chose Chiara....how very predictable.   The good thing is that it will be a great vocal performance.  The bad thing is that the song just is nowhere near as good as her other 2 entries.

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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2009, 11:00:52 PM »
Gosh I am so surprised - Malta chose Chiara....how very predictable.   The good thing is that it will be a great vocal performance.  The bad thing is that the song just is nowhere near as good as her other 2 entries.
I cant see it getting out of the semis.

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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2009, 11:08:03 PM »
I cant see it getting out of the semis.

I don't know really.  She's such a good performer she can sell any song well.  Will it be enough though?

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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2009, 06:53:26 PM »
How can you waste a voice like Chiara's in the biggest disney-like bubbly crap of the year? No wonder it was written by a Belgian duo, a country that can't care less for esc. This needs big improvement or else Malta can actually stick to the semi except for the juries 10th spot but like it did for Charlotte then it's bottom at Final for Chiara!

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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2009, 09:16:59 PM »
How can you waste a voice like Chiara's in the biggest disney-like bubbly crap of the year? No wonder it was written by a Belgian duo, a country that can't care less for esc. This needs big improvement or else Malta can actually stick to the semi except for the juries 10th spot but like it did for Charlotte then it's bottom at Final for Chiara!

I agree that the song is a waste of a wonderful vocalist like Chiara.

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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2009, 12:49:45 AM »
I agree that the song is a waste of a wonderful vocalist like Chiara.
Malta could stay in the semi-finale, except for the juries.. this is going to be scary!

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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2009, 12:58:17 AM »
Malta could stay in the semi-finale, except for the juries.. this is going to be scary!

Well they've got some strong countries in their semi.  Looking at the countries there is a chance that Malta can qualify without the need of the juries...considering Andorra (nice song but not a qualifier surely), Belarus (a complete mess - both him & the song), Czech Republic (dismal record so far and I'm not impressed by Gipsy.cz as a group), Belgium (dismal record since semis came in) & Montenegro (cheap song depsite me loving it I don't expect it to qualify) are all in their semi.  You'd expect Turkey & Armenia to qualify with ease (although I hate both of their songs)...Sweden should qualify...so should Finland...and Georgia too....and Bosnia which leaves you with 4 places to share between - Iceland, Malta, Israel, Bulgaria, Portugal, Switzerland, Macedonia & Romania - so anything is possible.

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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2009, 01:03:27 AM »
I think you can already have Iceland and Switzerland in the qualifyers. That leaves Portugal's possible Flor De Lys song and some Macedonian nice song like last year (which did get 10th) and Israel has AWESOME singers if the songs are good.. Malta's in danger.

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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2009, 01:11:54 AM »
I personally think all of you exaggerate too much...

This is not so bad, nor were Chiara's previous attempts so good (specially not her 2005 attempt)
The qualifiers aren't so assured yet (we need to factor in the jury right now)
And Malta has pretty good chances of qualifying.

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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2009, 01:25:38 AM »
tonight Chiara performed again ; whereas the Belarussian guy arranged his song (but not his hair sadly), Chiara went on with the same awfully written belgian-like song..

it's not like i liked "Angel" but Chiara wrote it herself and she knows her voice, she knew what she could do and the song was written every inch to nail down the performance.

"What If We" is a cute lil nothingness overly sweet like most maltese songs (2002, 2003, 2004 most of all) but definitely not for Chiara. It's not strong it doesn't even request a strong voice. I'm actually thinking that Malta has its best chances to qualify to the esc final since it last did.. But I'm sure that we should get ready for a surprise that Chiara even in the final won't be in top 10!

as for the juries.. they're not in semifinal per se. Only the 10th song is chosen by jury and not by televote, but NOT by the official musical juries for the final, only by OGAE juries who voted for Poland and Sweden last year!

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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2009, 01:50:01 AM »
Isis Gee gave a very credible performance or her far too americanized ballad, and hey, she ended 10th, so fine by me.

Sweden qualifying shows you exactly what's wrong with today's juries :doh:

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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2009, 08:31:51 PM »
tonight Chiara performed again ; whereas the Belarussian guy arranged his song (but not his hair sadly), Chiara went on with the same awfully written belgian-like song..

I agree with you about the Belarussian guy.  The rearrangement of the song was an improvement - but he seriously needs an image consultant NOW!!!!!

it's not like i liked "Angel" but Chiara wrote it herself and she knows her voice, she knew what she could do and the song was written every inch to nail down the performance.

Angel is a nice song - but anyone else singing it other than Chiara and it wouldn't have worked.  As you say because she wrote it it was tailored exactly to what she can do with her voice.  The performance was absolutely perfect.

"What If We" is a cute lil nothingness overly sweet like most maltese songs (2002, 2003, 2004 most of all) but definitely not for Chiara. It's not strong it doesn't even request a strong voice. I'm actually thinking that Malta has its best chances to qualify to the esc final since it last did.. But I'm sure that we should get ready for a surprise that Chiara even in the final won't be in top 10!

You're right again - it doesn't need a strong voice to sing it.  Even someone with a sweet little voice like Ira Losco could sing What If We.  I also agree that Malta has it's best chance of qualifying since 2006 (but Vertigo & Vodka never really stood a chance - Vertigo could've done but the performance was a mess).

Isis Gee gave a very credible performance or her far too americanized ballad, and hey, she ended 10th, so fine by me.

Isis' problem was that it was actually difficult to decipher what language she was singing in :doh: - and it was worse live than in the studio version (which was also fairly indecipherable to me - which as a native English speaker is kinda worrying).

Sweden qualifying shows you exactly what's wrong with today's juries :doh:

Couldn't agree more.

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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2009, 10:42:36 PM »
What i said about Lithuania also... how many good voices will the juries go for....the song has to be catchy also.Ofcourse "angel" was better and its so stupid not selecting Chiara internal from the start and putting 3-4 people to write for her..a better song  :doh:
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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2009, 08:21:14 PM »
the new version is slightly better but still is a no

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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2009, 12:58:33 PM »
This song is very strange - it gets a little bit better by every listening. There is something very hypnotizing in it.

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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2009, 01:01:52 PM »
I will not do 2nd time the same mistake to surestime Chiara. Her song in 2005 also didn't tell me nothing before to see the live performance. Chiara will make this song to sound like the best. She is a serious contendor for the first place. We already know from televoting that people vote for her and I really dunno that the jury will not vote for her. I think that will be between Malta and Norway.

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Re: Malta 2009 - Chiara - What if we
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2009, 12:30:35 AM »
What i said about Lithuania also... how many good voices will the juries go for....the song has to be catchy also.Ofcourse "angel" was better and its so stupid not selecting Chiara internal from the start and putting 3-4 people to write for her..a better song  :doh:
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She AMAZED me at the semifinal  :ohmy:.....she was GREATTTTTTTTTT!
The song wasnt strong enough and with so many ballads and bad draw her chances were......IMO underrated!!!! :goodjob:

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