At this year’s Pre-Party ES in Madrid, Tim was joined by The Busker for an interview. They will be representing Malta at Eurovision 2023 with “Dance (Our Own Party)”.
Check out our interview with The Busker here!
They discuss their Eurovision experiences so far, how they are tweaking their MESC staging for Liverpool and their reaction to the running order. They also share what they have taken away from their experience, including the importance of both friendship and sleep!
About The Busker
The Busker is a three-piece band, comprising the vocals of David “Dav.Jr” Meilak, the drumming of Jean Paul Borg and the saxophone of Sean Meachen. As their name suggests, they got their start busking together on the streets of Valetta, before releasing their first two albums – Telegram in 2017 and Ladies and Gentlemen in 2018. This was followed by an EP, X, in 2021. Their second album was awarded “Best Album” at the Lovin Music Awards in 2019.
Malta’s Eurovision journey
Malta made its Eurovision debut in 1971, with Joe Grech performing “Marija I-Maltija” (Maria the Maltese Lass), finishing 18th with 52 points. Malta did not participate in Eurovision from 1975 until 1991. That year they returned with the song “Could It Be” by Paul Giordimaina and Georgina, finishing 12th with 32 points.
Since then, Malta has been at every Eurovision and finished in the top 10 an impressive 12 times. Their best result so far is second place, which they’ve achieved twice. The first time was in 2002, when Ira Losco sang “7th Wonder,” and the second time in 2005 with Chiara’s “Angel.” Malta’s most recent Eurovision entry was Emma Muscat, who scored 47 points in the semi-final, earning 16th place and therefore, not qualifying for the final with the song “I Am What I Am”.
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