Today the rehearsals for Eurovision 2023 has kicked off in Liverpool. Countries rehearsing on Day 1 include Norway, Malta, Serbia, Latvia, Portugal, Ireland, Croatia, Switzerland, Moldova and Sweden. The second to rehearse today is Malta’s The Busker.
The Busker’s first rehearsal
The next to take to the Eurovision 2023 stage at Liverpool Arena in Liverpool was Malta’s The Busker. They will be competing in this year’s competition with their entry “Dance (Our Own Party” following their win in the Maltese selection ‘MESC 2023’.
Following The Busker’s first rehearsal a clip of what went on was posted on the official TikTok account of the Eurovision Song Contest. The clip showed The Busker before and after they took to the Eurovision stage for the first time, as well as giving us some insight into how well their first rehearsal went.
What did we learn about The Busker’s staging?
The Busker have brought several props with them for their first Eurovision 2023 rehearsal. One of those props includes a cutout of Destiny who represented Malta in 2021 with her song “Je Me Casse”. During the performance there is a nice costume change to a sparkly outfit. There is also a car on stage which the band make use of throughout their performance. There is a real sense of fun with this performance which may help it stand out in this semi-final
What we thought of Malta’s first rehearsal
After The Busker’s first rehearsal Rory gave his initial thoughts on the snippet that we saw.
Who are The Busker?
The Busker are a 3 piece band consisting of Dav.Jr (the singer), Jean Paul Borg (drums) and Sean Meachen (Saxophone).
The Busker say their sound is inspired by the 60’s groups The Beach Boys as well as Liverpool’s very own The Beatles.
They released their first album “Telegram” back in 2017. Since then they have released a second album “Ladies and Gentlemen” in 2018, as well as an EP entitled “X” in 2021. Prior to Eurovision their biggest hit to date is their 2020 single “Just A Little Bit More”.
Their Eurovision 2023 song “Dance (Our Own Party)” was written by the band themselves as well as Matthew James Borg and Michael Joe Cini.
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”.
What do you think of “Dance (Our Own Party)”? Can The Busker bring Eurovision to Malta? Let us know your thoughts! Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!
News Source: That Eurovision Site
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