Following their first rehearsal yesterday, our Tim got a chance to catch up with The Busker to discuss their Liverpool experience so far.
Watch our interview with The Busker right here:
During their interview, Tim and The Busker talked about how their first rehearsal went, what they have learnt previously, which is becoming useful to their Eurovision experience, as well as the process of how they selected which previous Maltese Eurovision participants appeared as cut-outs on stage with them.
The Busker’s Eurovision Journey so far
The Busker were selected to represent Malta through the national final MESC. They made it through a field of 40 to represent the nation with their song “Dance (Our Own Party)”. The Busker have performed live at the the Polish Eurovision Party, Israel Calling, Pre-Party ES in Madrid, Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam, and the London Eurovision Party.
The trio rehearssed on Liverpool’s stage for the first time yesterday. You can check out that performance, and our thoughts on their first rehearsal here.
The Busker will perform second in the first half of the first Eurovision 2023 semi-final on May 9th.
Who are The Buskers
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 our interview with The Busker? Do you think they will qualify for the final this year? Where would you like Malta to finish this year? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we cover the rehearsals of Eurovision 2023!
News Source: That Eurovision Site
Photo Credit: Sarah Louise Bennett/EBU