Malta’s Eurovision 2015 Entry

On November 15, 2014, Malta hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest at the Malta Shipbuilding. A week later, it used that same location (as well as the same footage of the Junior Eurovision interval acts) to decide its entry for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. The runaway winner on the night was Amber, who will represent Malta in Vienna with “Warrior”:

Amber is no stranger to the Eurovision stage. She was Kurt Calleja’s back-up singer in 2012 (where she never did quite hit her one big line).

“Warrior” was penned by Elton Zarb and Muxu, who were part of the team that wrote Malta’s Junior Eurovision-winning entry “The Start.” It’s a big ol’ pop ballad, well-suited for the Grand Prix. However, when we saw Amber perform it in Malta’s final, we felt like the song was performing her instead of her performing the song. In other words, she didn’t quite own it yet. Fortunately, she’s got plenty of time to get comfortable with “Warrior” before May. A little more confidence and maybe a tweak or two to the arrangement and Malta will be good to go.