Malta: Amber – Life is about finding inner strength to overcome the obstacles we face in life

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Author: Sándor Mádi

This year Malta sends their 28th participant to the Eurovision, their best result is 2nd place two times (2002, 2005). Since the introduction of 2 semi-finals they reached the final 4 times, but expect Gianluca, they finished poorly. This year a real warrior, Amber got the chance to represent the country with ther song, Warrior. Which warriow will win the battle? Until we will know it, read the interview I made with Amber.

What was your first step in your music career?
I became serious about singing when I was 15. Until then my passion had been judo. An injury forced me to give up judo and I put all my efforts into music, entering TV talent shows.

This year you were selected to represent Malta at Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna. What does it mean for you?
It means a great deal to me. It is an honour to represent Malta in Vienna. I hope the country will be proud of me.

You tried to be at Eurovision many occasions, your time has come in 2015. Do you think Warrior is the strongest one?
I think Warrior is a very strong song and I hope others will agree. But I am realistic. There are 40 songs in the contest, some of which are very good.

If you could pick up only one word which word describes your life best and why?
Warrior. I am a Warrior and everyone else can be a Warrior. It’s about finding inner strength to overcome the obstacles we face in life.

Who are your favourite singers?
My singing heroes are Etta James, Beyonce and Ray Charles. Their music is fantastic. My all time favourite Eurovision song is Loreen’s Eurphoria, the winning song for Sweden in 2012. I was there at Baku when Loreen won; it was an exciting moment.
This year there will be 39 more contestants in the contest. Do you have your favourites?
I love the entry from Spain. Cyprus’s song is quite different and Sweden’s is impressive. I love the message in Boggie song Wars For Nothing. I’m starting to fall in love with many of the songs. I’ll probably have 39 favourites by the time I get to Vienna.

What would you like to achieve in the contest?
I would love to reléase and album and go on tour. If Eurovision could make that happen I would be very pleased.

What inspires you?
My parents of course, but also talented people in the music business. I am very lucky to be working with the winners of Junior Eurovision 2013, Elton Zarb and Matt Mercierca. They are the brains behind Warrior and certainly know about composing and writing lyrics.

Would you like to leave a message for the readers of this interview at ESCHungary?
I send big kisses to all Eurovision fans in Hungary. Eurovision would be nothing without the fans. If you like Warrior please vote for Malta, and don’t forget to follow us on:

Thanks to Amber for this interview and special thanks to Daniel d’Anastasi.
The whole team of ESCHungary wish all the best in Vienna!