MALTA – It was a huge surprise that our visitors agreed with our own favourite during the Eurostar Award 2018 voting process. Gordon Bonello managed to win the huge fan based Roxie from Poland and Eleni Foureira from Cyprus. He was nominated for his (once again) stunning work in Junior Eurovision 2018 which took place in Minsk last November.
Gordon Bonello has the complete respect of our website not only because he is a professional and hard working person but for a few more other reasons. Knowing him for many years we are respecting the fact that he never intervened or demanded a text change non matter what we posted on oikotimes.com (and we were very nasty in the past with some of the Maltese entries and national selection procedures).
He always gives interviews no matter what we ask and never demands beforehand to know the questions. But most of all I am personally impressed seeing such a professional and creative person, always interacting with fans and press, asking for opinions and suggestions. If it was another person I would say he is insecure, but this guy is simply open to listen to ideas and proposals.
Gordon Bonello is the man who can really boost Eurovision (senior mostly) ten steps forward. His work is out of the European TV standards and cloud easily be the MTV VMA or Grammy producer and TV director. In 2014, in 2016 but mostly in 2018, the Junior Eurovision edition had nothing to do with the show we knew. It was a complete TV masterpiece (and this is an understatement).
I don’t know it personally but I am sure that his life goal is to do the Eurovision Song Contest in Malta. I think that would the biggest trophy for him.
Once again, oikotimes.com would like to congratulate Gordon for winning our readers choice. More than 14,400 unique votes cast during the voting period, with Gordon receiving more than 30% of the voting.
Just to make it clear, we have no reason for praising Mr Bonello, who never offered any press trips or invitations for oikotimes.com for the national selections, X Factor or Junior Eurovision Song Contest.