Malta 2018 🇲🇹 PBS invites Eurofans to give first impressions upon “Taboo” video clip release
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
MALTA – It is no secret that the 2018 Maltese entry is one of our team’s favourite this year. Taboo and Christabelle were the fair winners of the 2018 Maltese national final something for which international jury and Maltese public agreed. Today the video clip launched. PBS honoured some of the fans by asking them to submit their video reactions. Yes, you might already claim that we are flattering and sucking up Malta. But it’s Maltese television who knows very well how bitchy we can be when wee seriously don’t like their work and we have already pointed out several of their mistakes.
But watching the video clip I have to admit two basic facts: the song will make Europeans question themselves as it presents exactly what we all afraid: the truth. It’s Malta (and somehow France) who dared to use the Eurovision Song Contest to submit a message that actually speak (or has to speak) in our humanism (if any of it is left anymore). Isn’t true what the Maltese video clip depicts? That somehow and despite all efforts for equality, respect and tolerance are not exactly working in this world?
I am not sure if Europe will understand it, or if they will wish to understand it and vote for it. But one thing is for sure. Malta, a tiny mini island in the middle of Mediterranean brought a powerful message through a stunning production. This tiny island, which is known to have suffered throughout history as it was always in the middle of conflicts without takings stands and without casting any of them, has shown dedication to Eurovision as only few nations inn the history of the contest.
Can a small island like Malta win and host Eurovision? Well don’t even dare to ask the Maltese as the answer is already clear from their passion. Can a small island like Malta host Eurovision and deliver all the necessary logistics for an amazing and professional production of future Eurovision? I am sure that they will demolish half of the island to make sure that Eurovision will take place in the right way inland.
Here are more fan comments as presented by PBS who honoured us with their invitation to video review the video clip with our first impression watching “Taboo”.
Christabelle’s Eurovision song video tips its hat to Mad Max
Taking its visual cues from Hollywood blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road, the video’s high production values have seemingly struck a chord with Eurovision Song Contest fans online. Within hours of being released, the music video had amassed well over 200 comments, with praise flowing in from people across the globe. “Let’s be honest, this is the best music video from Eurovision 2018 so far,” wrote one user on YouTube, as another agreed “this is stunning!” Other users were struck by the polished video. “Damn, this looks so expensive,” wrote one user of social media site Reddit, as another YouTube user said the video gave the song “a more expensive [sic] touch”.