MESC 2014: FIRELIGHT TO COPENHAGEN
TA’QALI, MALTA – The 2014 Maltese national final ended with a surprise. Firelight, the only band in the 2014 edition of MESC will represent the country in Copenhagen. Despite Jessika Muscat winning the tele voting, the jury changed the results completely something that will have great impact for Malta in the scoreboard in May. Unfortunately a bad choice for the island of knights.
RESULTS: 5/6 JURY – 1/6 PUBLIC
14 + 04 pts – Lovetricity – Christabelle
09 + 00 pts – Some Kind Of Wonderful – Wayne William
04 + 03 pts – Brand New Day – Davinia
16 + 00 pts – City Lady – Ryan Paul Abela
20 + 05 pts – Love Will Take Me Home – Franklin Calleja
31 + 10 pts – One Last Ride – Daniel Testa
11 + 00 pts – Let The Sunshine In – Sophie Debattista
06 + 01 pts – Oblivion – Chris Grech
28 + 00 pts – Until We Meet Again – Deborah C
06 + 12 pts – Hypnotica – Jessika
21 + 06 pts – Take Me – Pamela
56 + 07 pts – Coming Home – Firelight
30 + 02 pts – Because I have You – Amber
38 + 08 pts – Pin The Middle – DeBee
INFORMATION ABOUT FIRELIGHT
Firelight is a Maltese country/ folk/ pop band. The band consists of Michelle Mifsud (vocals, piano, percussion), Richard Edward Micallef (vocals, acoustic guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, percussion), Tony Polidano (vocals, upright bass, electric bass, acoustic bass, percussion ), Matthew Ellul ( acoustic guitar, electric guitar) and Leslie Decesare ( drums, percussion, harmonica).
Firelight were formed in June 2013 and are still in the process of recording there first album which is set to be released in Feb 2014. All songs of the album are a collective effort of the band inspirations and ideas which represent the band itself.
The style of music is somewhat new and the aim of the band is to produce a fresh sound to the music scene both locally and internationally. The start of Firelight’s journey will begin at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with the song entitled “Coming Home” but surely does not end there. After the festival in February there are plans which will be set in motion that include promoting the new album via online marketing, getting the songs played on local and foreign radio and tv stations, releasing the music video’s and touring in Malta and Europe.
The sky is the limit and the hope is to have the bands’ music recognized and enjoyed throughout the world. So far, the feedback for the release of “Coming Home” has been great so with nothing but determination and drive Firelight look forward to the future and Thank everyone upfront for any support they receive along the way.