Saturday, March 24, 2007

My first blog!

As I walked out of the Malta Song for Europe venue little more than a month and a half ago, I still had not really realised what had hit me.

Were I to say that I did not expect to win would be a case of being economical with the truth. But believe me...I did not expect 30,000 votes. I am still in awe at the result.

I have now realised what hit me. Big time.

It has been a hectic roller coaster ride all these past six weeks. Enjoyable but none the least hectic. My cocker spaniel 'Milly' has had to live with my mother for the first time since coming into my life. Missing her has been terrible. Sometimes I really feel like taking a week long well deserved sleep. But I simply do not have the time!

It has been a constant rush from one airport to the other. From one television studio to the next performance arena. Whilst in Malta I've had to deal with the stage performance, the choreography, the backing vocals, the dress.

But as I sit quietly in front of my laptop, writing my first blog, I have realised that I love doing this and wouldn't dream of living my life differently.

I just hope that we get a good result. And when I say 'we' I mean it. I am surrounded by the best people I've met in my whole life.

And all this makes every effort and sacrifice worth while. Speak to you tomorrow! :)

Olivia

15 comments:

plectrum said...

Thanks for starting a blog:) Hope that you will keep it up to date not as I did:)I even started my podcast but abandoned it after several months. Anyway, I am Joseph Micallef - I don't think you remember me but once u sang with me during the BJ's marathon-Fabrizio Giorgio had taken me there to play and there was also the greatly missed Bernard (the Bassist)playing. You sang Besame Mucho with me and it was a great honour for me. If you care to visit my website (my trio's website actually)-which is nowhere as attractive as yours, its http://acoustika.co.nr . I wish you all the luck for the eurovision. You have a very good song. Please though don't adopt oriental costumes because the song is basically Spanish and not oriental. Break a leg (obviously not literally)

Garu said...

Hi!!! i'm glad that you have started a blog :) and i reallu hope that you'd go to the finals ;) the Maltese people are all behind you...Care to visit my blog, i have posted your video incase of advertisment!!!! if you'd like leave me a comment =P thx alotttttttt

Olivia Lewis said...

Hell Garu. I just visited your site which I think is amazing...:) Thank you for visiting my blog. Keep surfing for more...Ol

The Truth said...

Hey Olivia!

It's great to hear directly from you! For future blogs, I would suggest you telling us what's happening (and what already happened)behind the scenes regarding your performance in Helsinki (Choreography, costume, any surprises?). Please quench our thirst to know more! I know that you would not like to spill all the beans this early...but you can give us slight hints e.g. telling us to expect a surprise but not telling us what it is! Then it would be up to us to try to guess! ;-)

Anyways, Keep up the good work and keep us informed!

Drin said...

Hi. Today I happened to watch one of the previous Xarabank episodes on the Internet while I am on a business trip around europe.. Budapest..Antwerp.. Hannover and and St.Petersburg. Your site was mentioned and I went in immediately. Very nice and attractive website.. I will do my best to promote your song while I'm around here. I'liked the remix as well.. Well done and Good luck. Keep up the good work ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi there, thansk for your everyday blog. I must consider myself tp be one of your greatest fans and those who know me can judge better. I work for an aviation company in Malta and on the telephone PABX system I suggested we play vertigo and that is what we do at the beginning of Aprl so we will have a month time to promot vertigo from the phone to our suppliers and customers around eroupe. I wish you all the very best.

ESCChris said...

Hi Olivia! This blog is great, fantastic to get inside the mind of a Eurovision contestant. I wish you the greatest luck with "Vertigo" as it is my favourite song this year and I look forward to reading your blog as time ticks on towards the contest itself! Chris :-)

Tom said...

Hey Olivia!

It's so nice to see real comments from a singer in Eurovision, it makes it seem much more personal.

First of all, I think Vertigo is fantastic and I am so pleased for you that you are finally going to be in Eurovision! Your drive and passion is something I would love fellow British people to have when it comes to Eurovision.

To tell you the truth, I don't think the Vertigo video is so good (I want to tell you my real opinion so you know the truth) - I think maybe acting isn't your forté. But keep on with the singing and making music. As I said, Vertigo is one of my favourite songs for the competition this year and I think it will do very well indeed.

Good luck in Helsinki!

marco said...

Hey Olivia! It is really great that you have opened up a blog and have taken the initiative to be in direct contact with your fans.However do you manage to do all of this!!!???I guess it shows your generosity of spirit and great stamina.

I am delighted to see how well Vertigo is doing in all of the polls and like all maltese, I am convinced that you are doing so well to represent us abroad and who knows , as long as the voting goes for musical talent and not just the neighbours,you could even bring the contest home hanini! We are all behind you Olivia GO GO GO!!!!!!

All my very best wishes for all your preparations and keep well!

If you feel like checking my blog out too then Im at
http://jeledtov.blogspot.com/

and I am back on the rock as of this weekend so I cant wait to hear this song all over the place in my favourite hangouts.

Anonymous said...

hi olivia this is a fan of yours and whish you luck from my heart .i love your song the only thing there is missing when you sing the moves you make you look stiff.sorry if i heart your feelings but i had to tell you when i see you sing vertigo you sound very good when i see you sing it there is somthing notright the moves you make .goodluck and enjoy yourself godbless you olivia.

Anonymous said...

hi olivia this is a fan of yours and whish you luck from my heart .i love your song the only thing there is missing when you sing the moves you make you look stiff.sorry if i heart your feelings but i had to tell you when i see you sing vertigo you sound very good when i see you sing it there is somthing notright the moves you make .goodluck and enjoy yourself godbless you olivia.

Dorienne said...

Whooo... Nice Work. Hope that Your dog won't go angry when you take her back at your home;)
I like this blog. I am from Fgura and I have some friends living near you. Good luck in Helsinki. BTW: If you noticed.. You're First in the Poll! That's Great news!

janetta said...

Hi Olivia

I was browsing the net looking for any mention of cocker spaniels belonging to George Cross and your site came up. I sent (from Scotland) Mr Cross a lovely black cocker spaniel about five/six years ago and I wonder if your Cocker pup is related. Mr Cross has lost touch with me, so never hear any news of the wee girl I sent to him. Can you tell me if the name Ch Noslien Nuala is in your pup's pedigree? If so - I am her breeder and she was born in Ayrshire Scotland.

all the best

Janetta

janetta said...

Hi Olivia

I was browsing the net looking for any mention of cocker spaniels belonging to George Cross and your site came up. I sent (from Scotland) Mr Cross a lovely black cocker spaniel about five/six years ago and I wonder if your Cocker pup is related. Mr Cross has lost touch with me, so never hear any news of the wee girl I sent to him. Can you tell me if the name Ch Noslien Nuala is in your pup's pedigree? If so - I am her breeder and she was born in Ayrshire Scotland.

all the best

Janetta

Nigel Blundell said...

Hi Olivia!

Kemm ilni biex inhallilek dan il-kumment u issa li ghandi c-cans ser inhallijulek: PROSET IMMENS minn qiegh qalbi li inti rbaht il-Malta Song for Europe din is-sena flimkien mat-tim kollu ta' Vertigo!!! Kien haqqek Olivia wara tant snin u ta' dan nifrahlek minn qiegh qalbi!!! xxxxxxxxxx

Biex ma ntawwalx jiena nixtieq nghid lilek u lil kull min ghandu x'jaqsam mas-song Vertigo PROSET IMMENS TA' KOLLOX u meta nghid TA' KOLLOX jigifieri TA' KOLLOX!!! xxxxxxxxxx

Grazzi mmens minn qiegh qalbi!!! xxxxxxxxxx

Tislijiet
Nigel Blundell xxxxxxxxxx