Friday, May 11, 2007

At last, I found some strength...

The last envelope started with an 'M'. I hoped it would be Malta. But it wasn't.

I kept staring at the screen, oblivious of what was happening around me. All of a sudden I felt tears pouring from my eyes. All the pressure and worries of the past three months suddenly caved in on me. It felt like being hit by a huge block of stone falling over from a cliff.

All around me I could see my Maltese friends looking shocked and sad. Everyone who had dedicated so much time and work, saw it disintegrate in a matter of minutes.

Mark tried to keep his cool as best as he could. He collected my things and we rushed to the hotel, running away from it all as fast as we could. I went to bed fully clothed, make up and all. I must admit that I spent my first few hours in bed crying and languishing in sleeplessness.

Feelings of immense guilt began to seep in. Could I have done more? Wasn't I good enough? What will the Maltese say now that I have not managed to qualify for my country? These are just a few of the thoughts which kept haunting me throughout those painful moments.

Finally I slept. Soundly.

I woke up at the sound of the door knocking. Sleepily I came out of bed and opened the door.

It was mum and dad standing there with tears in their eyes. I knew they were heartbroken. But they tried to hide it as best as they could. Mum is a tower of strength, especially in the difficult times. I hugged her as I did when I was a little girl afraid of the dark.

She said 'Olivia, life goes on. You were wonderful and the Maltese loved you yesterday'. I thought she was saying all this to comfort me, to make me feel good.

Then I opened my blog, trembling at the thought of what I would find. 70 comments came up for me to read. I read the first one, then the next and the next.

Was I reading my own blog? How could it be that after I had failed to qualify, the Maltese were sending me all these messages of support. My eyes swelled with tears, this time tears of joy and gratitude to God for making me Maltese.

It was at this point that I found the strenght to write this blog. I want to thank all of you who have been sharing my life for the past few months. You have been great company to me especially when the chips were down. I am so grateful to all the Maltese people who have shown such love and support.

We did the best we could, but we didn't qualify. And I'm really sorry for this. But Eurovision is like that. You never know what you're going to get.

I look forward to coming back to Malta, and to hugging Milly again. I want to breathe Maltese air again. Hopefully I will be doing so again on Sunday. :)

I have to go as I'm slowly but surely starting to pack. And there's a lot to pack. Believe me.

See you in Malta. Lots of love, Olivia.

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Noel Zahra Diacono said...

Bongu Olivia nispera li tinsab tajba issa wara nhar il-Hamis!!!!!

Nista nasigurak li mhux wahdek, kont imdejqa ghax ma ghadejniex ghas-serata Finali, biss kien hawn Malta kollha idispjacuta fuq li gara.

Fl-opinjoni tieghi kellek interpretazjoni mill-aqwa u fuq il-palk kont tidher kunfidenti mhux hazin. Nista nifhem li xi ftit ta' ecitament kien hemm. Ifhem tidher quddiem dawk il-miljuni kollha mhux xi haga li taqbad u titla fuq dak il-palk qisu ma hu xejn.

L-ghada il-gimgha ix-xoghol kulhadd jitkellem fuq dak li kien gara l-jum ta' qabel (bhal ma nahseb li kienet qeghda tghamel Malta kollha)u kulhadd kien idispjacut li diski tajbin inkluz ta' Malta baqaw barra.

Jien nahseb li 'country contest' mhux 'song contest'.

Jien mill-gdid niextieq nawguralek hafna u m'ghandiex dubju li l-Maltin kollha warajk.

Tislijiet.
Noel.

Nadine said...

You are really really gr8 Olivia!! Dnt take any notice of what people might say .. maltese are like that, first they glorify and then they criticise ... there's nothing to criticise you about .. you were just PERFECT the way you were and the way you sang ... and it was the best choice we could have made in MSFE .. so dnt u ever thing that there were better songs which could qualify .. yours had everyhting .. but of course, you can never tell how peple will vote ... so dnt be sad cause all of Malta is still after you, we sent you there and you made us porud tom present such a talented girl in Helsinki :)

Anonymous said...

ALL PEOPLE READING THIS .. LETS NOT VOTE IN TONIGHTS EUROVISON. MY COUSINS IN ENGLAND AND SPAIN ARE DOING THE SAME THING AND THEY ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES. THEIR FRIENDS ARE DOING THE SAME THING. IF THIS IS WHAT THE EUROVISION IS ALL ABOUT THAN AM SORRY TO SAY BUT WE SHOULD NO LONGER TAKE PART. OLIVIA I SUGGEST YOU TELL ROBERT TO GET MOVING AND NOT BE THIS CALM - TELL HIM THAT WE WANT SOMETHING DONE ABOUT THIS. WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU. XXXX

Menfreya said...

Olivia, you were great in the semifinal and you should not blame yourself or your team for anything.
I would personally prefer to see Malta and Austria in the final instead of Moldova and Hungary, but Europe voted different.
I'm from Slovenia and my country finally made it to the final this year for the first time in four years. So don't give up, there is still hope for small countries with little or no support from the neighbors! Be strong!

Anonymous said...

Hi Olivia,

I just wanted to say well done for your performance in the semi final!! it was super! i honestly don't understand why our country didn't pass, but i've never been prouder of a maltese entry. I've taken part in MSFE this year, being chosen with the 1st 35, but then wasn't chosen with the last 14. I was soooo glad that a gr8 song like urs was chosen! You deserve far better than Eurovision! Don't 4get that Malta loves u!

Sam said...

Hope you're okay Olivia. We love you and your blog.

Best wishes from Serbia!

Roberto said...

Hi Olivia,
I'm writing to you because I saw your performance last thursday. I'm a spanish boy. Malta was not one of my favourites songs, but when I saw the show, I said... "It's perfect... Wow, Malta". Since 2002, I never hoped a good classification to Malta, and I was sure you could get it.

You didn't classified. It's not your fault Olivia. Western countries has no chance in the Eurovision Song Contest, but you were perfect and your performance will be remembered in the future. Not only in Malta! Come to my fotolog and sign me a picture, please. Muakkkksssss!!

Anonymous said...

Veru Eurovision farsa.....Hbieb tal hbieb....kellek prestazzjoni mil aqwa imma kulhadd jaf li ma jivvotawx ghad diska imma ghal girien..kont ma l-ewwel hamsa fil wisa'...KURAGG Olivia...ahna xorta kburin bijk.zomm rasek mghollijja l-fuq ghax jixraqlek.

FROM TURKEY said...

olivia, plese don't cry.
i love you and your song.
i voted for you but there was'nt enough voting i think.
and i want to say that "you were great last night"
again,again and again thank you very much for your nice show.

bye.

Anonymous said...

Olivia Myself and my daughter in United Kingdom watched you in Semi Final I called to vote for you twice ! Beautiful song perfectly performed you lit up the stage.We love you here sadly Eastern block voting is killing the Eurovision but action we hope will be taken soon.
I felt so so sad like a knife in heart when you did not get thru but trust me we love you and we are English and you did a fantastic show.Keep going promise me....
God bless you Olivia xxx Rod (U.K) xxx

Anonymous said...

hi olivia vera amiltna kburin performance tal genn ma ma stajtx tohrog isbah mili hrigt. ima memx xtamel kin em hafna diski li ma intazlux u kinu hafna isbah min dawk li intazlu bhal ma hi vertigo. gl al futur qalbi u tatix kas ibda mixja il quddim bhal ma dejem amilt u ftakar li malta kola warajk ax amiltna kburin 10q olivia mwa

Anonymous said...

WELL DONE OLIVIA
I agree with the ones who said that this is a balkanvision. My idea is NOT to vote for the other countries tonight so that maybe we raise the issue that we are not happy with the way the system is working because the winning song should win and not the country with the highest neighbours!!!!

Thanks Olivia for making us proud to be Maltese. We are a small Island with lots of talented artists, and it is not fair that we get treated that way. I think even tough you try to overcome what happened and all Maltese are behind you still got hurt that you did not make it. Take Care and see you tomorrow in Malta.

Daniel said...

I thought you were absolutely brilliant last night! Its a shame you didnt get through. Its a lot harder these days as there are too many countries in Eurovision now!

Thanks,
Dan

Chris C said...

Dear Olivia,

You were wonderful at the Semi-final. Your dancers, your stage performance and the song were the best of the night. I sat watching the results being read out, waiting for the name "Malta", and was shocked when I didn't hear it.

Every year the best songs do not make it through the semi-final. You were the best.

Be happy with what you did and know that your performance and all the work your team put in touched people across Europe and beyond.

x

Anonymous said...

Dear Olivia , You were great , your performance was fantastic , you shouldn't blame yourself . It would have been great to see you win but like your mom said life goes on ... Theres always a second chance , I know we'll see you perform again on the ESC stage ! We're proud of you !

Alison said...

Ol, this has been one of the worst weekends in my life.. I'm seeing your pure brilliance of a performance on you tube and can't believe that the stupid East block voting has truly robbed you from a chance to perform tonight in the final.. If everything was fair.. then the whole of Europe would have listened to your beautiful song- Vertigo three times :)...and you know what I mean... we still love you Ol.. xxx you were the best

Anonymous said...

Heyyy Olivia....... Kellek performance mill-aqwa,, x gara ma jimpurtax. nisperaw li narawk is-sena id-diehla ghal eurovisionn,, forsi minjaf terga titlaa inti.

Narawk Malta Ghada Oliviaaaa taghna kburin bik

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Anonymous said...

Hi Olivia, we are all sure that you did your best. The performance was great. You should not feel sad about the result! Your voice is beautiful, keep it up!

Anonymous said...

HELLO! SANDRA GRIMA HERE AGAIN FROM MALTA. I AM WRITING IN ENGLISH SO IF THERE ARE ANY FOREIGNERS READING THIS, THEY UNDERSTAND THE POSITION OF MANY MALTESE PEOPLE.ALL OF YOU WHO LIKE ME LOVE MALTESE MUSIC AND FIRST OF ALL MALTA ,DON'T SEE THE EUROVISION FESTIVAL TONIGHT, OR AT LEAST IF YOU DO, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING OF ALL : DO NOT TAKE PART IN THE TELEVOTING! I KNOW OTHERS WHO ARE OF THE SAME OPINION INCLUDING ALFRED ZAMMIT OF KALAMITA, SO PLEASE IF YOU LOVE OLIVIA TONIGHT DO NOT VOTE! THANK YOU . OLIVIA KEEP IT UP! AND SEE YOU TOMORROW, AND MAY ALL THE EUROVISION BUSINESS GO TO HELL!

Anonymous said...

I DEFINITELY AGREE WITH THOSE WHO ARE BOYCOTTING TONIGHTS EUROVISION. DO NOT VOTE. AND NEXT TIME, I WISH THAT JOE DEMICOLI WRITES A SONG MOCKING THE EUROVISION AND LEAVING ZOO TO DO THE VIDEO. WHY NOT???!!!!

Anonymous said...

ALL THOSE IN FAVOUR OF GIVING ALL SONGS A CHANCE TO MAKE IT TO THE FINALS AND EVEN TO POSS WIN ... DO NOT VOTE TONIGHT.

Qormi_Kburi said...

HI, olivia, nixtieq nejdlek prosit kbira ghal performance eccelenti, u qed nejdlek dan mhux biex inqawwilek qalbek biss , imma ghax vera nemmen li kont the best li stajt tamel. segwejt ir-rehearsels u dejjem kont eccelenti, ghamilt lil Malta u specjalment lilna il-Qriema kburin bik. Fittex ejja lura ghada ha namlulek festa kbira :-) minghajr alcohol imma hehe xxx YOU ARE SIMPLY THE BEST

Anonymous said...

Hello Olivia,
Naf li dan il-kliem ga qrajtu imma inhoss li andi nerga nejdulek. Proest tal-performance li tajt, emminni ma stajtx tati performance ahjar, kemm inti u kemm iz-zeffiena li kellek.
Issa put it al behind you and Cheer up! after all its not the end of the world! Qas li konna l-unika pajjiz li m'addejniex! Ara Holland, diga it-tieni darba li baqaw barra!
Isa cicc, cheer up and i will always be proud of u as will the whole county! Vertigo at Full Blast in my car stereo ALWAYS!!!

Martina said...

Hi Olivia,

Jiena najdlek il verita ma kontx wahda min dawk li ivutajtlek meta hat sehem fil eurovision f'malta din is sena. Jiena wahda li nivvota as song li vera tkun laqtitni u vertigo al xi raguni ma laqtitnix.Nismaha kemm nismaha idejjaqni...dan mux kul hat b-istess gosti. Pero Il vuci tijek hija mill-isbah u meta irbaht, jiena bhal Maltin kolla, emmint li andi nissaportik. Wara kollox inti Maltija u qeda tirapresentana. Kburin bil kant tijek u imbilla madejtx mis semi final xorta adejt alina il MALTIN. Il- Eurovision huwa gimik u farsa kbira ax jivvutaw bil preferenzi hafna drabi. Dan kulhatt kin jafu u kulhatt kien lest alih. Qatt taqta qalbek u we look foward to having you back on the stage in Malta. Il maltin mux se jeziljawk mill- pajjiz ta! you must move on!B'daqsekk ma gara xejn!

Kuragg

Marina

Martina said...

Hi Olivia,

Jiena najdlek il verita ma kontx wahda min dawk li ivutajtlek meta hat sehem fil eurovision f'malta din is sena. Jiena wahda li nivvota as song li vera tkun laqtitni u vertigo al xi raguni ma laqtitnix.Nismaha kemm nismaha idejjaqni...dan mux kul hat b-istess gosti. Pero Il vuci tijek hija mill-isbah u meta irbaht, jiena bhal Maltin kolla, emmint li andi nissaportik. Wara kollox inti Maltija u qeda tirapresentana. Kburin bil kant tijek u imbilla madejtx mis semi final xorta adejt alina il MALTIN. Il- Eurovision huwa gimik u farsa kbira ax jivvutaw bil preferenzi hafna drabi. Dan kulhatt kin jafu u kulhatt kien lest alih. Qatt taqta qalbek u we look foward to having you back on the stage in Malta. Il maltin mux se jeziljawk mill- pajjiz ta! you must move on!B'daqsekk ma gara xejn!

Kuragg

Marina

ericfirst said...

Hi Olivia

Big compliments and a kiss from heart for a wonderful performance. All Maltese may be proud to be represented by such warmhearted and soulful singer. It will be my great pleasure to hear more songs of you. Best regards from Switzerland.
Eric

Anonymous said...

Olivia, il-bierah bdejt nara Xarabank u ma stajtx ma ninnotax li s-sound tad-diska waqt il-programm instema' ahjar milli waqt il-Eurovision. Nahseb kien hemm xi haga fis-sound ghax anke dik ta' Push the button f'hin minnhom qisha wehlet. Insomma gara x'gara. Kont certa li mhux ser taqta' qalbek u terga' tiehu sehem fil-Eurovisions tal-futur forsi xi darba naghtuhom risposta kif jixirqilhom!!! U nispera li tkun int li taghtihilhom!!!

Anonymous said...

PEOPLE DO NOT VOTE TONIGHT. US MALTESE ARE TOO GOOD AND WE HAVE TO SHOW THEM WHAT WE ARE MADE OF.

Amber said...

Olivia you're one of the most amazing and talented artists Malta has ever known. your performance on thursday was absolutely brilliant you made all your fans very proud. Dont be discouraged by the result, it wasnt a matter of you not doing your best. I'm sure that everyone agrees that it was the result of a very low level of fairness in the competition. WE LOVE YOU AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE OUR WINNER!!!

plectrum said...

There are many requests in this blog asking people not to vote. But do your really believe that the points given during the night reflect the televoting done? I have never believed it. And I am sure that even if nobody votes tonight Malta will still give its votes! Televoting during Eurovision does not exist!

Lady VAM said...

Olivia, believe me - we were hoping with you that the last envelope was Malta and when it wasnt - we too went to bed heartbroken but not because you didnt pass - we went to bed with a sad feeling because you DESERVED to pass.

You made us PROUD irrespective of the result and we are waiting for you with a great sense of PRIVILAGE to have someone as BEAUTIFUL, BRAVE and TALENTED that identifies herself as Maltese.

With tears and heartfelt thanks for your performance

Victoria

christinekiki said...

Dear Olivia, after i read your blog i must admit that i was reading with a teary eye.. exactly just how was when i was watching you sing on Thursday. You looked amazing. You had it going girl.. Please don't discourage yourself you are still young and very sure that you have a brilliant future ahead. It was not meant to be.. All I say is that no matter what happened or what might have been you made us proud just like all the other singers have done before you. You had nothing less. Keep that wonderful smile always upon your face and take care always Christine xxx

One last note WELL DONE to all the Maltese contingent...

christinekiki said...

Dear Olivia, after i read your blog i must admit that i was reading with a teary eye.. exactly just how was when i was watching you sing on Thursday. You looked amazing. You had it going girl.. Please don't discourage yourself you are still young and very sure that you have a brilliant future ahead. It was not meant to be.. All I say is that no matter what happened or what might have been you made us proud just like all the other singers have done before you. You had nothing less. Keep that wonderful smile always upon your face and take care always Christine xxx

One last note WELL DONE to all the Maltese contingent...

Anonymous said...

I AGREE WITH WHAT PLECTRUM SAID. EVEN IF NOONE VOTES THEY ARE NOT GOING TO SAY SORRY WE HAVE NO VOTES TO GIVE. WE SHOULD VOTE FOR UK, SPAIN, SWEDEN EVEN IF YOU DONT LIKE THE SONGS - THIS IS WHAT THE EUROVISION HAS COME DOWN TO AM SORRY.

Mariella said...

Tonight at the Eurovision all pariticipating countries have to hear that NO VOTES are coming from MALTA.

Anonymous said...

Please DO NOT VOTE tonight. Malta has to stand up.

Jane said...

Hi Olivia hope that your much better today after you had a day for yourself and to relax and forget about what happen on thursday. You where great out there and as usually you gave it not 100% but 200% or more. It's not you fault that you didn't pass to the final. All Malta and Gozo was talking about you friday. I was Gozo to do my job as i work as a sales rep and trust me in every shop i went in to collect my order as usually i heard the name "Olivia miskina ma kienx haqq hekk", "Ma nafx alfejn nibqa niehu sehem", "We should not vote on saturday", "Olivia was waiting for this for a long time and now that she madein in malta she didn't made it from semi final she disevers better". and much much more all good comment only very few where not good but most of them where good.

We're still happy and proud of you to be maltese.

Take care Olivia. ALL the maltese love you and we never forget what you done for us.

ThatGirl said...

Olivia,
You are just wonderful. I'm sorry that your heart is broken but you are strong. You will overcome this.
You have not let anyone down.
I hope that you will continue to update your blog. It deepens the connection you have with your fans and wins you new ones such as myself.
Best of luck to you.
Lots of love from the U.S.A.!

Anonymous said...

when ever you want were waiting 4 a new blog love you and proud of youxx

RO said...

NOBODY VOTES TONITE!!! LETS MAKE SOME NOISE! LETS BE UNITED AND LET EUROPE KNOW THAT WHAT HAPPENED WASNT FAIR!!!

Anonymous said...

aah your friends r sooooo lucky ppl say aw you know olivia lewis dell say yes shes a gd friend of mine aah lov u antonia

Ms. Tiziana said...

I didn't manage to watch the Eurovision... but I'm not sure whether to consider myself lucky or not... what I do know is that I spared myself frustration and anger at what seems to have been an unfair outcome. Now that I'm watching the final, I can't believe Malta is not on that list... and to think that instead of listening to a glorious voice filling the stage, I have to watch stupid dancers wiggling their bums to make up for the lack of talent of their lead singer... oh well, we do deserve better, don't you all think?
Olivia, we believed in your song, still do, and you should really really put all your efforts in getting exposure elsewhere... in markets that REALLY count. We're with you all the way!
All the best from a maltese in the UK

Anonymous said...

when the last envelope wasnt malta iwas crying and i said i wish i was thereto comfort youand to cheer you up love antonia

Anonymous said...

PEOPLE DONT VOTE TONIGHT - TILL NOW NONO OF THE SONGS ARE BETTER THAN OLIVIA'S AND ITS NOT BECAUSE AM MALTESE BUT ITS TRUE. ALL MY ENGLISH FRIENDS HAVE TOLD ME THE SAME THING. WHAT A SHAME - WE SHOULD START ORGANISING OUR OWN!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Diska sabiha hafna, il-kantanta hafna isbah; taqtax qalbek, ghalkemm m' ghaddejtx ghal final ahna nhobbuk u nammirawk hafna tal-kuragg li wrejt :)
Thank you talli rraprezentajt lil Malta.

Anonymous said...

hi olivia..im no a great fan of the eurovision...but when i saw you on stage i was realy proud to be maltese...you didnt deserve this..your song was one of the best..but thats why i dont realy like the eurovision...some times its not fair and every one knows that...Unfortunately we don’t have any neighbors ..like all other countries...keep it up and dont worry every one knows you

Anonymous said...

Look i think Olivia performed well, its just that we need an EXTREMELY catchy song! not sirious but fun and jolly! I think this yrs Eurovsion kind of SUCKED ASS! i mean, serbia one! Serbia was O.K but boring! manafx, either we send a gr8 good fun song up next yr we just dont particiapte at all.

Jane said...

Hi olivia it me again, the result from thursday shows that somethink very quickly has to be done about the voting system cause, Malta came 25th place with 15 points only, this shows that there's somegthing wrong and NOT YOU.

KEEP it up never give up in life, we have to be very strong and i don't have a doubt you look that your a strong person. Your voice is wonderful so that's one thing that should keep you going on.

GOOD LUCK FOR THE FUTURE OLIVIA and KEEP IT UP

Anonymous said...

Olivia, I must admit, at first I didn't like 'Vertigo', but you, your talent and your sincerity during the whole process turned me around. You gave a solid winning performance. No doubt.

Above that, your graciousness is truly admirable. You and all of Malta should be very proud! I have an outsider's view of Eurovision, watching here in Toronto, Canada, and I sense nonsense.

With luv from Toronto.

Anonymous said...

MALTA WE LOVE YOU xxxx Olivia xxxxxxxxxxx

LOVE FROM UNITED KINGDOM X

Thank you friends xxxxxxxxx

John B said...

Olivai I know alot of people visit wour blog so I am going to thank Netehrlands for their 7 points, Albania for their 6 points and UK for their 2 points!! These are the only countries that seem to have some music taste!! I'm maltese and never belived in a song as much as this and thought that you and serbia will fight for victory and Serbia won u managed 15 points in the semis!! Is europe going mad or what? I think you gave them Vertigo and couldn't vote for U and our song hehe seems it was too good for them!!!

As for Maltasong, plase invest in ALBANIA in upcoming Eurovision if we will be there!! Last year they voted for us and this etar too :) I simply love that country!! And even Netherlands which like you Olivia they were robbed from a place in the finals!! :) Goodluck for d future, I think Eurovision is now too good 4 ppl who have tried it b4! Leave it to new comers to garn experience becuase it is useless going for 2 loose!!

Anonymous said...

Your song was a feast for the eye and ears ! You have to come back to eurovision.

Simply Me! said...

Malta tat it-tnax il-punt lil Inglizi issorprendini imma hassejtni kbiru li jien Malta ghax ghena lil min ghena!! L-ingilterra l-unika pajjiz li ivvutalna barra l-olanda u l-alabanija li ma kinux fil-finali!! Il-maltin ghandu ajraw min jivvutalhom u jirriciprokaw il-voti!!! Albnija qedha tivvutalna dejjem!!! :)

The question now is should malta particpate next year and if yes should we send a ballad next yr!! That's what we are best at!

Anonymous said...

Hey Olivia

You did your best...you gave a very good performance...hopefully you enjoyed yourself until it lasted...and that is good enough for the maltese public...Remember tomorrow is another day.

Jordan said...

Olivia I cried when Malta didn't pass into the finals. You had such a beautiful outstanding performance. Your vocals were great! I was so excited to see your country pass instead of mine (Macedonia) I wanted you to be in the finals. You deserved it! Vertigo is the ONLY song I love from Eurovision. One day if I achieve my goal as a singer I would be honored if I had your permission to re-do your performance in dedication to you.

I'm a male so I have to wear a different out fit hehe :\ but Olivia DON'T feel guilty :( I don't want such a beautiful person with a great voice be depressed over a contest that will never know what they lost! Europe is just afraid of competition! They're afraid they will lose to an amazing performance like yours! All I can say is this! It would have been better to have tried than never tried at all... because if we didn't make that first step to perform at Eurovision we would spend the rest of our lives wondering what could have been.

I'm real glad that you've achieved that first step and performed at the semi final! You will always be a winner! ALWAYS! I hope one day we could keep in contact. My email is shifty_jordan@hotmail.com - it would be great to hear back from you. Take care. God bless!

p.s. should check out myspace profile :) it has a song you're very familiar with... I'll give you a hint "I give and you take, I made one big mistake, and you run and I hide, loving you keeps me..."

I think I got the lyrics right! hehe! talk soon!

Jordan said...

also I wanted you to know I support you so so so so much! after watching the semi final I cried my eyes out! I was devasted! I wanted you in the final! you were the best! you were a true winner in my eyes! that is why I would one day like to re-do your performance/song in honor of you (with your permission/also when I achieve my goal as a singer) your song and performance will LIVE FOREVER! I hope to hear from you! shifty_jordan@hotmail.com - hope to keep in contact! take care! VERTIGO is #1

Anonymous said...

i believe that the song was choosed wrong for the eurovision.it was at turkish song and style.
to you olivia lewis,your a great singer and dont look back.

plectrum said...

As you can see Malta still voted for the Final - even if not one person voted we would still have given our votes - the Televoting thing is just a cover up. Imagine this: when the televoting takes place in Malta for the Malta Song For Europe it takes a very long time for the votes to get counted. For the Eurovision, miracle of miracles, it just takes a couple of moments and its ready! Come on! By the way I just saw the scoreboard of the semi-final at http://www.eurovision.tv/addons/scoreboards/2007/semifinal.html and guess what - Malta got just 15 points! Does anybody with any logic believe that Malta just deserved 15 points - having had such good press reviews and good positions in polls?!! Televoting does not exist for the Eurovision -its as easy as that!

Anonymous said...

hi olivia
you did very well you had a great perfomance and you couldn't done any better we still love you and give you our support

Anonymous said...

You were great and I really admire your humurous character. KEEP IT UP AND ALWAYS KEEP YOUR SMILE. I think Malta was all after you, you gave a good performance together with the best choreography we ever had.

Anonymous said...

we love you olivia!and we are counting time to cu back to malta again.to us your the winner!!

Pawlu said...

Well done for going up to Helsinki and trying: Malta knows you've given your best. Now that all the points from the semi have come out though, it's a shame to see Malta so close to the bottom...

Perhaps it was the performance, perhaps it was the Eastern European taste in music, or perhaps it was a combination of everything under the sun.

Incidentally: 236 comments, and not one of them scathing? Evidently not a democratic blog! :p

Anonymous said...

hi olivia u team proset u grazzi tali ghamiltna kburin li ahna maltin ma stajtx tghamel aktar milli ghamilt...ahna dizappuntati bhalek imma mux alik ar rizultant li nhoss li ma kinx fair...imma jkolli najd li in-nies ivutaw b mohhom mux b qalbhom...ovjament ma ridunix li kunu fil finali ghax hasew li ahna tajbin wisq al finali u bezaw minna!!..int il hero tal maltin u lghawdxin kollha..tikbi xejn ta ftakar li ahna kollha warajk il maltin mux biss habewk ghat talent li ghandek imma ghal karattru mil isbah u seplicita tighek ibqa ek..ftakar li ghad andek ic cans tkompli tghamilna kburin kif dejjem ghamilt...ftakar biss fir rizultat ta 31 elf u tibki biki ta ferh ax ahna kollha warajk..viva olivia u team grazzi mil qalb u grazzi tali rnexilek tbikini f lahhar izvugajt u qed nhossni ahjar!!..xxxxxxxxx

Maria F said...

aaaaa I just arrived from the airport. God what an atmosphere!!! You're great Oliiii! And like the message that I've left you (with your dad) - "I think that you're one of the few Divas that we have here in Malta!"

Good luck Oli! You're always a winner for us!

Mark..aka Gipsy. said...

Well done on your performance Olivia. You made us all proud.
Gipsy
http://gipsyrox.hi5.com

Anonymous said...

hey olivia,
jien tiziana agius darba kont prezentajtek at zejtun waqt show ilu naqra kien june,''waslet il-festa''.
nixtieq nejdlek prosit minn qieh qalbi.
hadd m'ghandu ghalfejn jghid li tort tijek anzi trid tkun kuragguza biex tmur eurovision ax ma tafx kif tigik. jien personali hsibt li ha nghaddu ax rajt li kull ma kien em songs isbah minn taghna forsi xi 5 u baqghu barra bhalna. Addew id diski kolla li ma ghogbuniex hlief wahda ta Belarus. Kif rajt li m'ghaddejniex bdejt nejd miskina olvia miskina olivia. u was simply great bdejt nejr alik kemm kellek libsa nice stajt tlajt wahdek fuq il palk ax kulhadd lejk kien ihares.don't give up olivia kif dejjem amilt u jalla nergu narawk in song for europe. see this experience as a warm up for your next show in eurovision;)or shopuld we say eastvison:)

gaga said...

ergajna f qajjna kulmem proset oli!! imma ma felhunix fil finali ghax bezaw minna u zgur!!!...grazzi tali ghamiltna kburin...oli oli oli hey hey hey!!xxxxx

liz said...

hey olivia!!
just want to tell u that that yr show was spectacular!!! it was d best performance ever presented by malta, & d 'packet' was perfect. great song & great voice! u r still a winner in our eyes coz u did yr best and u rocked it =)

Anonymous said...

Olivia, you are the best!
Your songs are great! :)
Thank your for great perfomance!
---
From Ukraine with love.

Ann Marie said...

Will Olivia continue writing in this blog know that the ESC is over? Really hope so because I really liked reading it and it's a nice way to know her more!

Welcome back home Olivia!

Anonymous said...

OL DONT TELL US THAT YOUR NOT GONNA BLOG COZ WE LOST D EORO VISION NUMBER 1 THEY WERE BLOCK VOTES NUMBER 2 WHAT HAPPENED TO ALLEHARES SOME1 GIVES UP COZ DELL GET NOWERE KURACC AND I DNT THINK TODAY THE PEPOLE SAID THINGS AGAINST YOU.YOU TGHOUT ME LESSONS WITCH ARE:
NEVER GIVE UP,ALWAYS SMILE AND HELP OTHERS AND ALL MALTA LOVES YOU
LOVE U LOTZXX:ANTONIA

Anonymous said...

Hi Olivia,

I was really upset to see that you didn't qualify for the final this year. You did an amazing performance and it's such a shame that this wasn't reflected in the results. Please keep trying - I think you were born to perform on a Eurovision stage. Or if you fancy a change, maybe you could represent the UK next year? You would be more than welcome now that Malta gave the UK 12 points last night :)
Good luck with everything you do!
Best wishes,
Theresa Collins

P.S: I was on holiday in Malta last week and thought that your concert at the Valletta Waterfront was absolutely superb!

Anonymous said...

Don't cry on what has happened, but be happy that you could enjoy the moment !

Failures makes us strong....and you are a tower of strenght.

I'm sure you'll give it another try, you're a very consistent person. Good Luck.

Anonymous said...

hi
olivia
you r
the best
keep it up
we still love u

Anonymous said...

hi
olivia
you r
the best
keep it up
we still love u

Anonymous said...

Proset xorta Olivia!! Kien haqqek hafna li taddi mis-semi-final ghax kellek diska sabiha hafna u tghid performance bomba!! Sfortunatament ma jitghalmu qatt li ghandhom jivutaw ghad-diska u mhux ghan-neighbours jew ghal kostum (Ukraine). Grazzi tal-performance bomba li tghid u taqtax qalbek u erga ohrog ghal eurovision ghax ahna kollha warajk. caw caw!! :)

Tom said...

Malta should be proud! You had a very good performance, the song was wonderful and the display was very good. I have NO idea why you didn't receive many points! I voted for you!

I would love to see you back in Eurovision again, you know. This was your dream for so many years, don't less this spoil it! =)

- Tom, United Kingdom

Anonymous said...

Hi Olivia.
I believe this was going to happen, sometime or another. Personally, my opinion about the eurovision has changed ever since a few years ago. I'm sure that all the Maltese appreciate the talent we have in Malta, but it would take quite a miracle to win, as the tele-voting is so obviously unfair. The situation might be better if judges had part of the votes, but this way, "and 12 points go to our neighbours...".
Anyway, I wanted to say that the performance was great. All the Maltese know that you gave your utmost, as did joseph, jes, backing vocalists, etc.
Don't ever feel that you let us down! It was the best performance and the song was great. Here in Malta, everyone is saying the same thing, "Kemm hi brava Olivia,Alla jbierek". Keep it up. If not in the eurovision, you have a future with us, in Malta. Everyone loves you, truly.
Take care, Malta is behind you all the way through your career.
Don't ever stop singing!

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE GREAT KEEP IT UP!!!we love you all it was a great performance and you have a great voice and you are so sweet. well done to all the team. the Eurovision becamed Euroniebers for me.xxx

Anonymous said...

Olivia, you were fabulous! Ejja ha nergaw narawk f'Kalamita! Better luck next time, don't worry!!!!! We r still behind you :-)

Anonymous said...

I have no idea if you read this, or if you'll even bother replying (probably not..) - but I just wanted you to know that I'm a 20-year old Maltese guy, moved to Scotland two years ago to study at Uni.

I was watching the Eurovision at my girlfriend's house, and (out of patriotism!) I voted for you - and we all expected that final envelope to be 'Malta'. Me, my girlfriend and all her family were cheering you on, and the amount of texts I received after the result was overwhelming. Many of my Scottish friends sent texts of consolation and dismay, and most of all, desbelief.

I just wanted you to know that it's not just Malta that's with you. It's all of us over here in Dundee as well!

- Mark Z.

Anonymous said...

dearest olivia,
first of all thankyou for the wonderful journey to helsinki, that we all got to share with you.
now olivia, we in australia thought you were fabulous, we enjoyed every second of your act.
be strong because we are so proud of you. we all love and respect what you do.
hope to see you permorm live when we are in malta next year
sincerly

aussie fan xxxxxxxx

Auntie G:ballqueen (or Bryan, as most people call me) said...

Well done, Olivia, for a great performance on Thursday - and also for looking after my friends, the Schlagerboys, so well! There will always be a very warm welcome here in Birmingham for you - and all Maltese people, especially after giving us 12 points! How about releasing an album of all of your Songs for Europe?

Anonymous said...

HI Olivia,
You've done us proud. The competition was so unfair. You have one of the best voices not only in Malta but in the world. Your experience showed up on stage on thursday.
There were things which could have been better to be honest....some of the filming shots, some of the choreography especially the input by the swedish dancers/backing vocalists was not up to scratch. But as you see.nothing to do with you :-) Presentation wise I would have focused more on you and made use of more eye contact. Now I don't know who took care of presentation and filming.......

Anonymous said...

Even if you had qualified for the finals, you wouldn't have won the contest. Your song and singing were good - but Malta's chance of winning is always very slim. You did great so be sure to know it's not your fault and most of all IT'S NOT EVEN IMPORTANT. I mean the winners of the Eurovision don't ever amount to anything anyways - except ABBA and Johnny Logan and the guy who sung Volare.

You keep singing and forget the damn Eurovision - it's crap anyway.

Claudio Cilia said...

Hi Olivia. I have met you sunday at night at the Al Mare restaurant. Sorry I was so short but when you looked at me I sort of paniced and I was to excited to talk to you. you made me feel sort of dizzy. Good Luck for your Future!

Anonymous said...

Hi Oliiva you were great is-sala splodiet bil-vuci tieghek. Vertigo u inti isbah min tas -serbia . Ghalija int gejt l-ewwel!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Olivia... Eurovision Song Festival Organisers should be ashamed of these 'fake' results... Everyone knows that the best songs did not qualify for the finals... what happened? isn't anyone opening an investigation? These people should be ashamed!
You were the best performer on Thursday!!! Keep it up and do not let this opportunity get you down!! WE ALL LOVE YOU!!

Josephine Ebejer Grech said...

Hi Olivia,
You were fantastic and your voice enchanted the arena. We loved you before the eurovision, and we love you more now that we know how unfair and cruel the eurovision has been with you. I was glad to hear you say that you will be in the Song For Europe again, and I'm sure you will be our ambassador once again, and all the people around Europe, who have seen how you were eliminated, will surely vote for you and we'll win.

We wish you all best of luck of the world. God sees everything and knows everything. So be sure that he knows what he's doing. You'll be rewarded.

Many best regards from all my family.
Josephine Ebejer Grech (Marsaxlokk)

Anonymous said...

Hello Olivia,

You really should have no regrets as you gave your best, as always. Don't worry, after all what doesn't kill us makes us stronger :)

Anonymous said...

Olivia, you really impressed so many people all over Europe with Vertigo - you are a wonderful performer, and final or not, you won many more fans last Thursday. Don't worry about last week - it's a tiny part of a very long and happy career for you. Eurovision is definitely not the be all and end all of music, and there is so much opportunity out there for you to grab with both hands. Good luck in everything you do - I have a feeling people love you even more for trying your very best.

Yours hopefully,

A new fan

Anonymous said...

Hello Olivia
Hope we hear from you again. These blogs were interesting.
TC

Hollie said...

Well done Olivia!

I happened to stumble upon this site and decided to comment... Eurovision is not about the best song winning or about the best performance! I'm sure you have been told this a million times before but I feel like saying it anyway hehe... Eurovision is all about luck and politics, laden with uncertainty! Plus, stlyes and opinions of the televiewers change every year! One can never know what to expect but nevertheless, I'm sure it was a fantastic experience, despite everything. It's not the result that matters as I'm sure you know.

There's so much more out there!!! Beyond Eurovision! Go get it girl!

Good luck for the future!

Reinder said...

Dear Olivia,

This is a message from Belgium. I am a man aged 41 and a great fan of the Eurovision Songcontest. I watched it since I was a little boy all the way back to the early 70's when as Dutchman I saw Teach In winning in 1975 with Ding a Dong. I can tell you that you performed the most beautiful song at a E.S. ever. Never before did I hear such a beautiful song on an E.S. then Vertigo. It is a total disgrace and shame that you did not even made it to the final. I am amazed and totally shocked and outraged. I shall certainly visit the shops here to find your CD. Thank You for being at the E.S and singing the best E.S song ever! I shall always remember this.

Kind Regards,
Reinder from Belgium

Stefan Camilleri said...

It is somewhat interesting that this blog seems to have 'died' now that the Eurovision is over, without even a proper farewell :o/

Anyhow, I wish you all the best in your singing career, you have a good voice and a great personality professionally.

...and I truly long for the day when the Eurovision participant songs will be heard for the first time on the night and only have their originating country revealed AFTER votes are cast.

Malta was by far not the only song that deserved to make it to the final... then again... mine is just an opinion, since apparently here, a 0 point song deserves 12 points.

This has become a farce.

Emre said...

Hi Olivia
I’m so sad that you didn’t get through. Your performance was amazing!
All my votes were for you! Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough :(
I listen Vertigo and watch the video everyday, every hour!
Kisses from Turkey!...
Emre

Anonymous said...

Olivia,
I'm an American who only recently have discovered the many, many joys of Eurovision (one of very few Americans, sadly)—and you have been one of those joys, not just because of your singing (which was awesome), but because you've seemed so wonderful a person in this whole thing. I admit I discovered you through the schlagerboys blog, and I'm so, so glad I did. All the best, always. :-)

José Mari said...

Hi Olivia, I'm Spanish and I must say that I didn't know anything about you nor the Maltese song. However, when I saw you performing, I thought that Eurovision really have good artists, and that is what I felt from your performing. Great performance, great voice, great overall. You must be proud of that. If I were Maltese, sure I were proud of your performance.

Here in Spain you have a new and inconditional fan. Good luck in the future!! ^^

Anonymous said...

olivia was awsomly awsome in the eurovision but we have to admit some stuff. if we were instead of serbia and those other countries. would we do the same? i think its a yes, which is a shame but we are all human beings. and always remember in every contest there must be a winner and unfortuantly a loser. we lost, but so what, its not the end of the world. Olivia is still a winner because she won the malta song for europe! Malta and Gozo will always love her and talking about me, i will always admire her! the sad part is, Vertigo was a winning song but against the neighbouring countries we had nothing. so in the future, if Vertigo didnt pass the Semi Finals, WHAT SONG WILL???

Olivia we love you :)

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