Thursday, May 10, 2007

The big night...

This is it, I guess.

Three months of hard work end today. Will we still be in the Eurovision tomorrow? Who knows? I hope so. I really do.

So many people have worked so hard, that it would be a real pity were it to end here. And the thing is, that there's nothing more than I can do except try and give my all tonight. That's all. The rest is in the hands of all the Europeans voting tonight. Let's just pray that they like the song.

Yesterday was full of mixed emotions.

The first rehearsal in the afternoon was an umitigated disaster. I was in a flustered mood and the contact lenses were hurting me a lot. My voice did not come out well at all and I felt something was going very wrong.

You can just imagine the mood everyone was in, in the afternoon. Nobody had the heart to tell me anything. But I knew I had done badly. Mark came into my room, pale faced. He just told me I had to do better in the evening.

I felt very low at letting down all those people and decided to go to sleep.

I woke up a totally different person. I felt strong and ready to take on the big stage.

As I set foot on stage for the second rehearsal, I immediately felt it was going to be right.

And it was. Everyone performed well. My voice sounded terrific and in control. I managed to follow almost all the cameras. And my contact lenses did not hurt at all! :)

As soon as the performance finished I met Mark and Robert backstage. Both of them had tears in their eyes. I knew we had done well. Mark could barely speak with emotion. As soon as we reached the dressing room I saw Philip, Gerard, John Claire, Mike and Joe Dalmas clapping. Yesterday morning's tragedy was over.

Now all that remains is the big night tonight. There is a lot of competition and it is going to be difficult.

I really hope we qualify. Not just for my sake, but for the sake of the 400,000 Maltese who will be glued to their television sets supporting us tonight. They deserve to see Malta perform next Saturday. And I will do my best to see that it happens!

Thank you for all your support, and I hope to have the strength to write another blog tomorrow.

Lots of love...Olivia.

146 comments:

Anonymous said...

Its good to hear that you were able to turn everything around. You deserve this and i hope that all will be a ok for tonights performance. Just relax and do your best. Your performance is looking great and there is nothing else you need to woryy about. Feel the positive attention and than coem what may. x xx x x x

Anonymous said...

keep up your high spirit. think positive, think big and you will make it. and if you will not.... well than... its not the end of the world..... But my gut feeling is that you will be there on saturday. take care little one.

The truth said...

Hey Ol!

Ma nafx taqrax dan il-kumment sal-lejla. Imma ghandi suggeriment ta' l-ahhar...

Illejla fuq il-palk zomm tbissima kunfidenti. Ma nistax infissirlek ezatt imma tipo fuq il-palk kun snob (ghal kuntrarju ta dawn l-ahhar xhur fejn urejtna kemm inti down to Earth)Immagina li hadd fid-dinja ma jista jirbahlek.

Ma rridx niftiehem hazin...imma nixtieq li l-expressions tijek juru li int qawwija!

Jalla il-holma tieghek u taghna issir realta...sa dan it-tant grazzi tal-progress li ghamilt u talli zammejt kuntatt maghna! GRAZZI HAFNA... Vera jisthoqlok tkun hemm!

Anonymous said...

hey!

i want o win for your sake you deserve being there on saturday not us u are singing not us. come on lets show europe what were made of.ghamel kuracc remember if you lose you will still be the best singer in the world no 1 else and if you lose there is always next year:) dont worry if the pepole dont like vertigo at least malta loves it im behind yhou every step of the way:)

Roderick said...

Hallik mill-bad feelings Olivia...Ftakar fuq kemm hdimtu u ftakar f'dawk il-hdax il-sena li somt tipprova tirbah dan il-festival.

Ara r-rizultat...emmen fih u tara kif tasal! Jekk tixtieq li tigi l-ewwel, emmen fiha l-haga...toqghodx tghid li hija mpossibli. U toqghodx tibza min-nies tas-sala. Nies bhalna dawk...jieklu jorqdu u anke t-toilet imorru ;-) Joking apart...emmen fik innifsek, emmen fir-rizultat and you will achieve it!!!The best thing for you will happen...

(well done for your voice and for the improved backings!! Thanks for considering out comments...you have it all and you will do it!!)

Goodluck cic!

Anonymous said...

Hi...

You just have to concentrate on your singing, nothing more. We're sure you'll be great tonight and we should manage to go to the final. Getting a ticket for saturday is already a victory for us.

Kuragg, ahna lkoll kburin bik... Good luck kbira u ser nitolbu ghalikom zgur.
Malta kollha warajkom.

abigail said...

wish u all d best! hope that 2night everything goes well and u perform a wonderful performance of ur song, as u always did:) god bless u and everyone will b praying 4 u ... goodluck ....

ellul, fgura

Dan... said...

Olivia illejla mur u hu pjacir.......nafu li ha taghmel l-ghalmu tijak...min dan mandnix dubbju. Li jigri wara f`idejn bambin. Ahna illejla warajk ha nkunu....prosit ta kulma ghamilt s`issa qatt ma disappuntajt lil hadd. u kif jghidu taljani illejla fuq dak palk "SPACCA TUTTO"....GOOD LUCK!!!

Anonymous said...

Ahna mieghek qeghdin. L-importanti li taghti il-100% tieghek.

Anonymous said...

Your performance is great. People will always talk on something so try not to worry for tonight you'll do just great. Just try to be yourself as much as you can even though its quite difficult to control emotions. Good Luck for tonight. Get on stage and shine dear olivia for all those who believed in you in all these years and are still supporting you.tc.

Anonymous said...

im gonna sound like a nanna but get your crew to say the rosary before if been sayin the rosary for you since you left malta miss you and lets win it:)

Alison said...

Olivia that brought tears in my eyes!!... A very big good luck for today!! and hope everything goes well!!... I'm sure whatever happens that for those 3 minutes you'll be on stage, you're going to make us, the Maltese very proud..xxx

Anonymous said...

hey!

you deserve to win and mutch mutch more. dont do it for us do it for yourself 11yrs is not a joke.
im behind you every step may god help us win and i know im gonna sound like a nanna but an hour befor get you crew and say the rosary.do this for yourself and your fans lets show the pepole what were made of the pepole hu doesnt like vetigo will have nothing to say if we make it trough the finals:) kuracc from:antonia gera :)xxxxxxx:)

Anonymous said...

oh yeah have fun and try your best from:antonia
xxxxxxx
be:)not:(

Anonymous said...

A huge good luck for tonight Olivia...fingers crossed you'll still be there on stage this saturday. All Malta is with you xxx

Roberta Vella (Torino) said...

Olivia, il 400 000 maltin li se jkunu jarawk illejla u hafna izjed madwar id dinja jafu li int qed taghmel l almu tieghek. J'Alla tghaddi ghal final imma jekk dan ma jkunx ma tridx thossok guilty. Certa li l poplu Malti jibqa jhobbok bhal qabel. Imboccal al lupo!!!

The truth said...

Nispera li roberta vella ma tihux ghaliha...pero se nikkoregiha ftit!

Il-maltin dak il-hin mhux jarawk se jkunu...Imma se nkunu mieghek on stage! Addio r-regola ta 6 performers on stage! :-D

Nisperaw li jiflahna! Enjoy it!

clive Barbara said...

Hey Olivia, I've been reading ur blog since Day1. Everyday once home in the evening i immediately open ur site and follow whats going with ur busy life. Ive been a fan since long now.. (not now that u won the msfe hehe).. i bought ur deja vu single and its signed in my room! I always liked ur voice! All I wanted to tell you today that we're all excited here... is that you must be proud that for tonite.. for at least a few hours.. you're making maltese proud to be.. happy together... screaming and hugging.. and forget all about our differences!! It is something you must be proud of.. if only there were other things that make us so unite! So for this year.. it's in your hand! Thanks Olivia! Malta will be one heavy heart beat tonite when the semifinalists today are announced.. but whatever happens.. we love you, at least I do! Good luck.. and remember when u're on stage.. visualize us maltese.. and the smile YOU are putting on our face!!!! xxx

Pol said...

Hello sweet,

This is the time you have been aiming for in all your career as a singer, so we are all going to support you tonite. I wish you all the best for this evening. For us no matter what result comes out but you are always our Olivia the girl who managed to reach her goal with her foot on the ground. My wishes to you and the whole team. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND GOOD LUCK QALBI!!! xxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Be strong and show that you are strong. Don't let anything or anyone discourage you. Do your best like you always do and you will make it. It is the experience you have been waiting for 11 years and i am sure you will put more then your 100 % so there is no need to worry. Good luck and you have all our support. i am sure you will be great like you always are. Good luck and all the best

Jurgen said...

Olivia,my eyes are still wet with tears after reading today's blog.It's so emotional.PLEASE emmen fik innifsek u ghid:-

"OLIVIA INRID INMUR TAJJEB HALLI NGHATI RISPOSTA LIL KUL MIN MA EMMINX FIJJA"

.. u kif qalulek certu nies..itla fuq listage bit-tir li ha naddu ghall-finali u ha nerbhu il-finali.
Tara naqa kbir ghal lum mux ha jiswilek ta' deni =P

Il-esctoday poll qijad jirizulta li Malta ha tkun fil-finali.
Minn fommu ghall-fomm Alla.
Imma limportanti li inti ma taqtax qalbek.Kun strong fuq il-palk li ha jirnexxilek u itqilna naqra :P

GOODLUCK minn qalbi hafna hafna!
inkunu qed nitlobu ghalik ZGUR!!

Anonymous said...

This is it. Everyone has done the bit assigned to him. Just for tonight keep concentrated and focus only on your voice. Make sure to have a full warm up with Claire. She knows exactly what to do. Good luck and God bless.

Tarcisio Azzopardi said...

Whether red whether blue all Malta is behind you.

Control your nerves for those fantastic three minutes and God will see through.

I am sure you are going to make all Malta proud again.

In the meantime have a nice afternoon nap to wake up strong again.

Anonymous said...

Hey Olivia

Ejja qawwi qalbek u toqodx tibza!!! It's easier said than done but I believe in you...i want you to give me emotions!!!!!! and you will

BARBARINO said...

MY LAST MESSAGE TO YOU BEFORE THE BIG NIGHT:
Dearest Olivia, do not worry about anything at all...tonight as soon as you put your step on the stage i am sure you will feel the positive energy and emotion of all maltese people and all the fans you have already made arounf europe...and maybe you will feel also the positive vibe and smile of a properly dressed Barbarino, whi is gonna watch you tonight in a central club in Berlin with all his good friends....Do not worry about a thing, you have the best song, please believe in it, you have the nicest appearance of all performers and you have an impressive and memorable staging...these little things about drapes or not drapes are just details, no show is perfect and that apllies to all the participants....please belive in all this, just before you set your foot on the stage tonight, close your eyes, recieve our positive energy, and go out there, sing confidently, and makes us move once more...we all know you can do it, and i am no maltese and i know that very well too....plese do not let any pressure come down on you during these three moments....we will all be with you with a big smile enjouying you on stage and the sound of Vertigo......i am not at all religious, so praying from my side would bring few things, but i believe in the transfer of positive vibes, and tonight in the club in front of the big screen and some minutes before you go on stage i will do my best to transmit some of my energy and joy for Vertigo...
DO NOT WORRY ABOUT A THING, HELSINKI STAGE IS NOW READY FOR VERTIGO, WE ARE READY FOR VERTIGO, NOTHING CAN GO WRONG, ALL MY FINGERS TIGHTLY CROSSED........THE BEST OF LUCK FROM BERLIN!!

Anonymous said...

Moi olivia,

Onnea ja hauska ilta!

Halit

Helsingista

Anonymous said...

Olivia enjoy it tonight - dont worry about us maltese ! we are already proud of you - so dont let us pressure you ! I am going to start praying now - for you to have a great performance - so that whatever the result - malta will be All proud of you ! obviously i wish that malta be in the finals - but that doesnt entirely depend on you or on the song alone - but it depends on million other factors ! GOOD LUCK ! Malta has an honour of being represented by YOU ! you can do it olivia - i believe in you ! good luck xxx !

Anonymous said...

Good luck princess!

domnic aquilina(bormla)ra said...

hi Olivia & all the team.
Wish you, and Malta, all the best.May all of the hard work of these mouths will reflect on the resault.But every one is to be down to earth, that the resault is in the oppinion of thousands of european citiezins.So break a leg.
Ejja ta
Domnic Aquilina
& family

Anonymous said...

Good luck olivia! Do your best and let God do the rest...i'm sure you'll do well

Roderick said...

Can you listen Sweetbox's "Everything's gonna be allright" just before going in the green room...that is my therapy when in doubt or excited!

Deo said...

heya there! you know you can do it! so do not be afraid at all!!! you are the best! just keep control of yourself. on stage be confident that you are th best! whatever happens tonight we will always remember you as the most hard working entrant! you'll always be in our minds and hearts! hoepfully you'll sing tomorrow at the rehersals.....if not we'll try again next time! but we are confident that you'll make us really proud!

oriana said...

Hi olivia,

Dan il kulhadd tista tigri li forsi ma tatix il 100% u jiqalaw l intoppi. Issa dik ghadiet u d dinja ma taqax. Halija fuq spalejk u ahseb fit tajjeb. Jiena ha nkun qeda narak u nifanga fl ikel fl ecitament!! Bhal hafna maltin.

Goodluck u ftakar kulhadd jitlob ghalik qieghed.......xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Olivia,
NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS we will always be behind you 100%.
This is your moment, stay positive & i'm sure everything will go down just fine.
You are our star & we trust in you since we are sure you will certainly do your best tonight.
JUST REMEMBER, US MALTESE LOVE YOU xx
Kylie

Cristian Muscat said...

Good Luck for this evening!!

I' m sure you will do well and make us Maltese proud of being Maltese!!

Cristian

roseanne said...

hi olivia;nispera li tilhaq taqra dawn il kummenti kollha li qed nibatulek min malta qabel ma narawk fuq il palk go helsinki lejla!!
int kantanta tajba u kullhadd jafu dan.jien ghandi fiducja kbira li se tintazel ma lewwel 10 il lejla.ejja kuragg u ohrog hemm urijhom li int kantanta tal genn!!
say a prayer b4 you performance!!

Cristian Muscat said...

Good Luck for this evening!!

I'm sure you will do well and will make us Maltese proud of being Maltese!!

Good Luck once again!!
Cristian

sylvana said...

hi olivia, good luck for tonight. malta is behind you

VELLA/ZAMIT said...

GOOD LUCK OLIVA!

I HAVE A FEELING YOU WILL MAKE IT 100% ... MY MOTHER IS YOUR MOTHERS COUSIN, YOU ARE WITH MY AUNTY JULIE AND UNCLE DENNIS AND COUSIN JEANICE, BUT MY MUM IS FRANCES..

YOU HAVE ALL OUR SUPPORT.

GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS

-VELLA/ZAMMIT FAMILY

BARBARINO said...

Dearest Olivia!!
i have just watched once more a dress rehearsal video on you tube(i guess it was the second one), and i can reassure you everything looks great there, even the drape waving.....i heard something of a body painting, if your team is in the mood some body painting would be also ok..but these are details...do you know what happened to me as i saw this performanxe of yous flowing? i got some tears, tears of relief that the vertigo power comes across on stage....your performance moves and i am sure it will move many many others....GO OUT THERE RELAXED, CONFIDENT, WE ARE ALL WITH YOU IN VERTIGO POWER AND TONIGHT WE WILL ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE!!!!!! THE BEST OF LUCK, WE ARE WITH YOU!!!!!

-VELLA/ZAMMIT said...

GOOD LUCK OLIVA!!

I HAVE A FEELING YOU WILL WIN 100%!
MY MOTHER IS YOUR MUM'S COUSIN, YOU ARE WITH MY AUNTY JULIE AND DENNIS AND COUSIN JEANICE, MY MUM IS FRANCES..

YOU HAVE SUPPORT EVERY WHERE..
PRAY, HAVE FAITH.

"I NEVER SAID IT WOULD BE EASY, I ONLY SAID IT WOULD BE WORTH IT!"

GOOD LUCK ONCE AGAIN

GOD BLESS

- VELLA/ZAMMIT

Charlene said...

Hi Olivia...taqtax qalbek...you'll be doing great on stage...u jekk Malta ma tghaddix mas-semi finali ma tkunx waqghet id-dinja...inti dejjem kont u tibqa l-aqwa kantanta ghalina...Dejjem tajt performance qawwija bil-vuci sabih tieghek...Lots of love...xxxxxx Good Luck for this afternoon's rehearsel...we'll be praying for you....in the afternoon and of course a bigger prayer for tonight..

Erika said...

Good luck Olivia!! all Malta is behind you, just be yourself and the performance will be as great as the rehersal.

Ro said...

Good luck Olivia. Sure you will do your best! God bless and make the most out of it when you be on stage! :-) And to all Maltese peeps..be wise when you vote! Vote for the least famous song! Good luck Olivia! :)

Erika said...

Hi Olivia
Well done everything looks well prepared! all Malta will be watching you and supporting the team. We will be proud no matter of the result...as we r sure you will be great! May the votes be just and the best songs qualify.
Good luck for tonight!
tc lol

**goldilocks** said...

Olivia and d crew, u seem 2 b working really hard over there and we can't judge about that. all yr performances were gr8,gd dancers and d best voice ever. so wish u all d luck 4 d semi-final and i know we're gonna pass for d final...b positive on things...take care and god bless you all. maltese ppl r giving all their prayers to you Olivia...xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

marija said...

the day has arrived finally...olivia we all know u can do it ok...andek lehnek bomba u rajt il performances tal genn...d dress is breath taking, it matches yr cute face with that cute smile.
anyways wish u all d luck 4 2night swt..xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

GOODLUCK OLIVIA.
QABISTLI DMUH XHIN QRAJT L ARTIKLU TA DA L GHODU.
J ALLA TERGA THOSSOK KIF HASSEJTEK IL BIERAH FL GHAXIJA HALLI TMUR TAJJEB ZGUR.
FORZA OLIVI
FORZA MALTA

Anonymous said...

Hi Olivia,

As you mentioned the " Big night is here "

Wishing the very best for tonight and keep calm. I am sure you will do great.

Sinä olet paras! You are the best!

It´s a sunny day here in Helsinki so take as much energy and power as much as you can :))

TÄNÄ ILTANA VAIN PITAKA HAUSKA!
TONIGHT SIMPLY HAVE A NICE TIME!

ISO HALIT!
BIG HUG!
MALTESES LIVING IN HELSINKI.

Anonymous said...

whether positive or negative tonights result. we know what a great person you are.. and what a great team you have right behind you..

go on olivia.. Give us some vertigo

Lorraine said...

Jien il- hin kollhu nahseb fik f'helsinki u kif sejra! u nitlob li jmur kollox sew. Nixtiqek tghaddi illejla daqs li kiku int kont ohti. Imma jekk ma tghaddix toqodx tinkwita, ahna il maltin ha nibqaw nhobbuk u nissaportjawk ax nafu li qed tamel hiltek kollha xxxx

Anne said...

Hey Ol!

Keep up the good work you've been doing! Forget the bad feelings and ENJOY 2NITE...THIS IS YOUR NIGHT OLIVIA AND U REALLY DESERVED IT!!!!

I'M SURE U'LL MAKE US PROUD OLIVIA...NO MATTER WHAT THE RESULT IS!!!

GOOD LUCK!!!!!

ALAN said...

Hi Olivia,

I hope that i am not late to add this if i may, to all who read this blog even the maltese who have families and friends abroad

PLEASE ASK ALL YOUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS SO THEY VOTE FOR VERTIGO TODAY.
WE ARE ONLY ASKING YOU JUST TO
MAKE A CALL.

Olivia you did it, you are in our hearts as some one on this bloge said we will be with you on stage.

Daniel Muscat said...

Hi Olivia!!! ma nafx ghala imma tinstema qisek qalbek maqtuha!!! m'ghandekx ghalfejn thossok hekk!!! importanti li int ma taghtix kas tal-polls, bettings u mbarazz hekk!!! 3/4 tan nies li ser jivvutaw illejla qas biss ikunu jidhlu fuq l-internet, ahseb u ara kemm jivvutaw f'polls. Kun posittiva hava x'hin tkanta, u jien cert li inti ser taghmilna kburin bhala Maltin, u wkoll jekk ma tghaddix, nafu li mhux ghax ma haqqniex, izda ghaliex certu pajjizi ghandhom il-hbieb mhux bhalna!!! kieku l-hut jivvutaw konna nghaddu sparati!!! lol!! Good luck kbira!!! U tinsiex x'qallek Joe Galea meta gejt tkanta Hal Balzan. INT HA TGHADDI SPARATA U FIL FINALI HA TMUR TAJJEB ZGUR!!!! GOOD LUCK!!

meee said...

We love you Olivia, not just for the person that's singing Vertigo, but for the TRUE person, such a woman to represent our country. And for us to be represented by such a person is an honour and a victory. Good Luck

Anonymous said...

GOOD LUCK OLIVIA!!! You'll be the star of the night, whatever happens. We are proud of the performance you're to give tonight...it's fantastic. Just stay calm. take care

Susan Carter said...

Hi Olivia just to wish you GOOD LUCK for tonight. U have a great song and am sure you will do well!! Kuragg ha nuruhom x'talent ghandna gewwa Malta... Lots of love from Susan & Neil Carter xxx

Anonymous said...

olivia without a doubt you will be fabulous. god bless you and the best of luck to you and the team. you have so many people who support and love you that it will carry you through. you have been so kind in taking us on your journey and now it our turn to give you the strength and encouragement you will need for this evening.
so go out there, enjoy yourself, because thats when you are at your best.
whatever happens thankyou thankyou what a pleasure it has been going to eurovision with you.
ok malta and all malta fans tonight we join hands say a little prayer and help olivia achieve her goal. she deserves our support and we will all give it to her.
viva olivia we hold you in our hearts.....you have made us so proud know that you have fans in australia cheering for you.....god bless

Mucc said...

Hello Olivia, Din hi l-ewwel darba li qed niktiblek ghax hassejt li f'isem il-Maltin kollha nawgura lilek u t-team kollu success mill-aqwa. Tiftakar kemm qalulha xorti lil Chiara qabel telghet ghal Eurovision l-ewwel darba? Kemm qalet voti miskina! Pero ghax bhalek emmnet fis-song taghha uriet lil kulhadd li ahna l-Maltin ghalkemm zghar ghandna talent li jgib l-ghira ta' pajjizi ferm akbar minna. Kuragg Olivia taf kemm Maltin ivvutaw biex irbaht, zgur li haqqek tkun fejn int illum u zgurha li narawk nhar is-Sibt. Up with Vertigo.. go, go, go!!!

Anonymous said...

Come on Olivia, u can surely do it to the final dear. U R JUST GREAT!!

Always remember DO YOUR BEST AND GOD WILL DO THE REST!!!

So relax and enjoy your performance.

GOOD LUCK!!!!XXXXXX

l-ghannej Malti said...

La llum il-festa taghna
ma jist'ghalina hadd
l-ohrajn jiehdu pacenzja
ghax ma jeghlbuna qatt!

Iperpru l-abjad, l-ahmar,
f'idejna w fuq il-bjut
Qawwija l-gzejjer taghna
b'Olivia ghandna xhud!

Awguri l-kontingenti
u lilkom imdellkin
lill-vuci tant stupenda
lill-gong u lill-vjolin

Awguri minghandi l-ghannej
minn Malta bil-brijju ghaddej
Olej! Olej! Olej! Hej! Hej! Hej!

Mary Rose said...

i dont know whether u will get to read this b4 tonight. my suggestion is: go up there pretending that u already won and that ur performing b4 the closure of the final! show them that ur are invincible even if its just bullshitting... they will never know what ur feeling inside but they will see what u show them on the outside! i wish u best of luck and repeat to urself "i am great, i can do this" hgs maryrose

Anonymous said...

Hi Olivia,
May God bless yu and give u the strength and power to give an excellent performance.
I am praying for you throughout the day.

Alexandra said...

We all behind you Olivia

Break a leg

Lots of love
xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Good luck hi inti kapaci jien nibqa nijd ekk anke jekk ma nadux hal finali ok see you happy tonight.

your faithfully,
dylan pullicino
zebbug

Anonymous said...

good luck to you all malta will win just do you best,

united kingdom

Anonymous said...

ur worrying 2 mutch if we go trough good...if we dont xi trrid taghmel well still love you relax dont put so mutch pressure on your self.
lotz of love from:antonia

drew in london said...

ollie, i;v been following you for ages, i can say that am i fan, and a proud one!! love vertigo to bits and am sure that you are gonna give ur total utmost tonite!! beleive in it, you;ve been working hard for years, and even tho tonite u'll be surely dying with butterfly-osis (!!!), go for it, its your nite!! the rest is not in your hands, but the performance is!!
i have been sining in choirs and bands for ages, and the last day reharsals always go awefully bad, its a trademark!! but u'll be gr8!! and trust me, i have been doing such a promotion here in london for ppl vote for malta!!

you ALWAYS give me shivers when u sing and am looking foward for them tonite!!!! go and impress!! lov, drew :) xxxxx

The truth said...

Hey!

It's me again!

Qed nerga nikteb biex naghmel xi haga cara! Ghax giet issibni persuna l-iskola llum, u qaltli hemm xi ktibtilha l-Olivia biex tkun snob fuq il-palk! Li ridt infisser hu ezatt dak li qalet Maryrose aktar qabel, igifieri li thossok rebbieha u "invincible" fuq il-palk!

Emmeline said...

Hi Ol,
Jien andi hafna fiducja fik! Jekk tmur kalma u relax u taghmel il-performance bhal l-ahhar rehersal andek tmur mega tajba! Jien naf x'jigifieri ax jien attrici u dejjem inhossni daqxejn ecitata qabel xi performance! imma int qed tikkompeti..mur relax u andna nergaw inkunu glujatii tat-tv is-sibt! Good Luck and take care always!!!
xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx :)
Emmeline

Adriel said...

Olivia,

I know you must've heard this like a zillion times now. But I'm gonna say it anyway... I wish you all the best of like that one could ever have in the whole universe. You are such a special person, and you diserve to be in the final. All of you worked so hard for this, and all the maltese have faith in you. But I know, Eurovision isn't always fare. Not always the best song wins. Everyone knows the reason for this, am not going to go through it. I want you to keep in mind, and I'm sure that I'm speaking on the behalf of thousands of other Maltese here... that WHATEVER... and I repeat... WHATEVER ... happens tonight, we are all still very proud of you and all you do. No matter what happens, for us you still remain that sweet, graceful, most wonderful Olivia we always knew. We great respect I put forth this message.

Good Luck, we all love you very much.

Break a leg!

Adriel

xx

Anonymous said...

Olivia.. kull m'ghandek taghmel hu li taghti il-100% tieghek! Jigri x'jigri ahna nafu kollha kemm hdimtu ghal din il-gurnata u r-rizultat ma jiddependix kollox minnkom! Vertigo hi l-ahjar diska Maltija u ha jkollna l-ahjar show! proset!

kevin said...

hey ol what ever the result will be , ibqa certa li ahna kburin bik , naf li ha tghati performance tajba ilejla , good luck , Malta kolla warajk u nitolbu talba zghira ghalik u ghat team . cya ejja ha nuruhom x kapacita andna ahna il maltin :)xxx
kev

Chris said...

Awguri mill qalb! Inti tiga rebbieha ghalina! VIVA MALTA!

Bjorn Blundell said...

Ghaziza Olivia,

Waslitlek l-akbar gurnata li ilek tistenna ghal bosta snin kemm int, il-familja tieghek u anke l-Fans kollha tieghek. Jiena dan il-mument ukoll ilni nistennih ghax inti minn dejjem kien haqqek li tirraprezenta lil Malta. Jiena ghalija kien haqqek tmur b''Take a Look' imma ma tlajtx, xtaqtek tmur hafna hafna b''Deja vu' imma ma mortx ukoll u stajt tmur bi 'Spare a moment' imma ma mortx ukoll. Imma din is-sena kien haqqek bil-kbir li tmur ghax ghandek kanzunetta Perfetta ghalik u li xerqitlek hafna hafna.

Jiena nixtieq nghidlek li mir-rehearsals kollha li kellek oghgbuni kollha kemm huma. Nixtieq nghidlek kemm ghandek libsa sabiha hafna hafna u li vera xerqitlek! Anke l-make-up vera hariglek u ghajnejk vera dehru u xaghrek ukoll rajtu sabih hafna. Mieghek ghandek tim qawwi hafna hafna li huma hafna professjonali. Jes u Joseph ukoll Profesjonali u l-istess il-backing vocalists. Proset hafna hafna.

Minn qieh qalbi u qalb il-familja kollha tieghek nixtiequ nawgurawlek ghal-lejla u j'alla tmur tajjeb u taghmel unur lil-pajjizna bhal ma jiena cert li ser taghmel. Insomma ghalina tigi f'liema pozizzjoni ser tigi xorta ser tibqa l-aqwa wahda u ahna se nkunu dejjem warajk intuk is-sapport kollu taghna.

Fuq il-palk kun kunfidenti li jiena m'ghandiex dubju li ser tkun u uri dik it-tbissima li dejjem tkun biha u zgur tmur tajjeb!

Your Big Fan,
Bjorn Blundell :)xxx

Yasmine said...

Elllowwww Olivia!
Nixtieq nawguralek ghal-lejla u tmur kif mur jiena xorta Fan tieghek ha nibqa' pero' ghandi fiducja kbira fik u certa li ser tghaddi! Il-Maltin kollha ser jarawk u ghamel l-ahjar li tista.
Ahna tal- klassi 3F ta' Margaret Mortimer Nawgurawlek! GL!

marmat said...

olivia ,we are all praying for you here , you have a great team , and the whole packet looks so much better then it has in any other year of the eurovision that has represented Malta , may GOD BE WITH YOU , ESPECIALLY , AND NO MATTER WERE YOUR SONG PLACES , YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A WINNER IN OUR HEARTS , MARIA ZAMMIT FROM SAFI MALTA

Tonio Galea said...

Hi Olivia!
nispera li tinsab tajba illum ghal lejla hehe! naf x'jigifieri jiena ghax ghada se nkanta l-iskola hehe ghal ewwel darba imsomma. qabel ma titla fuq il palk itlob u tara kif tmur tajeb imma tinsiex ghejn ruhek biex Alla jighnek!Jien ma ghandiex dubju li l-lejla se tmur tajjeb hafna u li se taghmel l-ahjar tieghek!imsomma se jkolli immur jiena cu tc u GOOD LUCK ghal lejla!

Clayton said...

Hello olivia!! goodluck kbira al 2night! u have a marvellous song, singer(u), team and show! Enjoy it!! u'llll dooo welll, no matter what the result would because the fact that its an original song for the eurovision that created interest for the people is already good!!

Anonymous said...

OLIVIA I AM SANDRA GRIMA OF PAOLA. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU MAKE IT IN TIME TO READ THIS BUT IT IS YOU WHO DESERVES TO BE IN THE FINAL FOR YOUR SAKE AND NOT FOR US MALTESE BEECAUSE YOU REALLY HAVE WORKED HARD. WHATEVER HAPPENS KEEP ON YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE AND DON'T WORRY , JUST RELAX!

Cra-Zee said...

Olivia & all the team... this msg is going 2 b short & simple! no matter what the result u r already a winner 4 us Maltese u have worked so much (in my opinion... d 1 who worked hardest 2 be on that stage 2nite... we love u & 2night all d maltese r going 2 open heaven's gates 4 sure with all d prayers lol....
GOOD LUCK WE LOVE U!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Olivia !

Ma nafx kemm se tilhaq tarah dan il- messagg qabel il- performance ! Avolja kelli gurnata busy hafna xorta il- hin kollu nahseb fik u fuq illejla ! ;). Issa li wasal il- hin ghamel kuragg ! Kulhadd jaf li inti ghamilt hiltek kollha u m' ghandekx ghalfejn tiddubita mill- performance. Il- Maltin kollha warajk ! :). Good Luck Olivia !! ;) You r the best !

Sarah from Marsaxlokk.

Anonymous said...

hello olivia. best of luck. do ur best and dont worry! godspeed. mcb

Josephine Ebejer Grech said...

Ahna mieghek Olivia. Nitolbu ghalik. Fiducjuzi fik. Jigri x'jigri nhobbuk.
Tislijiet
Josephine Ebejer Grech

Nigel Blundell said...

Hey Vertigo!

AWGURI MMENS minn qiegh qalbi u qiegh qalb l-familja kollha tieghi ghal-lejla!!! J'alla li llejla kollox imur sew halli nhar is-Sibt inkunu fil-Finali!!! AWGURI MMENS!!! xxxxxxxxxx

Grazzi mmens!!! xxxxxxxxxx

Tislijiet
Nigel Blundell u l-Familja kollha tieghi!!! xxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

I AM SHIVERING WHILE I TYPE , YOU WERE JUST GREATTTTTTTTTTT!

YOU ARE A WINNER, YOU GAVE IT ALL.

Jurgen&Conrad said...

Prosit HAFNA HAFNA olivia.. nizziltilna demgha ahna u narawk.
Perofrmance eccelenti.
kollox tajjeb kien u kollox hareg sewwa.
issa naraw jek naddux jew le.imma laqwa li il-100% tijak amiltu u tajtu on stage!
tigi fejn tigi ahna DEJJEM inhobbuk u DEJJEM warajk.
prosit xxx

plectrum said...

Just saw Olivia's performance. She looked stunning. I do believe that she was a bit sharp at times but not that much. I still didn't like the white drapes. Otherwise it was a good show.

good life said...

You were fantastic. I loved your performance. You were terrific Olivia. Well done, I know you did your very best. Bomba int.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ol,

Wara l-performance li rajt ikolli najd li kien worth it li nafdaw fit-tim.....nahseb li ana cans naddu....sakemm ma jkunx emm il-flus fin-nofs.....bis-sens kienet il-performance imma.....biss nar is sibt ikkalma aktar ax hassejtek ftit tense imma l-bqija bomba sabiha......lol ga amiltek wahda mill finalisti jin ax cert li n nies habbewk.....imma s-sala kienet nofsha vojta jaqae ajd ax bdew igibu siggijiet vojta?

Anonymous said...

...i am writing this after the performance you did...it was good,but i think your voice wasn't 100% there...i expected a more intensive show..but i think it left a good effect on the viewers...good work,if we pas try to sing as you sang in the malta eurovision final..that night was incredible !!! xxx goodluck xxx

Anonymous said...

Qeghda nibatlek dan il- messagg qabel jintqalu r- rizultati ! Vera haqqek PROSIT KBIRA !! Spikkajt hdejn id- diski l- ohrajn ! :) Ghandek tghaddi bla tfixkil ! Imma jkun xi jkun ir- rizultat ghalija diga rebbieha inti ghax zgur l- ahjar wahda li kont ! Well done ! :)

Sarah from Marsaxlokk.

david uk said...

oh olivia. there are seven of us here, preparing for a great evenong. but noe we are so sad. it#s clear that mid-europe & balkan votes rule.

you performed so professsionally. we love you here in manchester.

come home to malta. be proud. you desreved to qualify. it's not an equal playing field.

WE LOVE YOU OLIVIA XXXXX

lessismore said...

Hi Olivia. I am very sorry you didn't get through...I really personally thought that you deserved to pass through...you sung very well and it beat most of the other songs. But that's life I guess...you never know what to expect. I just hope the media doesn't bash you up. But remember....if you hear anyone talking negatively about you, it's because they know theyre not capable of being who you are and achieving what you have achieved. Well Done Olivia. You've made Malta proud....to us, you are the no1. Don't worry ;)


Mark

Anonymous said...

Olivia inti rebbieha ghalija ghax ghamilt l- aqwa performance li kien hemm illejla fil- fehma tieghi !! Vera nhossni dispjacuta u mahruqa imma inti ibqa' zomm f' mohhok li ghamilt your best ghax vera kont brava !

Sarah from Marsaxlokk.

szc001 said...

The voters disappoint me... shame on them!

Naħseb Dun Ġorġ ma biddilx is-siegħa u baqa' rieqed!

Well done Olivia, for us you already know that you're the best, but there was a LOT of competition this year (bar a few)

Anyhow, thanks for representing us magnificently! xx

(u ptp ta' l-aħħar) :o)

oriana said...

Hi Olivia,

Ghadu kif spicca l euroviaion u ma tantx nista nemen propja......jiena nixtieq nghidlek PROSET ghax il performance kienet perfeta........jiena min haga wahda biss jidispjacini LI KONT INTI LI GHADEJT MIN DAN, INTI KELLEK TADI AL VUCI, AD DISKA, GhAL PERFORMANCE..kollox. Hdimt ghaliha 11 il sena u kellek isib ruhk fis semi final.....

Taqtax qalbek u nista nimagina li inti imdejqa u forsi inkwetata....kif jiena ukoll imdejqa pero nixtieqlek il gid u dak kollhu li tixtieq

Ta l ahhar.......jiena naf li qabadtni il bard

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Andre` said...

olivia i want to thank you for the great effort u gave!u had a wonderfull performance!well done to you and all!it was a very bad idea of taking clair massa and even a worse idea of her teaching you the'head voice'...the notes were not as strong as usual!I'm sorry clair,but u messed her voice up!and who came with the idea that a lyric teacher,teaches someone how to sing pop is a SKARPAN!Proset Mr. Chairman! ghamilt bicca ta ragel if it was yours!

Well done again olivia!u still made me proud to see you there!You looked stunning and gave a wonderfull performance!

Anonymous said...

olivia l-performance kienet ecelenti u tajt dak kollhu li kellek tati. Sfortunatament kien hemm hafna sorprizi dis-sena, diski li kienu qed jghidu li ser jirbhu lanqas biss ghaddew ukoll tipo Cipru u Switzerland. Ghaddew songs bla sens....naf li l-Maltin xorta kburin bik Olivia.

Anonymous said...

dear olivia, you did a great job. we are still very proud of you and we all know the results were a load of crap....it is impossible for ALL the ex-communist countries to pass ALL together and no western countries to pass. you were brilliant. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Olivia.....
min jaf kif hassejtek ilbierah filghaxija! kemm iddispjacieni! kemm hdimt u kien haqqek fuq li haqqek biex tghaddi. dan zgur li song festival ma baqax...sar show festival? lanqas tant...sar originality festival? lanqas...x'sar? Balkans festival. b'dal-mod ma jistax ikun li nkomplu nahlu l-energija u l-flus! malta should think about quitting the festival if nothing is going to be done. insomma dheret sabiha lbierah u haqqek prosit kbira hafna!

Anonymous said...

ARUKAZA L-EWROPEJ! L-ISBAH DISKI MGHADDEWX U SFORTUNATAMENT MALTA KIENET FOSTHOM :(:(:(:(:(:( KEMM NIXTIEQ LI NQUM GHADA FILGHODU U TKUN HOLMA KERHA!!! ISsa xse jigri???? igifieri mhemmx ESC is sena diehla??? :'(:'( I'm really sorry olivia U DESERVE MUCH BETTER!!!!!!!!
take care
Bernice

Anonymous said...

Hugely disappointed for you, you really did deserve to go through. Had *someone* not messed up our entry last year to such an extent, you'd have been through automatically like you deserved. Don't blame yourself, it was a great song and performance. Personally loved it - C

plectrum said...

What a pity:( You definitely deserved a place in the finals:(

Anonymous said...

YOU GAVE A TERRIFIC PERFORMANCE AND YOU ARE A WINNER. NEVER STOP BELIEIVING IN YOURSELF.

UNFORTUNATELY ONCE AGAIN THE FACTOR OF THE NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES N EASTERN BLOCK NATIONALS LIVING ACROSS EUROPE DETERMINED THE RESULTS TONITE. THE FACT THAT NO SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRY QUALIFIED SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.

IF YOU NOTICE NO WESTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRY MANAGED TO QUALIFY EITHER.

I THINK THAT THE ONLY COUNTRY THAT I WOULD HONESTLY GIVE MY VOTE TO WAS SERBIA. SHE HAS A STRONG VOICE, N LOVED THE SONG.

I NEVER AGREED WITH TELEVOTING, AND WOULD PREFER A PANEL OF JUDGES ANYDAY.

KEEP YOU CHIN UP HIGH, OLIVIA, YOU HAVE MADE US PROUD.

Alfred said...

it's all bullshit... usual countries, its so unfair, this time we had everything!!! ma nafx jien ;/

The truth said...

Ol you were gr8! No matter what!

Anonymous said...

Olivia the most important thing is that you gave an excellent performance ! i am sure all malta is proud of you ! vera brava - hafna hafna ! mux int biss - but all the team ! you were great ! il kumitat hadem ukoll! jien ma nista nmaqdar xejn - imma nahseb li emm raguni alfej m addejnix ! u dan jixhdu li l ebda pajjiz lil west ma addha! malta cipru switzerland - hadd ma addha! addes biss balkani u eastern countries!
Olivia as expected - you made us PROUD !
BRAVA ! malta thobbok olivia u se tibqa warajk ! BRAVA !

P3Charm said...

Hey olivia! Welldone for a wonderful performace! Maybe ur voice wasn't its best but overall it was a grt interpretaion of the song!! But Eurovsiion is by time becoming a farce!! I couldn't belive it when they shouted MOLDova I was thinking it is going to be Malta butit wasn't! I wish there is something we can do as all the hall was shouting MALTA!!! You did ur very best and personally I think no one ever did so much to do well in EUrovision!! I loved Deja Vu and it was in 2005 and this yr that I supported you!! you surely where the best ever Maltese represenative and hope that other singers follow ur footsteps and condiser what the fans have to say!!!

Simply SuperB! So who are your fav now?? Where u surprised some of the greatest songs where left out?? Well who wasn't!! goodluck 4d future Olivia and we also look forward to see more songs from philip and gerlad because they are two of the best writers in malta! vertigo is the ebst song they have composed!! But no one could fight amongst Eastern Europe!! :(

Rene A said...

Olivia you did a swell job yesterday...you kept us all glued to our tv (laptop screen, in my case) due to your fabulous performance! need less to say, the "I vote my neighbouring country"-syndrome has struck again, with the finalists being either ex-soviets, balkan or balkan-related nations. what a silly way to go about a respectful competition. regardless of this, you still owned the show last night!

Anonymous said...

OLIVIA, SANDRA GRIMA HERE FROM MALTA , YOU AND ALL THE TEAM GAVE AN EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE, DURING THE POINTS THERE WAS A CHOIRE FROM THE BACKGROUND ALL CALLING MALTA MALTA. WHY WASN'T YOUR SONG CHOSEN? IT CLEARLY WAS A QUESTION OF INTEREST,ELIMINATING THE GOOD SO THERE WOULD BE LESS COMPETITION FOR AN EASY WIN FOR CERTAIN COUNTRIES. REMEMBER YOU DID YOUR BEST I PERSONALLY THINK THE EUROVISION HAS BECOME A FARSE, ITALY AND MONACO ALREADY KNEW THIS . GOOD LUCK FOR THE FUTURE GIVE US MORE GREAT SONGS AND PLEASE TELL US THE TIME THAT YOU WILL BE ARRIVING IN MALTA, WE LOVE YOU!

AnnMarie Chetcuti said...

Dear Olivia,

When all is said and done... zilch. I am so so sorry, and yesterday night was a painful reminder that one doesn't have to be good, look good, sing well, have a smahing song..... the ex-soviet countries have a knack of ganging up together. Not fair. I have spent one hell of a sleepless night thinking about you, hoping that you will rise above this, and it must be hard. This has not even been a question of luck. The way it was, Malta had no chance. It's not just Malta, there were a couple of other lovely songs which didn't make it either.... but then they aren't ex-communist countries. So that says a lot too. Just wich I was there, for all it matters, I'd just ask you to give you one big hug, it was all so perfect. Don't know what else to say, but hoping you'll take it in your stride. From my heart, AnnMarie

Anonymous said...

olivia memx taghmel we lost ders always next year it was close your still the best singer in eorope 2 me pls tell me youll do more stuff and you keep on writing yr blog

still love you:antonia

Renald Micallef said...

Taqtax qalbek Olivia. Malta kollha warajk. Ghamilt min kollox u dak huwa l-aktar importanti. Dis-sena kien hemm block vote u huwa car. Grazzi ghax ghamiltna kburin, ir-rizultat ma kienx jiddepedni minnek.

Anonymous said...

Hi Olivia

We still love you and think you were brilliant, impeccable and most charismatic, though the result did not do you justice! The truth is, you never stood a chance with all the Eastern neighbourly voting. Maybe you should kick Eurovision in the **** and attempt your success otherwise. This contest has become a most unfair contest in my opinion! I can't understand how the out-of-tune Bulgaria, the ordinary FYROM, the uninspired (Justin Timberlake) Turkey and the cheesy Latvia deserved to be in your place, and that of other Western countries like Andorra, Netherlands and Iceland.

Take care and best regards. We love you!

Anonymous said...

HI OLIVIA,

Wara il performance li tajt il-bierah jien ghedt li din is-sena Malta ghamlet show sabih u kien wiehed mill-isbah shows anke bhala kanzunetta.

Billi l-kanzunetta tieghek (vertigo) ma kwalifikatx ma l-ewwel ghaxra xorta kienet wahda mill-isbah, imma ma dawk il-pajjizi maniex cans mhux ghax mhux capaci, ghax tajbin daqsom u ahjar imma ahna ma missu ma hadt u dan taf xi jfisser. Jekk taraw sew min ghadda ghal final tistaw tinutaw li kolla huma mil-Lvant ta l-europa eccezjoni ta turkija. Kieku forsi tidhol Ghawdex,Kemuna u Filfla forsi jibda jkolna cans bhalom, il-bqija ghal xejn tista tkun tajba kemm hi tajba il-kanzunetta.
Mhux se najd ghal Malta biss ghax maditx imma nsemmu bhal cyprus, swizzerland, holland.

Lil Olivia nixtieq najdila proset hafna ta l-isforz li ghamlet u ahna il-maltin kuntenti bik. :)


joseph

Anonymous said...

Hey Olivia,

Thanks for your fabulous performance yesterday, you made us proud to be Maltese. Well done to the whole team behind you who worked so hard for this contest.

The result was obviously shocking. We had high hopes, but we all know about the voting system, everyone is talking about it and everyone is shocked with yesterdays result (including foreigners).

I know it was an undeserved sudden ending, but as Malta was behind you through the years, and especially during the last three months, Malta will be behind you now. Everybody knows you were great ;).

Looking forward to see you back in Malta :D....

Well Done!

Alison said...

Olivia!!! You did a fab job yesterday!! Me and mum literally got tears in our eyes during your performance!!... Thank you for making us swell with pride during those 3 minutes!!.. Regarding the result: it's definetely not your fault!! We still love you so much!! Ex-Soviet countries did a clear block vote yesterday!! Shame on them for ruining Eurovision and for depriving such beautiful songs like yours from entering the final!! xxxx

Anonymous said...

Il-Maltin xorta kburin bik Olivia. You gave a wonderful performance yesterday u kellek vuci tal-genn... Ma tlajniex ghal-final mhux tort tiek jew tort taz-zeffiena imma kollu tort tan-neighbours.. Vera eurovision tac-cajt dis-sena.. L-isbah diski allajbierek ma addewx.. Alijja Malta u Switzerland kif ukoll Drama Queen kellom ikunu mil-ewwel 3 li jitilaw.. Ny way gl for you future Olivia and never give up :)xXx

just me : ) said...

Olivia taqtax qalbek taf li mhux wahdek li kellek diska meraviljuza u mghaddejtx hemm netherlands...swiss...danmark u aktar jigiferi zgur li ma kellekx diska havina anzi the best from the bests.....insomma din is sena il voting kien kawlat u il presentation tal eurovision...graphics....opening...ecc disastru kien....l-ghar urovision preparation in my opinion so the worst eurovision ever diserves a great funny song from ukrain so pll next saturday vote for ukraine...its a great funny song....ghax hafna ed jibzghu li jerga jkun ghawn rebbieha funny wara l-lordi so let's vote for it guys!!!!!!!!!

12points 4 UKRAINE fROM Malta :)

BARBARINO said...

Dearest Olivia!
first of all thank you for a very good performance of Vertigo...i think you did your best on the stage taking into consideration the pressure of the contest...i watched the show very closely and every participant was kind of nervous....i was so worried as time passed by in the announcing of the results and Malta would not come up....i could not believe it...after thr first shock i spent some time to think what went wrong...your performance was by far the best...so i guess it must be this neighbouring voting again...and then it is this diaspora voting...that is why FYR Macedonia and Turkeytook the ticket to the final..this whole voting system gets on my nerves, really...anyway Olivia, do not blame yourself for not qualifying, you made a serious and honest effort and you were very good at it...i still love vertigo exactly like i did before and i still think you are a great singer and a very nice and sweet person...in my mind and my heart you are the big winner of the night, because of all these performances only yours comes into my mind when i think of this ESC...

Ro said...

WELL DONE OLIVIA! WAS A GREAT NICE SHOW AND YOU SEEMED CONFIDENT ON STAGE! YOU DESERVED TO BE IN THE FINAL. WASNT RIGHT WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT AND HOW EUROPEANS VOTED! YOU GAVE ALL YOUR BEST BUT EVERYTHING ELSE WAS IN THE EUROPEANS HANDS. I WISH TO TELL ALL MALTESE TO NOT VOTE FOR ANY SONG ON SATURDAY!!! I REALLY HOPE MALTA WON'T GIVE ANY POINTS TO ANYONE THIS YEAR IN THE FINAL COS WHAT HAPPENED WASN'T RIGHT AND FARE!!! WE WAIT ON YOU TO COME BACK HOME..MALTA LOVES YOU AND IS WITH YOU!!!

Ro said...

I FORGOT TO SAY THAT MALTESE SHOULD BE UNITED THIS SAT! DONT VOTE OR WATCH THE EUROVISION! LET'S DO IT FOR OLIVIA AND FOR MALTA!!! SINCE WE DESERVED A MUCH BETTER POSITION THAN THAT! AT THIS POINT EUROPE GIVES ME VERTIGO!!!! OLIVIA..YOU ARE OUR WINNER!!! HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Prosit olivia tal-performance li tajt... Kienet mill-aqwa!!Il-Maltin xorta kburin bik. Int ghamilt hiltek kollha, imma imbad issoltu televoting.... Fl-opinjoni tieghi il-magoranza ta' l-ahjar diski li kien hemm il-berah ma dahlux ghal final, wahda minhom hi VERTIGO!! Taqtax qalbek Olivia, kantanti bhalek b'diska bhal ma kellek xorta wahda ikollhom is-success li haqqhom.

Anonymous said...

Olivia you made us proud ! us maltese are angry at how the voting was carried out last night ! but we are proud of your performance ! I hope you write something - because i am really concerned about your feelings! Olivia you made us proud ! all malta is happy with your pefromance! all my MSN contacts has - a positive message about you + your performance in their nicknames! we were cheated yesterday! Malta's song was better than some of the songs that qualified! anyway - BRAVA olivia - im really looking forward - to listen to what you have to tell us!

Ramy said...

Olivia taqtax qalbek ahna xorta kburin bik u l-Maltin kollha warajk! xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Olivia

The performance was great and your voice turned out splendidly. we all know you gave your best. you made us all maltese proud no matter what the result was. Don't let what happened get to you. You are a great and lovely person. keep you head high. You and your team did your best and that is what matters. The maltese are all behing you. Big hugs from Malta.

i wish you all the best in the world

Ganna said...

Those 3 minutes literally sent a shiver down my spine and I was very proud to be Maltese! And still am! I sincerely believed that it was one of the best songs of the night because really, some of the songs are just RUBBISH. I sincerely hope that you understand that all Malta was and is still behind you, and that this Contest was dominated by the Baltic votes. If it were up to me I'd send the Eurovision packing! Pls Olivia cheer up!

Chuy said...

Olivia, Congratulations on your performance. It was truly among the best, and consequently you received one of the best reactions from the audience, but in this contest this kind of things happen and sometimes in a very cruel way. Anyway you have a great talent and I am sure you will have a great carrer. Good luck

Anonymous said...

listen the pepole dont care who sings the best if dey dont live close to us no chance you are the best i love you ders always next year dont be sad just :)

from:antonia

Anonymous said...

You know what? I think we should stop taking part. Every year this happens and am sorry to say that the Eastern European think that they are the only ones. I didnt see why Bulgaria had to enter and not Denmark for example. If the voting systme was a fair one Vetigo would have been in the top ten. Dont worry Olivia you still made us proud and cant wait to see you on Xarabank tonight. xxx

Roberta Vella (Torino) said...

Yesterday's result speaks by itself. Neighbouring countries passed whilst the really good songs remained behind. One should start questioning himself if it s worth it for Malta to take part again. Well done olivia and all the team! It was an excellent performance!

Anonymous said...

Dear Olivia

Your song was great, perfomance even more than great. It was absolutely fantasic. I can imagine your feelings about not reaching the finals. But it does not mean nothing. If one take a look to the yesterdays results who pass. All of them eastern countires not even anyone from central europe as Norway or Portugal for example.

Evenmore there are 16 countries taking part in the finals which are eastern countries. These kind of voting can't be fruitfull to central europe cause everyone will vote to their neighbours.

Do you think that of Bulgaria was better than you? Not at all for me the voting was all of it fake.

Stay as you are Oliva you are great singer and got great song. No matter what the result was.

For me yesterday's results does not count not cause you did not pass, but it shows that only eastern countries make it.

Anyway for me Malta has to be PROUD of you.

Anonymous said...

I noticed you had some problems with your voice...but still, yours was the best performance.

It's not the end of the world. Most people vote for the country, not the song.

Keep smiling :)

Anonymous said...

i really dont know what to say....hlief well done malta and well done olivia!!! and fuck europe and eurovision and USSR (before and after the qasma)

Grazielle said...

Hi Olly

I really hope you're feeling better than yesterday. Please still have pride in yourself and I mean it. Your performance was one of the very very best. Though I liked most of the song which passed through, you and vertigo were just as good! It's obviously not your fault if our country is just a little island and we have no neighbours to vote for us. This bloody hell of a festival has turned into a contest of which is the biggest country and who has the most neighbours. At least I'm really glad for your sake that at least on this blog, nobody is criticising. Don't let anyone get you down. You have a great potential!
When are you coming back to Malta?
We all still love you a lot sweetie no matter what happens!
Tc pupa xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Ruth said...

I really don't know if u'll ever read this, but i hope you do coz i really want to tell u a huge well done! So what if your song didn't make it to the finals?!YOu rocked and did soooooo much!!

In my opinion, its about time that Malta doesn't participate in the d ESC anymore...its like watching an episode of "neighbours" rather than a contest.imma imsomma, that's my opinion

Olivia, keep your head held up high coz you made us proud. tatix kaz ta xi jejdu in nies...unfortunately, people are going to tell you something anyway. mitt bniedem, mitt fehma jejdu. On the whole the performance was in line(if not evn btr) that the other performances. Malta wasnt the only performance with guys and body brystals, gongs, fans and energetic dancing. Atleast ours was "clean" and not whory...as what can be said for a few other performances that looked like christina aguilera gone wrong.

Memx tamel..last year gejjna l'ahhar u din is sena we didnt pass to the finals. Maybe this should be enough of an alarm bell for us to focus on national issues, rather than on a contest which is more than baised.

May your singing career flourish to beyond the ESC as im sure that although Malta did nt make it to the finals, YOU surpassed an 11yrd old hurdle by mowing down national competition. I hope that some international guru has noticed your talent through your 3mins on stage...maybe in years to come you'll be mowing down international competition.

Take care of yourself and i wish you and the maltese contingent the very best, as i know that all of you have given their utmost and more.

Looking forward to seeing you back on Maltese soil ASAP!

Ruth Grima :)

Anonymous said...

hey olivia

kont faqa sew il-birah laqas naf kif rebhu dawk id-diski b'xi lingwa li qatt ma smajt imma xi trit tamel.

keep it up u amilt performance ta l-ostra!hat ma kien jista jamila ahjar kiku

taqtax qalbek ux mux tort tijak.adom kemm jitilfu wahda mil-laqwa diski al nar is-sibt.int mil-laqwa kantanti maltin adom ma tafx xtilfu

keep it up u dont feel down mux tort tijak :)GOOD LUCK next time :)tinsix mux tort tijak u dont feel down

Neil

Anonymous said...

hello olivia!!

adni kemm smajtek titkellem fuq super one radio! nixtieq nejdlek PROSIT kbira hafna ghaliex lilna il Maltin tajtna dak kollu li ridna. Kont vicin taghna min qabel il MSFE u bqajt mana sal illum u nixtieq li din il blog ma tiqafx awn issa. Minn zmien ghal zmien nixtiequ li tibqa tkellimna, issa li sirna kwazi kwazi hbieb ta xulxin!

Insomma Olivia, ghandek ax tkun kburija u tinzel Malta ferhana ghaliex irnexilek taghmel kollu dak li xtaqna ahna. TAjtna diska tajba hafna, performance tajba hafna (ECCELENTI) kif ukoll korjografija tajba ukoll. Lilna il-Maltin tajtna diska b show li tant ilna neqirdu bih ahna il-maltin.

Insomma GRAZZI hafna u Prosit u nazzarda nejd li kont l unika raprezentatrici Maltija li kont vicin daqshekk tal-poplu.

BTW tinsix it 31000 vot li ircivejt Malta.... Dawk zommok f qalbek ghax dawk prova cara li nt tlajt tirraprezenta lil Maltin u l Ghawdxin KOLLHA!!!

Take Care!!

Anonymous said...

Olivia, you are a winner for all of us. We all know that there is a neighbour problem and since we are in the Mediterranean noone will vote for us. This does not reduce from your excellent performance I was awed, especially in the beginning there was no sense of excitement, brava! I agree whoever said clare your teacher ruined your beautiful voice. The low notes were super but the high notes sounded fake and uneven with the low ones. I know you could very well hit the high notes with a beautiful chest voice and do not need to do it like you can't chest it. This is just a tip for the future because I know that you, olivia have a wonderful future ahead because your merits cannot be expressed in writing. Opera singers cannot sing pop the way you do, believe me. Don't let them make you sing pop, the way they do. xxx

From Gozo, Marouska

Anonymous said...

Prosit hafna Olivia,tajtu performance mil isbah u mhux ghax intom maltin ta imma vera ma kienx hemm isbah!!! ahna dejjem emminha fik pero ilna nafu li eurovision mhuwiex fair u tista tinduna mil bierah ghax hafna milli intazlu huma "neighbours" soltu huwx!! Madanakollu inti u team tieghek kollha xorta ghamiltu l-MALTA kburin u int tibqa dejjem kantanta mil-aqwa u l-kantant favorita taghna!!!! ahna Tanya u Carmen mir-rahal tieghek hal qormi!!!!

Love You!!!! x x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Olivia,

Thank you for your wonderful performance last night.

Clearly it was a block from the ex-soviet countries. EBU SHOULD ONLY ALLOW COUNTRIES FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION COUNTRIES TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS KIND OF FESTIVAL.

This festival is loosing a credits. Please do not blame yourself and ignore any stupid remarks that may arised after yesterday.

Well done all of you.

Take care and enjoy Tallin, Estonia tomorrow. I have been there it´s a very nice town.

Abigail said...

olivia i just want to tell u a few words. 1st of all great performance qalbi...hallejtna mkahhlin mat tv u bla kliem! for me it was wonderful! well done hi!
when they were calling the ten countries i felt that my heart wanted to burst....but why malta's name was not called?....i just couldn't beleive it...the performance was great....BUT...the Eurovision is a simple joke! it's so silly. i am very sorry as u deserve d best!

however olivia, u r still my number 1, as u have always been for the past years.taqta qalbek qatt pupa.

loads of love, hugs and kisses

abigail z

Jonathan said...

Hey Olivia!

I wated to say Congratualtions a a FANTASTIC performance! Im a big esc fan from the UK, and voted for you last night!

I really hope you are not to down about the results, who needs eurovision to tell you what is a great song? Many great songs have not passed the semi fianls before because of neighbour voting in other areas, so please don't feel ashamed about anything, you should feel proud that such a great performance and song represented Malta! You deserved to be on the eurovision stage and i fully enjoyed seeing you there!

Have fun with whatever you do next, and please let us know how you get on

:)

Anonymous said...

Hello Olivia !

Kemm hadt gost narak il- bierah fuq Xarabank ghax rajtek relax u kuntenta ! Jien inhossni vera ferhana li kellna lilek tirraprezenta lil Malta ! Waqt il- performance qabbiztli demgha ghax veru kienet eccelenti u the best ! ;). Il- Maltin kollha jafu li m' ghaddejniex ghax minhabba n- neighbouring countries ... il- kummenti li smajt l- ghada tas- semi- final kollha hekk kienu !

Nerga nghidlek prosit ta' dak kollu li ghamilt u grazzi talli kont dejjem qrib taghna ! ;).

Sarah from Marsaxlokk.

plectrum said...

We can really declare that its a super farce of a festival! Ukraine came second-the worst song in the festival-a joke of a song if one can call it a song! Then Serbia wins! There were a million nicer songs! Starting from Lithuania, Hungary and Ireland!