Everything is nearly ready for tonight’s Grand Final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014, being held in Marsa. Malta’s entry, Federica Falzon, hopes once again to win hearts — and votes — with her song “Diamonds”, written by Elton Zarb and Matthew Mercieca (Muxu).
In yesterday’s Jury Final Federica received a standing ovation from the audience. The Jury Final constitutes 50% of the votes with the other 50% in the hands of the television audience watching across Europe tonight.
Federica will be singing in the 15th position, second from the end. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be live on www.tvm.com.mt/live and on TVM at 19:00 CET. It is also being streamed on www.junioreurovision.tv
Federica spent the morning practicing with her vocal coach Gillian Attard.
15:30 Federica came down in the hotel lobby, meeting Vincenzo Cantiello, Italy’s entry for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 and wished him good luck for tonight’s contest
16:20 The delegation transport arrived taking the Maltese team to Marsa shipbuilding with the whole team cheering passers-by as they waved the Maltese flag.
16:50 The whole team is now assembled and focused on getting Federica ready for tonight’s stellar performance.
17:00 Federica receives some gifts from Christabelle Borg
17:25 Federica performing some vocal exercises
17:45 Mariella getting Federica’s hair ready
17:55 Ira Losco sends Federica her best wishes
17:59 Federica receives make up gift from NYX Professional Makeup
18:00 Federica goes to get her make up ready
18:31 Makeup done, Federica heads back to dressing room
18:38 Another vocal exercise and we are ready to go
18:55 Federica’s ready to go on stage
More updates coming soon.
Report: Rachel Powell
Photos: Rachel Powell and Steve Congrave