09 November 2014

Review: Eurovision 2015: Malta: L-Aħwa: Beautiful to Me

Gianluca Bezzina of family group L-Aħwa
Image by Albin Olsson (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The singing doctor, Gianluca Bezzina, returns to Malta's Eurovision stage after a one year break, joining his siblings in the family group L-Aħwa.

As you might remember, Gianluca was Malta's representative in Sweden in 2013, where he finished in a very respectable eighth place with the song Tomorrow. This time, he takes on the lead vocals on a not too dissimilar composition called Beautiful to Me.  

Possessing a jaunty melody, Gianluca's distinctive vocals and with his brother and sisters backing him up, you could be forgiven for thinking that it's The Partridge Family meets The New Seekers. 

While there is strong evidence that the whole concept embraces the "cute factor", it never crosses the line to become twee and sickly.

In fact, Gianluca's infectious smile and immense likability and popularity should easily carry this catchy number through to the Maltese final on November 22, where it has a very strong chance of becoming the island's representative in Vienna.

What do you think?


L-Aħwa perform in 16th position out of 20 competitors in the semi-final on November 21.

Read more reviews of the songs participating at the Maltese semi-final

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