Thea Garrett takes the Maltese ticket to Oslo!

Thea Garrett takes the Maltese ticket to Oslo!
Thea Garrett.Photo: Courtesy of www.theagarrett.com
Ta'Qali Malta -

Thea Garrett has won the Go Malta Eurosong 2010 with the song My Dream, and will go on to represent Malta in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo.

Tonights show was streamed live here on Eurovision.tv. The proceedings were opened by Chiara who performed a dance version of her 2009 Eurovision Song Contest entry What If We. Presenters Keith Demicoli and Pauline Agius then took to stage and introduced the format of the show. A third presenter, Owen Bonnici presented backstage reports and humorous links from the green room.

Before each entry, there were postcards shown where the respective artists explained the concept of their songs. The running order for the show was as follows :-

  • Dorothy Bezzina - Moments
  • Foxy Federation - Fired Up
  • Lawrence Gray - Stories
  • Eleanor Spiteri - Velvet Ocean
  • Claudia Faniello - Samsara
  • Thea Garrett - My Dream
  • Priscilla & Kurt - Waterfall
  • Nadine Axisa & Clifford Galea - Once In A Lifetime
  • Glen Vella - Just A Little More Love
  • Audrey Marie Bartolo - Good Intentions
  • Klinsmann - Her Name Was Anne
  • Claire Galea - Ole Satchmo Blues
  • Wayne Micallef - Save A Life
  • Petra Zammit - All I Need
  • Ryan Dale & Duminka - One 4 You
  • Eleanor Cassar - Choices
  • Silverclash - Broken
  • Tiziana Calleja - Words Are Not Enough
  • Ruth Portelli - Three Little Words
  • Pamela - Hold On

Following the competitors performances there was a lengthy interval act which included a number of artists and bands performing. Firstly a band called Chasing Pandora performed two songs. They were followed by 1992 Maltese entrant Mary Spiteri who sang her Eurovision Song Contest entry Little Child and another song.

Winter Moods then performed and Armenia's 2008 representative Sirusho sang Qele Qele, her successful entry from the Belgrade edition of Europe's Favourite TV Show . Chiara rounded off the interval act by singing her 2005 entry Angel.

The voting was split 50/50 between International juries and televoting this year. The five jury spokespersons announced their votes one by one, followed by the televoting. The results were announced.

Thea Garrett was a clear winner from Glen Vella in second place and Tiziana Calleja in third.

Malta will participate in the second half of the First Semi Final of the Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday 25th May in Oslo.


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  • Posted on 13 March 2010 at 17:15
    goooooooooooood luck thea!!!
    you deserve a good place!!! :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2010 at 10:28
  • Posted on 27 February 2010 at 11:53
    VERY Beautiful Song!!! Good luck Thea Garrett!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 February 2010 at 18:56
    hi i love this song congrats thea and welldone for the performance xx from malta ,qormi xx lee report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 February 2010 at 18:18
    Beautiful Song *-* Good Luck Malta =] report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 February 2010 at 14:03
    To those who are concluding their verdicts - Don't you think it's a bit early to guess final placings?
    From what I know is that Thea is just 17 years old and I'm sure is that she's surely talented.
    Her voice in the performance may have not reached 100%, and the song may not be exceptional, although it has nice melody. But I think ingredients are there, and should the project just be a prototype, I mean like they always do weeks before the ESC, they arrange the song, performance, and presentation, well I make my comments then. I beleive in this one.
    To those who hate ballads.............. well we do like them and the ESC will always have them and they will win like they've done in the past. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 February 2010 at 23:28
    Simply devine...Go Thea Go...

    For the record... Thea was selected to accompany Gigi D'Alessio during last year's tournee as one of the talent scouts finalist... actually twice ...given the opportunity to sing with him in Rome and Milan ... that must mean talent all the way...

    and Jes well done for choreography.... simple and beautiful! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 February 2010 at 23:22
    Good voice, but defective. My love Chiara, where are you, you're very sympatique and big voice. We love you Chiara.

    Good luck Malta. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 February 2010 at 21:20
    Hi, Good luck Thea very nice song from Imtarfa, Malta report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 February 2010 at 20:42
    I've heard some of the songs that passed. There are some good songs but I still think that Thea has a very good chance of passing to the final.

    I hope that this year some countries will choose good songs and not give 12 points to their neighbours as they usually do. That would be definitely booooooooooooooring and an offence to eurovision. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 February 2010 at 20:18
    My Top 12

    Iceland
    Denmark
    Switzerland
    Albania
    Cyprus
    Armenia
    FYR Macedonia
    Finland
    Malta
    Netherlands
    Poland
    Norway

    Good Luck Malta :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 February 2010 at 19:46
    I think that is the same like in Mocsow ...only other singer... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 February 2010 at 18:08
    Not the best from Malta, but it's okey, i like it - it'll be interesting to see, how it goes for the beautyful island in Oslo report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 February 2010 at 17:52
  • Posted on 21 February 2010 at 16:00
    NIce song :)
    Good luck report to the moderator