Next up in our series of interviews with the Maltese participants is the duo Dwette. It’s their first time in the MESC selection, can they make it to Eurovision on the first attempt? Find out more about the exciting vocal duo below!
First of all thank you for your time talking to us. How are you? Can you introduce yourselves? What can you tell us about yourselves?
Where shall we start? We’re called Dwett (which for those who might not know is the Maltese equivalent for duet) and we joined forces mid-way through 2015 after taking part in Una Stella Sta Nascendo, an international singing competition held in Italy. From then onwards, we became really good friends and started jamming together, realizing that our voices blend well together, so we gave it a go and here we are! Back in 2016, we took part in a national competition in Malta and earned great praise for our performance but we’re super thrilled to make our Malta Eurovision Song Contest debut!
Your song that you will be presenting for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest is “Breakin Point”. What can you tell us about the song?
“Breaking Point” is penned by Matt ‘Muxu’ Mercieca and composed by Elton Zarb, and it deals with a story of a romantic couple who despite loving each other abundantly, can’t stand to be in the same room together at the same time. That love-hate relationship which is becoming more common in today’s modern society.
What was the inspiration for the song, and did you write it specifically for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest and Eurovision?
We sat down to write “Breaking Point” together with the songwriters, with Mikhail working closely with Elton on the melody and myself (Cherylis) working closely with Matt on the lyrics. We always thought that we could create a love-hate relationship without it being too generic or common. Taking part in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest was the main goal behind this song and we are thrilled at having the opportunity to share what we created with a huge audience.
What is your impression of the Eurovision Song Contest in general? Do you watch it every year? What is your favourite entry?
It’s such an amazing spectacle, that you just have to sit down and watch it. I speak for both of us in saying that we both sit down with friends and family and see what the other countries have come up with and also support Malta! We have our favourite songs, some being “Only Teardrops” by Emmelie de Forest, “Molitva” by Marija Serifovic, and “More Than Love” by Chris & Moira.
Apart from the Eurovision Song Contest, where would you dream to do a performance?
I think we both have dreamed of performing on stage at the Royal Albert Hall!
Can you tell us about your first experience with music?
Together, we have been singing since 2015, but our first experiences with music go back a long time, to when we were both children, taking part in song and singing competitions in Malta.
How do you describe your music to people?
If we were to describe our music in one words, it would easily be: emotional.
What is a typical day like for you?
Well, we wake up in the morning, normally both have lectures, then work, and afterwards rehearsals for whatever project we would be working on at the time, and the sequence repeats itself.
What is the best bit of advice you have ever been given?
Learn to listen to the opinion of others, so that you can always improve.
If your life was a song title, what would it be?
Unexpected, because there are moments which you don’t believe that will happen, but they do!
We would like to thank Dwett for their time and wish them the best of luck with their participation in MESC!
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