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Thursday, 24 April 2008

Malta: Morena - Vodka





Performer: Morena
Song title: Vodka
Song writer(s): Gerard James Borg
Song composer(s): Philip Vella

Vodka
Na zdarovye!Na zdarovye!

The hunt is still on
Here in Gorkiy Park
I’m in Danger Zone
Everywhere is pitch dark
I’m running away
To a blanket of snow
“Spy 1 to Spy 4 I’ve deciphered the code”

VODKA that’s the secret word
VODKA and they want it so bad
VODKA I’ve deciphered the code
Got a rush in the head VODKA
A transparent word

Na zdarovye!- -Na zdarovye!

Cold blood drums within
They breathe down my neck
Spy 1 to Spy 4 we just have to connect
Their footsteps are near
Closing in for the kill
My pulse has gone dead
With a heart-racing chill

VODKA that’s the secret word
VODKA and they want it so bad
VODKA I’ve deciphered the code
Got a rush in the head VODKA
A transparent word

Na zdarovye!- -Na zdarovye!


Morena has won the 2008 Malta Song For Europe Festival with the song Vodka, by Philip Vella and Gerard James Borg and thus will represent the island at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade.
She is 23…

She has been described as the Mediterranean Volcano….

She has got one of the most particular voices in Malta, and she sings anything from rock to progressive pop….

“SPY 1 to SPY 4…… I’ve deciphered the code”…. It’s MORENA.

This dynamic singer hails from the island of Gozo, and has swept through the local music scene like a tornado, winning some of the most prestigious festivals, which include Festival Kanzunetta Maltija and being awarded Palma Tad- Deheb (Golden Palm Award) for her achievements.

Relatively new to the music scene, she has always been highly interested in singing ever since she was a little girl and danced in front of the mirror with a broomstick. Coached by her elder sister Georgina, who is a soprano, she slowly but surely began to develop her vocal talent. Once she was 18 she became the lead singer of the band Spectrum, and is still their front liner till this very day.

In 2006, she was offered to sing in a duet with Paul Giordimiana. The song was called Time, and this was Morena’s first taste of the Malta Song for Europe festival. She placed 9th, but soon realised she was not about to give up on winning the golden ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest. Hurricane Morena would be back!

Meanwhile she took part in several TV shows, and continued her collaboration with well known composer/producer Philip Vella, with whom she had worked in the past.

In the last year, she also met Gerard James Borg who immediately was very impressed by Morena, and the successful song-writing duo decided to invest their time and energy in the Mediterranean Volcano.VODKA, was the result of one of their works, and soon enough Morena was recording in the studios.

A few months later she was performing on the Malta Song for Europe podium, belting out the catchy song which she prefers to describe as progressive pop. She won the festival, winning the media’sand people’s hearts on the way, and now she is ready to VODKA her way to the Eurovision Song Contest!“SPY 1 to SPY 4…. You just have to connect”.

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