Eurovision 2017 Entry: Malta — Claudia Faniello — Breathlessly

April 3, 2017 0

“Breathlessly” by Malta’s Claudia Faniello is a lovely entry for Eurovision, but is that enough? Country: Malta Song Title: “Breathlessly” Artist: Claudia Faniello Second Semi-Final: Position 5 Last year’s entry: “Walk on Water” – Ira Losco (12th Place) Malta is repping for the powerful ladysinger ballads at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with “Breathlessly” by Claudia Faniello. How is the execution of this track? This song hasn’t made much of an impression on me, and I’ve been trying to figure out why. There’s nothing to dislike about the track: the lyrics are fine, the pace could be a little faster but it certainly isn’t plodding, and Faniello’s voice is perfectly pleasant to listen to. It’s taken a few listens in preparation for this piece to finally figure out what isn’t working for me: this should be a country song. Imagine if the strings in the orchestration were replaced with a guitar. This could easily be a hit song on this side of the Atlantic and an instant karaoke staple with even a slight hint of a twang. I fully understand why “Breathlessly” isn’t a country song: Country isn’t Claudia Faniello’s lane. Granted, I don’t think she would have to change much vocally with a […] [Read more…]

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