Malta has Decided: it’s Gianluca Bezzina!
Well, it was a long night in Ta’ Qali, but after sixteen performances and a dramatic vote-tally, we have a winner! Taking top points with the jury and second place with the public vote, 23-year-old Qrendi native Gianluca Bezzina will represent the island nation with his sunny pop number “Tomorrow”.
Despite his comfort on stage, Gianluca actually isn’t a full-time performer. Believe it or not, in his other life he is known as Doctor Bezzina, a resident physician at the St. Vincent de Paul Home, one of the largest facilities for the elderly on the island. He does come from a musical family, however; his sister Dorothy also participated in MESC, coming in 15th place with “Starting from the End“.
“Tomorrow”, written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat, has a light, sunny vibe, not far removed from Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister“, The Plain White T’s “Rhythm of Love”, or Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours“. Not a bad precedent to follow…