ESC+Plus.com has had the opportunity to talk with the Maltese representative at Junior Eurovision 2013. Gaia has told us about her preparations for the contest and her musical life. This is her first interview.
ESC+Plus: How do you feel about representing Malta at Junior Eurovision 2013?
Gaia: I feel excited and really happy. This is a unique opportunity for me to perform on the Junior Eurovision stage. I am really looking forward to the event.
E+: What does being the Maltese representative at JESC mean for you?
Gaia: It means the world to me. It is a dream come true. I have dreamed of participating since I was a very little girl.
E+: What do you expect from junior eurovision week?
Gaia: The Junior Eurovision week will serve as a platform to showcase the culture of my country, get to know the other contestants, make new friends and have of course have fun. I expect the week to be so busy that time will fly!
E+: Have you watched the junior Eurovision Song Contest Before?
Gaia: Yes I did especially the 2010 transmission from Belarus. It is the last time that Malta took part.
E+: What are your favourite singers and songs in the history of the competition?
Gaia: Certainly a song to remember is Bzzz of Bizibeki from Georgia (2008). Last year’s winner Anastasiya Petryk’s song Nebo is still fresh on my mind.
E+: Have you already listened to other selected entries for the Junior Eurovision 2013?
Gaia: Yes, the ones that have already been selected. I like to learn the other songs too. Music is a good way to communicate, especially since all kids speak different languages.
E+: What do you think of them?
Gaia: There are some that I really like. I think all songs are very creative and it shows the talent of tomorrow’s authors and composers.
E+: How many hours a week do you spend preparing the contest?
Gaia: Really not much since my song is a ballad it does not require a large team effort. Therefore I only practice with my vocal coach a few hours every week.
E+: Will you carry any lucky charm during the performance?
Gaia: Yes I always do I have a special lucky charm that I carry with me everywhere.
E+: Tell us more about yourself, your favourite music style, favourite school subject, hobbies, and musical career.
Gaia: When I was just two and a half years old I recorded my first cover version of Barney, Me and my teddy. From then on I never stopped singing. Music has become an important part of my life. I love all kind of music, but I prefer ballad songs. My favourite subject at school is English language. I have several hobbies and I am very creative. I like crafts, make up, and much more. I wish to take a career in music when I grow up.
E+: Could you please send a message to our readers and fans of the competition?
Gaia: Hello friends, I am looking forward to the Junior Eurovision. Support Malta and listen to my song called The Start. You can follow me on my facebook fan page
Gaia Cauchi was chosen internally to represent Malta at Junior Eurovision 2013. She will perform the song “The Start”.