Kristina Casolani & Morena
Singer, songwriter and dancer, Kristina Casolani is another Maltese female sensation that makes her country proud. She is a multi talented artist who blends different types of music styles to create something unique.
Her career kicked off in the year 2000 when she met Boris Cezek who is now her producer and co-writer. All the six singles she has released so far have been popular among the listeners and local DJ’s, all reaching top positions on Malta’s radio charts.
Her amazing stage presence and sultry voice make her a permanent fixture in all of Malta’s top events such as the Farsons Beer Festival and the Bay Music Awards. She can also be heard on the local radio in several adverts for big brands such as Canon and Hot Couture.
Her live performances are enhanced by her knowledge of dance. She uses her own dancers and creates the choreographies herself making her shows more vibrant and personal.
She has also collaborated with local popular talents such as Toby and Sixth Simfoni.
Margerita Camilleri Fenech more known as just Morena (meaning dark skinned woman), is a young Gozitan singer who represented Malta in the Eurovision song contest in 2008 with her song entitled “Vodka”.
She first entered the Song for Europe competition in Malta in 2006 along with Paul Giordimaina with the song entitled “Time”. But it was not to be yet and Fabrizio Fannielo “I Do” was chosen to represent Malta that year at the Eurovision song contest held in Athens Greece. (I’m sure all the Maltese remember the embarrassment we suffered with that miserable one point that year).
Two years later in 2008 Morena tried her luck again, entering the Song for Europe contest once again this time armed with 2 different songs; “Vodka” and “Casanova”. Both songs made it to the final, with “Casanova” ending up in 5th place and “Vodka” taking 1st place. Therefore she was then to represent Malta in the 53rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade Serbia.
Morena participated in the 2nd semi-final but received poor ratings ending up in the 14th place, which didn’t allow her to enter the final stage. I doubt anyone was shocked but this result. The odds for Malta winning the Eurovision song contest had never been so bad. Malta’s overall standing, which was calculated through an average of odds on betting websites placed the song “Vodka” in the 31st position out of 43 over-all participants.