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Olivia Lewis

Olivia Lewis was born on 18 October 1978 is a singer from Qormi, Malta. She has competed 11 consecutive times in the Malta Song For Europe Festival, which selects the country's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. At her 11th attempt she finally won the 2007 festival, held in Ta' Qali on 3 February 2007, with the song "Vertigo" and represented Malta at the semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest held at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland, on 10 May 2007.

She performed in the 20th position following Norway's Guri Schanke with "Ven a bailar conmigo" and preceding Andorra's Anonymous with "Salvem el món". However, she did not manage to qualify for the final.

Olivia Lewis began singing as a child and has been involved in musicals and music festivals. She sings in several musical styles, from pop to jazz, but favors soul music.

Lewis was the first female artist to perform during the Malta Jazz Festival together with the Paul Giordimaina trio. Her performance was the opening event at the 2005 festival. Lewis has also performed regularly at the International Festival of the Maltese Song, scoring as high as third place. She has won both the ]]Lithuanian National Song Festival]] and the Bulgarian Song Festival.

On 10 May 2007, Olivia and her team participated in the semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Vertigo". Though highly tipped as a favourite to pass with online polls and betting companies, Olivia failed to reach the final for Malta and placed 25th out of 28 countries with just 15 points.

On the 9 November 2013 Olivia made her festival comeback after an absence of six years when she took part in the Festival Internazzjonali tal-Kanzunetta Maltija 2013. She won the contest with the song Hawn Mill-Ġdid composed by Paul Abela and penned by Joe Julian Farrugia.

On 15 March 2014 Olivia participated in the 38th Edition of the Festival Għanja tal-Poplu and finished third in a duet with Miriam Christine with the song 'Wara l-Kanċell'; lyrics by Joe Julian Farrugia and composed by Miriam Christine.


Discography

Albums

Singles

Malta Song For Europe

  • (1997) Falling (for your love)(singing with Marvic Lewis) 7th
  • (1998) You're the one - 15th
  • (1999) Autumn of my love - 7th
  • (2000) Only for you - 5th
  • (2000) I wanna love you - 9th
  • (2001) Love will see me through - 7th
  • (2001) Hold me now - 10th
  • (2002) Give me wings - 11th
  • (2003) Starting over (feat IQ's Verse-One) - 6th
  • (2004) Take a look - 2nd
  • (2005) Deja Vu - 2nd
  • (2006) Spare a moment - 2nd
  • (2007) Vertigo - 1st


See also

Category:Olivia Lewis Photos

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