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Tuesday, 21 May 2013 01:33

Malta: Hero's Welcome for Young Doctor

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The 58th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest came to an end during the early hours of Sunday, at around 01:00 CET when the broadcast was cut during the reprise of the winning entry Only Teardrops performed by Emmelie de Forest. The winner of the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix had always been the favourite to win the international spectacle and assured her place in the history books amassing 281 points, the fourth biggest in terms of statistics. 

Nevertheless, whilst Denmark recorded their third victory at the Eurovision Song Contest, Malta finished in a brilliant eighth place, making it the first top ten finish since 2005 when CHiara had finished in second place with her entry Angel. Gialuca and his charming on stage antics had managed to steal the hearts of many during the fortnight and as he landed in Malta, he was greeted by hundreds of fans at the airport. It was indeed, a heroic welcome. It was an extremely tight situation according to The Times of Malta who stated that bodyguards were duly needed in order to ascertain the protection of the young doctor. 

The crowd varied from elderly to children, awaiting that signature on a poster or postcard. Gianluca managed to do what the artists in the past seven years have not been able to do and that is to enter the top ten. Tomorrow co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat is also becoming an international hit according to digital sales through iTunes. We'll await the official charts to be released in a couple of days but things look extremely positive. We urge you to stay tuned to even through Facebook and Twitter for all of the latest news as soon as it becomes available. 

Sources: esctracker, Times of Malta

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