AmberAmber is only 23 but she is already a Eurovision veteran. She has competed in Malta's Eurovision Song Contest national selection five times, finally winning the contest for 2015. And she actually performed at the Eurovision final in Baku in 2012, as a backing singer for Malta’s entrant that year, Kurt Calleja.
Amber was a keen student of judo as a youngster, obtaining a Green Belt before an injury forced her to quit at the age of 15. Since then she’s put her competitive energy into music, gaining success in local talent shows.
Amber’s number one passion is music and her dream is to secure a recording contract and perform in other countries.
She is excited by her song Warrior, which was written especially for her and allows her to demonstrate her vocal range. The song is about overcoming difficulties by finding an inner strength; she hopes people will find it inspirational. Her own singing heroes are Etta James, Beyonce and Ray Charles.
Amber enjoys voluntary work. She spent three weeks working for a charity in Tanzania in 2013 and plans to return this summer. She also spent time helping young kids in need in Reggio Calabria in Italy.
Amber is a Facebook addict and hopes to get to know the other contestants online before meeting them in person. She’s also a chocoholic and is looking forward to trying Austrian chocolates and drinking a hot chocolate in a Vienna coffee house.
Things you should know about Amber
What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?
Warrior is very sentimental, and easy for anyone to relate to. Warrior is also motivational and positive as it provides courage and determination to overcome obstacles. Also interesting is the contrast between the classical and the modern, the dubstep.
What are the three most impressive facts about you?
I am adventurous, full of energy and impressively ordinary!
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?
I say a little prayer.
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?
The Eurovision Song Contest is a great platform for all performers. It’s an incredible opportunity to perform in front of millions of people across Europe and around the world; and there’s no audience like the audience of the contest. I would love to have my own album and go on tour. Who knows, the Eurovision Song Contest might make that happen.