Olivia Lewis

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Olivia Lewis
ESC 2007 Malta - Olivia Lewis - Vertigo.jpg
Background information
Born (1978-10-18) 18 October 1978 (age 36)
Origin Qormi, Malta
Years active 1997–present

Olivia Lewis (born 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.

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.

Malta Song For Europe[edit]

Year Placing Song Additional Information
1997 7th "Falling (for your love)" singing with Marvic Lewis
1998 15th "You're the one"
1999 7th "Autumn of my love"
2000 5th "Only for you"
9th "I wanna love you"
2001 7th "Love will see me through"
10th "Hold me now"
2002 11th "Give me wings"
2003 6th "Starting over" featuring IQ's Verse-One
2004 2nd "Take a look" written by Paul Giordimaina and Fleur Balzan
2005 2nd "Deja Vu" written by Philip Vella and Gerard James Borg
2006 2nd "Spare a moment" written by Ray Agius and Godwin Sant
2007 1st "Vertigo" written by Philip Vella and Gerard James Borg

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Fabrizio Faniello
with "I Do"
Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
with "Vodka"