7th Wonder

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For the progressive metal band from Sweden, see Seventh Wonder.

"7th Eurovision Song Contest 2002 entryCountry

Malta

Artist(s)

Ira Losco

Language

English

Composer(s)

Philip Vella

Lyricist(s)

Gerard James Borg

Finals performanceFinal result

2nd

Final points

164

Appearance chronology◄ "Another Summer Night" (2001) "To Dream Again" (2003) ►

Malta "7th Wonder"
Eurovision Song Contest 2002 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Final result
2nd
Final points
164
Appearance chronology
◄ "Another Summer Night" (2001)   
"To Dream Again" (2003) ►

"7th Wonder" (occasionally rendered as "Seventh Wonder") was the Maltese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002, performed in English by Ira Losco. In the 2016 Eurovision she presented Malta with the song Walk On WaterThe song is composed by Philip Vella and written by Gerard James Borg.

The song is a dramatic ballad, with Losco singing about how she feels about "the man" - her lover. She begins by singing that she is waiting for him to put her "under his spell", and that she is very happy when he arrives at "Seven o' five". As she enjoys his company, she wonders what the basis of their love is, and whether he is in fact real in the first place. The title comes from her description of him as having "the makings of my seventh wonder".

The song was performed twentieth on the night, following Turkey's Buket Bengisu and Group Sapphire with "Leylaklar soldu kalbinde" and preceding Romania's Monica Anghel and Marcel Pavel with "Tell Me Why". At the close of voting, it had received 164 points, placing 2nd in a field of 24. The result was Malta's best Eurovision finish at the time, although Chiara would equal it at the 2005 Contest. The score was also Malta's second-highest (Chiara having scored 165 in 1998) at the time, although it has subsequently become the country's third-highest score.

To the joy of home audience, Malta had asked five highly popular Estonian singers to join Ira Losco on stage in Tallinn and provide backing vocals for her. They were Kaire Vilgats, Liisi Koikson, Dagmar Oja, Airi Allvee and Jelena Juzvik.

It was succeeded as Maltese representative at the 2003 Contest by Lynn with "To Dream Again".

An unrelated band with the same name 7th Wonder released three albums between 1978 - 1980

  • Words Don't Say Enough 1978
  • Climbing Higher 1979
  • Thunder 1980