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|Eurovision Song Contest 2002 entry|
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"7th Wonder" (occasionally rendered as "Seventh Wonder") was the Maltese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002, performed in English by Ira Losco. The 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.
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