I Do (Fabrizio Faniello song)

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Malta "I Do"
Eurovision Song Contest 2006 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Aldo Spiteri, Fabrizio Faniello
Lyricist(s)
Aldo Spiteri, Fabrizio Faniello
Finals performance
Final result
24th
Final points
1
Appearance chronology
◄ "Angel" (2005)   
"Vertigo" (2007) ►

"I Do" was the Maltese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, performed in English by Fabrizio Faniello.

The song is an up-tempo number, in which Faniello tells his lover that "I love you like a fool", despite the fact that their relationship has ostensibly ended. He tells her that "I won't give you up, I'll never stop" and that he is "Waiting for the day when I hear you say/Our love is here to stay".

The video plays up this angle further, as it features a split-screen story in which Faniello and his former lover going through their day and doing much the same thing at much the same time while coming to the realisation that their relationship should not have ended. They both leave their houses to see each other, only to arrive at each other's now-empty house. Disconsolate, they both sit down and attempt to call each other and receive no answer. Faniello then throws his phone down beside him, only for it to hit his former lover - which results in the split screen breaking and the pair reuniting.

As Malta had finished the 2005 Contest in second place, the song was pre-qualified for the final. Here, it was performed seventh, following Spain's Las Ketchup with "Un Blodymary" and preceding Germany's Texas Lightning with "No No Never". At the close of voting, it had received 1 point (from Albania), placing 24th (last) in a field of 24 and thus requiring Malta to qualify through the semi-final at their next Contest appearance. Reports also surfaced of tensions between members of the Maltese delegation on the flight back to Valletta.

South African boy band Hi-5 recorded an Afrikaans cover of the song, titled "Vergewe My Weer".[1][2]

It was succeeded as Maltese representative at the 2007 Contest by Olivia Lewis with "Vertigo".

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