Rumours are always rife in the international Eurovision scene, and the latest hot piece of goss hits close to home. Notorious grapevine site Wiwibloggs made a blog post this week poking at X Factor Malta’s Season 2 contracts, where reportedly no mention of the Eurovision Song Contest is made… and made the connection to one local seasoned singer, Brooke Borg.
According to Wiwibloggs, Borg is actually trying to beat the system – and future X Factor Malta contestants – in the race to Netherlands 2020, next year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
Wiwibloggs also make the brash claim that Brooke could be working on a track so good, the X Factor powers that be wouldn’t be able to refuse.
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The 26-year-old has been in Sofia since last Friday, 5 July. While the Bulgarian capital is a tourist hotspot this time of year, Brooke is not there for recreational purposes. She’s working with Symphonix – the songwriting team led by Borislav Milanov. They’re responsible for Eurovision hits such as Poli Genova’s “If Love Was A Crime” and Kristian Kostov’s “Beautiful Mess”. They also penned tracks for Malta’s Michela and Azerbaijan’s Chingiz this year. Indeed, Borg collaborated with the team before on her Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2018 entry “Heart Of Gold”. #eurovisionsongcontest #eurovision2020 #eurovision #esc2020 #brookeborg #thesymphonix #symphonix
Brooke is currently attending a songwriting camp in Sofia, Bulgaria, with Symphonix… the team behind Michela’s 2019 Eurovision hit Chameleon
The veteran Eurovision writing team have written entries for the event in the past that were accepted and declined by a number of countries, and this also isn’t the first time Brooke’s teamed up with the trio.
For 2018’s Heart of Gold, Brooke worked the production team’s magic into her MESC entry, placing second only to that year’s Eurovision representative, Christabelle’s Taboo.
The site goes on to explain that there is a possibility that the Malta Eurovision Song Contest could be revived, with local TV execs not being able to decide on how next year’s selection process will be finalised.
Last year, X Factor launched its first season in Malta, introducing a new way to choose Malta’s Eurovision entry: find an artist that can be shaped into a winner. At the very least, this approach relieves pressure on artists who don’t have a song ready at their disposal.
Lovin Malta reached out to Brooke for a comment on the rumours, and we’ve got some news for you.
While she couldn’t exactly give too much away about what she was working on, the 26-year-old singer did clarify the rumours as false and let us know that she is in fact working on her own material.
As far as what that material is going to sound like, all we got to reveal for the time being is that it’s set to be “hot AF”. Consider us sold yet again Brooke!
And as the blog says, her last collaboration with Symphonix delivered the line “that shirt won’t get you laid tonight”, so we’ll just wait and see what they bring to the table next.