Say hello to the only thing you’ll be singing for the next couple of days.
Firstly, we’re sorry for what we’ve done, but believe us when we say we know your pain. This mashup has been bouncing around our office walls non-stop.
But honestly, when you find out Malta’s first ever Eurovision entry was basically Trololo, five years before Trololo’s video even came out, you have to spread the news.
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Back in 1971, Malta sent Joe Grech to represent us during the 16th Eurovision Song Contest with Marija il-Maltija. The song may have placed last, but it will always hold a special place in our heart.
Trololo’s video, originally titled “I am very glad, as I’m finally returning back home” (Я очень рад, ведь я, наконец, возвращаюсь домой) came out in 1976. That’s five whole years to process the musical genius that is Malta’s Eurovision music.