From a heart-warming interaction with Maltese superfan Priscilla to telling the crowd on the Catholic Institution’s roof that “Jesus is watching them”, Robbie celebrated Malta as Robbie knows how but a truly emotional moment for the island came when he was gifted the Maltese national team kit and lifted it up in the air as he sang ‘Angels’.
In a video sent to Malta Daily, local fan Mandy Galea shared some up close and personal footage of her throwing the shirt to Robbie before telling him “Open it Rob!”
A typically Maltese moment and heart-warming one at that, yesterday’s concert was definitely one to remember.
Following a major dream encounter between Robbie Williams superfan Priscilla and the British showman extraordinaire, the Maltese fan took to social media to share her post-show feelings.
Tens of thousands of local Robbie fans took to the Floriana Granaries on Friday to enjoy a show of the best-selling artist’s greatest hits but what truly show was the pop icon’s interaction with local fan Priscilla Dimech.
Williams broke the sea of fans to engage in a lighthearted conversation with Priscilla, where they talked about her pet cat and tattoo, which the British star attempted to read in Maltese.
After making a promise to Priscilla that all of Malta will know about her, Williams serenaded her with one of his all-time favourites ‘She’s The One’ to a jubilant crowd.
Following the concert, Dimech took to to social media to state that she had been waiting for that moment for 27 years, also taking to popular Facebook group ‘Are You Being Served’ to thank the Maltese crowds for being happy for her ‘even though they don’t know her’. “This morning I prayed to the Lord that he comes near me. Every fan’s dream right? And he heard me BIG TIME”, she concluded.
When we think of iconic music video locations, Malta might not be the first place that comes to mind. However, this charming Mediterranean island has played host to several mesmerising music videos, offering its stunning landscapes and rich history as the perfect backdrop for artists to weave their visual tales. Join us as we uncover the unexpected connection between Malta and these captivating music videos that might have slipped under your radar.
ATB – “9 PM”
The iconic track “9 PM (Till I Come)” by ATB gets an unexpected twist with its music video filmed on our sister island. As the song’s infectious melody fills the air, the video transports us to Gozo’s stunning landscapes, featuring one of our country’s very own OG buses. The synergy between the music’s energy and the island’s natural beauty creates an unforgettable audio-visual experience.
3OH!3 – “STARSTRUKK” (feat. Katy Perry)
In an unexpected twist, Malta becomes the backdrop for the energetic music video “STARSTRUKK” by 3OH!3 featuring Katy Perry. Our capital city’s captivating coastline makes a short cameo in the infectious track’s video. The video showcases Malta’s versatile ability to cater to different genres and moods.
Mauro Picotto presents SONIQUE – “Melody” (Komodino Video Mix)
Malta’s versatility shines through in the music video for “Melody” by Mauro Picotto presents SONIQUE. This electronic dance track pulses through the island’s gorgeous streets, juxtaposing modern beats against the backdrop of our clear blue waters and incredible landscapes. The energy of the song is amplified by Malta’s electrifying ambiance, making this unexpected pairing a visual delight.
Genesis – “Congo”
Against the backdrop of Malta’s very own film studios, the video exudes an air of mystique and intrigue, perfectly complementing the song’s rhythmic and enigmatic vibe. The video’s quality and band’s repertoire just goes to show that the island offers something for everyone.
Matteo Bocelli, Sebastián Yatra – “Tu Luz Quedó”
Setting the tone for romance, “Tu Luz Quedó” by Matteo Bocelli and Sebastián Yatra chose Malta as its canvas. The video takes us on a journey through Malta’s breathtaking coastlines and ancient streets, as the artists’ heartfelt vocals serenade us. The interplay between love and the island’s natural beauty creates an enchanting atmosphere that perfectly complements the song’s emotion.
Emma Muscat – “Sangria” (feat. Astol)
Bringing a contemporary touch to the Maltese music scene, Emma Muscat’s “Sangria” featuring Astol treats us to a modern visual spectacle. The video navigates through Malta’s streets, capturing the essence of a pure Maltese summer. As the song’s beats drive the narrative, the video offers a glimpse into Malta’s youthful spirit and lively atmosphere.
Malta’s allure as a backdrop for music videos goes beyond its charming tourist appeal. From romantic serenades to pulsating dance tracks, the island’s diverse landscapes and historical sites have seamlessly integrated into the visual storytelling of these music videos. So, the next time you watch a music video, keep an eye out for the unexpected allure of Malta that adds an extra layer of magic to the music.