Eurovision Song Contest 2006: Latest News | Fabrizio Faniello - Bio | I Do - Lyrics ~ Audio ~ Video

Fabrizio Faniello is not new to the Eurovision scene, this is the second time he represents his country, Malta, in the Eurovision Song Contest. “The second time feels even better…” was Fabrizio's very enthusiastic comment shortly after he won this year's competition. He is determined to give his all, to make Malta proud.Fabrizio Faniello (Photo by Christian Sauter)

His real breakthrough in the Eurovision scene was in 2001. That year he won the Malta Song for Europe festival with the song Another Summer Night , written by Paul Abela and Georgina. Winning this festival meant that Fabrizio represented Malta for the first time in the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Millions of Eurovision fans watched this event. After this first, fantastic, performance on the Eurovision stage, Fabrizio gained a huge fan-following worldwide. Another Summer Night was added to a large number of radio-stations playlists all over Europe. On his return home thousands of fans gathered to give him the warmest welcome ever! This turned out to be a very good year for Fabrizio, he was guest in practically every Maltese TV and radio programme, and the local press gave him great reviews.

The Eurovision experience was a launch-pad for Fabrizio's international success. On the 25th of May 2001, Fabrizio, backed by the best artists in the local music scene, launched his debut-album, While I´m Dreamin , with his first large scale concert in Malta at the Luxol Stadium. This concert was a great success. On the 15 th of June it was broadcast on TV and that week the album reached the No. 1 position in the Maltese Album charts. It is, to date, the best selling album of a Maltese artist, ever.

In Denmark, While I´m Dreamin , was in the Top 100 Album charts for four weeks and the single was in the Top 20 playlist for 5 weeks. In Germany the single was in the top 100 playlist for 7 weeks. The release of this Album helped Fabrizio gain a large number of performances on various European TV-Stations, as well as extensive travelling throughout Europe for promotion & live shows. In 2002, following the album's success, the Single Show Me Now was released with a big budget video for MTV and VIVA. The track was an immediate hit in Malta.

Fabrizio was fast gaining international recognition. His increasing success led to performances in prestigious festivals, namely the “Halberg-Festival” in Saarbrücken, Germany, in front of 65.000 people, “GOLDEN STAG Festival” in Brasov/Romania and the “MusicMania Festival” in Malta. In December 2002, he was also invited to perform at the EU Summit in Copenhagen.

When We Danced , Fabrizio's second album, was released in Malta late in 2003. It immediately reached the No. 1 position in the Maltese Top 30 Charts! The first teaser single of this Album was the pop-dance-latin-song of the same name, When We Danced , written by the top American writers Anthony Little & Rick Kelly who wrote for N'Sync, Backstreet Boys. The launch of this album in Malta was combined with the release of the Single-hit I'm In Love (The Whistle Hit) and was held, at a sold-out concert at the prestigious Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. The entire show was broadcast on local TV three times!

This album marked Fabrizio's real international success - the single, I'm I n Love The Whistle Hit) and his album were released in more than 30 countries, namely; Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Hungary, Israel, South Africa, Indonesia, The Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Singapore, Japan & - of course - Malta. The song became a big hit on radio & TV and went into the sales charts in Sweden at #7 (and was in the Top 20 for 15 weeks) followed by # 11 in Finland, Top 50 in Belgium and Germany.

Last year was the Eurovision Song Contest's 50 th anniversary, and Fabrizio was invited to be part of the show Congratulations , held on the 22 nd October 2005 in Copenhagen, Denmark, to mark the 50 th jubilee of the Eurovision Song Contest. During the show he performed his song Another Summer Night in a medley with other Eurovision participants.
Recently, Fabrizio released his third album Believe , which went straight to the number one position in the Maltese Album charts. The first single release from this album - Love on the Radio - with lyrics by Mary Susan Applegate, who also wrote The Power of Love - is already listed on the radio charts in some countries.

Now, Fabrizio is once again geared up to give his utmost for Malta. Since winning the Malta Song for Europe Festival he is focusing all his energies to give his all for Malta. The song I Do will be released in various countries before the Eurovision Song Contest, and will be accompanied by a top quality video & major promotional activities. The media and Eurovision fans are all very enthusiastic about Fabrizio and are predicting very good results for him and Malta. His song is
Hamilton Travelvery upbeat and catchy, and although very young, he has the experience and, of course, good looks, which will give him the confidence to shine on the Eurovision stage.

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