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Lonely-heart Maltese techie vs Bonnie Tyler for Eurovision crown

32 years since that Bucks Fizz feelin'

By Gavin Clarke

Posted in Media, 17th May 2013 15:19 GMT

Eurovision 2013 A hopelessly sweet song about a ruthlessly organised techie who gets the girl will fight with the ballad from rock vixen Bonnie Tyler and 24 other acts to lift the Eurovision Song Contest crown Saturday night.

Gianluca Bezzina will represent not just his home land of Malta but carry the misty eyed wishes of girl-shy geeks Europe wide with his 2013 entry, Tomorrow.

Bezzina, 24-year-old doctor and part-time singer, goes up against Believe in Me – team-GB’s Eurovision entry from veteran, big-haired Taff rocker Tyler, who's blown the lid off with desk drumming, air-guitar staples as Total Eclipse of the Heart and Holding Out for a Hero.

Looking like a soft-focus Baby Spice for Eurovision 2013, Tyler serves a balladsy, soft-rock mature reflection on companionship and commitment.

It's 16 years since Britain's last Eurovision win with Katrina and the Waves in 1997 and 16 years before that that Cheryl Baker and Jay Ashton opened El Tell's eyes by having their skirts whipped off on stage at The Hague. Statistically speaking, this should be our year.

Bezzina battles the odds with a Noah-And-The-Whale-like ballad to the misunderstood tech-toiling geek masses. Bezzina's Tomorrow opens: “His name is Jeremy, he works in IT. Never questions why he has been an extra careful guy - sensitive and shy. Risk assessment is his investment in a life of no surprise, until she walked into his life.”

Jeremy meets, loses, keeps missing and finally bumps into the girl. It’s like 2001's Serendipity, but shorter. In the video, Jeremy – like Bezzina and Co - looks more like an H&M-wearing Silicon Roundabout hipster type than any actual sysadmins or programmers we know, but you get the point and we can dream. It’s very sweet and we’re all misunderstood-but-well-dressed Clark-Kent types.

Bezzina faces a formidable array beyond Tyler, below.

Among those battling to avoid nil points are: