Monday, April 28, 2008

Oh what a night!!!!!!!!!!

Back on Maltese soil after an amazing weekend in London! The Eurovision Preview party was so much fun and I enjoyed every millisecond of it. I got the opportunity to meet more artists who will be taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest with me this year: Isis Gee from Poland, and also the Bulgarian singer together with her charming HOD. They were both really nice and I am looking forward to catch up with them again once I set foot in Serbia!

It was an incredible experience meeting so many fans and hearing them sing VODKA with me when I was on stage! I really want to drag you all on stage at the big “E” if I win! That’s a promise guys! You made my night even more special! In fact, I was a little bit naughty and sneaked out on the balcony at Scala, to have a little dance. Maybe I shouldn’t have done it at all, but I just could not resist the excitement! They asked if I needed bodyguards but I refused. I’m the VODKA girl after all…. And there was only love, and warmth at Scala.

Hmmm… there were some of you I wanted to catch up with and did not get the opportunity to do for some reason or other, but I truly hope I could make up for it in Serbia!

London was also an incredible shopping and sight-seeing experience! When all the interviews, TV experiences, and radio shows were over, I hit the road with my PR team and we did some serious shopping! After that, we just relaxed in a couple of nice restaurants, and I had the most deadly-though-delicious cake!

Now, back in Malta, I just had a look at my scheduled meetings for this week, and almost got a heart-attack! It gets busier by the minute! I’m also running to and fro to try on my “frock for the night”, and something else which I am not allowed to tell you about right now – but which I am sure most of you will like! Hmmmmmm…. Will love actually! :)

It’s almost midday… I’ve been a little bit lazy today, but it won’t last long! I should be on my way… but first… here’s a little VODKA kiss from me! X

(Photo: Geo Kyp - Esctoday)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Living life, the VODKA way!

Oh! The closer it gets the more hectic things get! :) I'm blogging away waiting for more journalists to arrive. I've had a live radio interview today, and in 5 minutes I've got an interview with one of the major newspapers in Malta! It's going to be one of those tell-it-all things, and I'm wondering what they will ask about! I've been asked how my dress will be.... who will be on stage with me..... if I will come down from the ceiling....whether I will have ice on stage... Is it true that Mr Lordi is coming to Serbia to support me? Yeah, all questions that need an answer I suppose!

Last weekend, I had the time of my life at the Sky club with Josette. She is truly a talented Lady of Pleasure in more ways than one! I'm sure she would be a worthy representive of Malta one day! I managed to get a photo done, and here you can watch us both performing "Sisters, do it for themselves." I wish I was good enough to do a little video clip of our performance, but I'm not good with these high tech gadgets, so I will leave it to your imagination.

Rehearsals are underway! I will tell you more about them soon. I will also be posting a couple of teasers for you to enjoy soon.... Just so you can get a glimpse of what is going on!

As you probably realize from this post I'm a little bit stressed with time today. It won't be a minute before my door bell rings and the journalists show up with their laptops, eager for information! So, I'll have to get going!

Oh - One last thing! I will be starting the GO mobile tour this week. Any of you who would like to meet me and say "Hello" I will be visiting Go Mobile outlets and signing autographs as from today! And so goes the life of your VODKA girl! :)



Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Trading places.....

Back with a bang!

After a balanced mix of TV shows, performances, meetings, and more interviews I finally get some time to dedicate to my blog and to all my lovely VODKA fans out there. So, I decided to surprise you with something you were not expecting. Something, as far as I know, no Eurovision artist has ever done before! I decided to switch roles with a couple of my fans and instead of them interviewing me, I wanted to interview them and check out what makes their pulse tick! I too need to quench my curiosities!
I started off with some of my most fervent fans: Ladies & Gentlemen… I give you the first Morena Interview – And Shouting it Out on the Hot seat this week…. The Fabulous Schlagerboys!

(M) Hello guys! Why are you so passionate about Eurovision in the first place?

(SB) Four words: glitter, glamour, wind-machines and key-changes! Plus the UK music scene is rubbish and Eurovision is the only place to get good pop music these days!

(M) You were one of the very first to support my song, even before I won the Maltese finals! What’s so special about VODKA (the song!), that has made you write so much about it, and about me?

(SB) “Vodka” is fun, has attitude and doesn’t take itself too seriously… and you’ve got fabulous hair! “Caravaggio” was good too but it was all a bit serious and Claudia didn’t smile during her performance. You obviously enjoy jumping around the stage! And we do too!

(M) Which past Maltese entry would you perform on the Eurovision stage had you been given the chance? Would you do it differently?

(SB) “On Again Off Again”. Although we’d be fighting over who would be Julie.

(M) I can understand that will take a couple of hours for you to reach a compromise! How do you imagine my VODKA performance in Serbia ? How would YOU do it!

(SB) Coming down from the ceiling on a wire and running round stage doing lots of Charlie’s Angels poses and high kicks… There’d be plenty of hunky backing dancers lifting you up and doing backflips! That sort of thing…

(M) Sounds good! Your favourite all-time Eurovision entry, and one you can’t stand listening to?

(SB) Two favourites:
“Invincible” (Sweden 2006) for the wind-machine, key-change and fabulous chorus. Not forgetting the strutting round stage and the flag-waving.
“Det Lige Det” ( Denmark 1984) because Dame Kirsten Siggaard is a Eurovision legend and that echoey key-change was a seminal moment in the Schlagerboys’ young lives…

(M) I’ve been told you are fans of the Borg-Vella songs. Any particular reason?

(SB) They always have good tunes and have fabulous key-changes. (Although we’re still waiting for Philip and Gerard to put the key-change into “Vodka”)

(M) Besides being fans of the Maltese Islands , I know you are also fans of anything related to Sweden . Give me 3 things you like best about Malta , and 3 things you like best about Sweden ….



“It Hurts”

It’s all about the music for the Schlagerboys! But Malta has got a fabulous Absolut Vodka Bar at the Intercontinental Hotel in St George’s Bay too.

(M) And now the big question: You have a magic wand and can decide where Eurovision 2009 will be…. Where and why?

(SB) Valletta darling !!! Or Stockholm , obviously!

(M) Some sunshine would be great wouldn't it!!! If you had to be a Eurovision performer for just one day – who would you be, and why?

(SB) Carola, because she’s the queen of Eurovision and we’d have people driving us round in limousines and opening doors for us all day. And we’d have great teeth too.

(M) What would you choose between; A) A high-flying Eurovision related job with the EBU which does not pay so much but gets you to meet all the stars and breathe Eurovision 365 days a year - OR – B) Performing the 2009 entry for the United Kingdom as the Schlagerboys – OR – C) Becoming really close friends with Madonna and Paris Hilton (which would include perks like shopping in Milan together, VIP parties, making use of their mansions, etc).

(SB) Definitely B. There’d be two key-changes, costume changes galore and Dames Nicki French and Cheryl Baker on backing vocals. Obviously we’d win too.

(M) I'm sure you will scoop up every douze available! Now.... Beauty, Fame, or your Sanity? Which would you choose?

(SB) We’d always choose schlager!

(M) How bad are you from 1 to 10?

(SB) So bad we’re very, very good!

(M) Finally! Any message to the readers of my blog?

(SB) Keep the schlager faith! And if you’re Maltese – vote for Sweden ! If you’re Swedish – vote for Malta !

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Gooooooooooooood Morning Europe!

Are you awake and ready, and completely energized to hit the weekend? I AM!!!!

I woke up to those "glorious" sms signals on my mobile indicating that several messages awaited my attention! And voila! So many of you sent me some really nice thoughts about my interview on Esctoday, which was featured yesterday evening! Thank you so much for all the nice comments. I was only being very honest and direct in everything I said. Glad that you have appreciated it so much.

I've put a link to the interview here:

It seems that my proposal to do a duet with the adorable Mister Lordi caused a sensation in the Eurovision world! Well, why not! I think it would be an amazing duet, and I'm sure Mister Lordi would not mind me rocking away with him! So - I'm ready for the challenge! :)

For the first time in many weeks, this will be a soft weekend for me! Therefore, I will dedicate myself completely to spending quality time with all my family and close friends. Do all the things I should have done in the past days, but because of my hectic schedule did not have time to do!

Thanks to all those who are coming to the party in London! Andy, Matthew, Paul, Schlagerboys, Amanda, Leif, Darren, Sue and Jason, Woltek, Jonathan and Roberto..... and all the rest who have emailed or messaged me! Mwaaah! Mwaaah! Mwaaah!

The sun is shining, and I'm ready to enjoy it to the max! I'm even tempted to slip on my bikini and dive into the crystal blue waters of the mediterranean! I could do with a golden tan, and some exercise! :) Maybe you want to join?
Happy weekend to you all!

NA ZDAROVYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Come meet me in LONDON on April 25th!

Calling all Londoners!



As you probably all know by now I will be flying to London on the 25th April, and will perform with some other Eurovision artists at the trendy SCALA in central London!

I'm really looking froward to this event cause I heard there will be some cool things happening there and lots and lots of Eurovision fans will be flying their flags! I'd love to have the time to meet them all! Paddy O'connell, the popular UK commentator will be hosting the show - so I'm going to try and make him do the VODKA dance with me! Sssssssssssh!!!!!

OMG! The big question drills through my mind almost immediately: "What should I wear???" come on guys help me out! What colour do you want me in? Do you want your VODKA girl to look sexy, crazy, or simply wild? You've got to help me out here! :)

AND - to all my fans - I want you to come over and say hello and above all... I want to see you waving the Maltese flag!!!!!!! Ask more of your friends living in London to come over, and let's VODKA TOGETHER !!!!!! I want to hear you ! I want to see you go wild! Yeeeeeehaaaa! Let the party begin!!!!! It's going to be an Absolute Disco! Morena is ready - How about you?

Mmmm... this thing got me pretty excited already, so maybe I should just calm down now, and finish off my herbal tea and get going! Need to catch the ferry soon and go over for a meeting with some ladies. I'll be meeting the Prime minister's wife today, so I am set and ready clad in elegant, morning wear!

Once again, I call every Malteaser in London to come and meet me at Scala! Please pass on the word! AND, I am as thrilled to meet my lovely UK fans who have been showing me constant support throughout this journey! See you soon for an unforgettable VODKA experience!

Your one and only.... VODKA GIRL! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Photo: Inmagine

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Mirror Mirror on the wall......

..............Who is the fairest of them all……………….!!!

In the midst of all the up and coming Eurovision preparations, I was invited by rising Maltese Super Diva – Jo Zette to join her, and Frankie Quatromani, at the SKY club in Paceville on the 18th April! Now tell me – can you say “NO!” to Jo Zette???

As you all know Jo Zette was a semi finalist in the 2nd phase of the past Malta Song for Europe Contest with the song “CATWALK”.
When she rang to ask me to perform with her at SKY, I was rather apprehensive – but she sweet-talked me into it, and once I met her she turned out to be an adorable lady of Pleasure and leisure! However, she insisted I will be introduced as her “warm up act”, and rattled on about her future song projects! It seems, the lady of Pleasure and leisure will be performing her outrageous “CATWALK” song, and if I remember correctly, an additional two songs that sound rather interesting: “My Boobs don’t lie”, and “Big IS Beautiful”.

I can reveal that Jo zette and moi are preparing a nice surprise for those present! Won’t say too much about it, but it all looks like it is going to be big fun on the 18th, so hoping to see you all there!

I’ve heard through the grapevine that Jo Zette is preparing some fabulous dresses, so I really have to worry about what to wear! I don’t think it would be nice if your VODKA Girl is outshined by Jo Zette! I’ve noticed the lady has got a dangerous, competitive streak hidden behind the tons of green eye-shadow, and lip gloss!

Looking forward to the evening!

Hmmm! Now, I better shake my act and continue with my day!
Kiss! Kiss!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

"Hej Sverige! Är ni redo för VODKA?"

Hello everybody!

You might have noticed the heading of my blog today is in Swedish! But that’s not because I’m moving to Stockholm or anything! Today my blog is being linked to one of the most famous Swedish Eurovision sites – Gylleneskor! So, I thought it would only be appropriate to greet the Swedish readers in their language!

This year Malta seems to have a Swedish connection! We will be having a Maltese- Swedish team in Serbia, and incidentally, the new Eurovision version of VODKA was remixed and mastered in one of the best studios in Stockholm by Ronny Lahti. The latter has worked with some of the best international artists which include Roxette and Europe. Aboard the production team was Philip Vella, Sean Vella, and Thomas G:son. (Thanks guys for a fantastic job!).

Allow me also to take the opportunity and officially thank ALL the international Eurovision websites who have been covering our news, and all those journalists who have made contact and requested interviews! I am answering every question you are sending no matter how naughty it is! And to all you fans of mine, which I now prefer to call you “Friends” – thanks for the lovely comments you send me each day!

Well, am I sounding too emotional? Maybe I should stop. This was a blog about Sweden, after all! So have a great day! And we will talk again soooooooooon!


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

ICE BUSTIER for Eurovision performance!!!!

Back in the studios to record a couple of songs in preperation for an exciting show that I will tell you more about very soon!!!!!!!!!!

I managed a "Kit-Kat break" and thought I'd drop a few lines while some technical people are keeping themselves busy with what looks like complicated, heavy wiring of some sort! I grabbed a take-away burger on the way here, just because I was short of time, and the rancid offering is still burning a hole in my stomach! The last time I had a burger I was on holiday and had a very unpleasant experience with a waiter who sported an ego much larger than his IQ! But I won't get into that now! Momma's salads rule! :) (My ones are not too exciting I'm afraid!!!).

After I'm finished with the Studio I'm going to try and make it to Valletta in time to try on something really "Cool"! You want to know what it is???? It's the ICE bustier I will be wearing for the song contest! Yes guys! A bustier made out of pure ice cubes that automatically form once a certain temperature is reached! Everything is based on an ice-blue metal sheet and once you hit a button, the entire process begins as the module contains a special routine for computing ice! It's going to be the first ICE BUSTIER ever to grace the Eurovision stage! We felt it would fit the song like a glove! This lovely creation is a product of pure genius from the creative mind of Swiss based engineer Jens Fredsson Leer......
A Vodka kiss to you all....
A P R I L F O O L!!!!! :) :) :)