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ESC Reporter | January 21, 2018

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Malta 2014 | ESC Reporter



  • Firelight was formed in 2013 by the passion of lead singer Richard Edward Micallef for folk music. Also joining the group was Michelle Mifsud, Tony Polidano, Matthew Ellul, and Leslie Decesare.

    Richard himself is not new to music, having competed in the 2005 edition of UK’s “X Factor,” making it to the final 80. He has also performed alongside many other X Factor artist and joined UK with the rock band “Cast Away.”

  • Firelight entered the “Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2014” with the song “Coming Home,” written by lead singer Richard Micallef. After initially making a shortlist of over 70, Firelight was announced as a semi-finalist.

    Firelight managed to qualify for the final and performed again the next night. After receiving the top points from the jury, Firelight received only the fourth-highest televote. Despite the disagreement, Firelight was announced as the winner and the Maltese entrant for Eurovision 2014.


    Freedom of life, I will express my soul

    Look me in the eye and electrify my bones

    I ain’t gonna leave until you know my name

    Stepping out of the shell, now don’t you step in my way

    Build another wall and watch it crumble by your side


    I’m coming home


    I’m not holding back no I ain’t wasting time

    If you want me near then you must come for the ride

    If your sky will fall, I’ll shelter you from the rain

    There’s not a cloud in the sky that can come in the way

    Roaming through fields, I’m trying to find this new land

    It’s only Because I’m here , I’m finding gold in my hands


    I’m coming home

    I’m coming home

    Trying to build up the words to say what you mean to me

    Gonna open your eyes and let you know what I mean


    Ohh aaahhh

    Ohh aaahhh


    Gonna take on this journey feel the light getting warm

    Find the strength I’ve been searching keep the beat going strong

    Keep the gloves on for fighting don’t you knock on my door

    Yeah the spirits alive I’m on the road coming home.


    I’m coming home

    I’m coming home

    I’m coming home

    I’m coming home

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