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Gerard James Borg Malta 2008 - © Gerard James Borg
© Gerard James Borg

I don't do boys

Gerard James Borg aced it in Iceland

Gerard James Borg, the five time winner of the Maltese national final as a lyric writer aced it in Iceland with the new hit single I don't do boys performed by Electra.

He penned this song with Smar and Magnusson. Borg says that this song is the talk of town and storming the charts in Iceland. The creative concept has received successful critical acclaim and appreciation despite the controversial video clip released few days ago. The video has already charted at number 8.

This project in Iceland is not Gerard’s first collaboration in the country as in 2008 the Maltese writer was involved in the Manicure Project as a concept designer together with Icelandic composer Hallgrimur Oskarsson. The song I wanna manicure performed by the Hara Sisters did not manage to qualify from the heat, facing direct competition from the Euroband who eventually won the selection and representend the country in Belgrade.

Borg also wrote the lyrics for the song White nights composed by Philip Kirkorov. Russian pop star Dima Bilan was reported to compete with this song in the Russian final as he was planning to make a return in the Eurovision Song Contest following his victory in 2008.

Gerard James Borg is considered to be as one of the successful writers in Malta with the majority of his musical projects in Malta are linked to his working partner Philip Vella. His latest Eurovision competing entry was Vodka performed by Morena two years ago.

Elektra – I don’t do boys


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Frode S johansson [44252]
Fri 19 Mar 2010 15:05:15

If you had to ask me, I think this song could be a BIG hit, and the girls are really daring. !!!!!!!!!


Jack Hunt [37243]
Fri 19 Mar 2010 10:14:05

Such a blatant, poorly-written attempt to cash in on the 'controversy' of Katy Perry's first hit... Cheap and tacky rubbish!


Vlad Keminsyki [40506]
Thu 18 Mar 2010 12:20:13

Very great song! He also write song for Dima Bilan with Kirkorov! I want to buy song I don't do boys.
Go Ukraine!


|MY DREAM| |MALTA| [38935]
Thu 18 Mar 2010 10:33:40

Well IMO this is not so important news that interests our MALTA. Since this year's EUROSONG winner is THEA GARRETT I expect news about her not about Mr.Borg. Didn't we hear much about him in the last 3 years or so!!

So, EUROVISION FANS check out escmalta.com for some interesting and latest news about our representative for 2010. This is the lastest news;
http://escmalta.com/(...)id=1642&Itemid=1
The three backing vocalists to sing with Thea on stage had just been chosen!!


euro vision [30854]
Thu 18 Mar 2010 09:23:30

Iceland? Even Malta has a larger population




Alyson Wunderland [61651]
Wed 17 Mar 2010 18:00:52

Sometimes I wish Esctoday was more like Facebook, that you could hide certain people with the click of a button. It's nice to discuss Eurovision, but some of the prejudice here is just way too much sometimes.


Laila ♥ RUSSIA 2010 ♪ ♫ [58775]
Wed 17 Mar 2010 17:45:11

Terrible song and video, cheap and awful lyrics and again more of this lesbian trend - laaaaaame.


Karen Lendstern [36893]
Wed 17 Mar 2010 17:07:30

woooow! sexy video and sexy writer. Are these the same girls who competed for Iceland last year?


Maltese MILKshake [61003]
Wed 17 Mar 2010 15:21:10

hahaha! hot-sexy-orgy


Symon D [56079]
Wed 17 Mar 2010 14:39:25

Sorry, I know it's off-topic, but does somebody know what's going on in Ukraine? Are they going to organize another national final, because they don't want Vasyl?


The Former TIMSRITNS ;) [52207]
Wed 17 Mar 2010 13:35:41

Silly song indeed! Stupid lyrics! And thankfully not made for ESC, it would have been a shamebless.


Esctoday please never block me [59854]
Wed 17 Mar 2010 13:32:42

i dont do boys, hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


Francisco Mateo Artero Demetrio [45967]
Wed 17 Mar 2010 12:23:08

WHEN WE HAVE THE OTHER VERSION ,I DONT DO GIRLS ,WITH NICE BOYS KISSING EACHOTHER?????????


Eurovision 5 - Coral 0 [13477]
Wed 17 Mar 2010 12:13:40

I would like to know what kind of relation there's between Mr. Borg and the writer of this article, whose surname sounds kinda Maltese...


aj international* [10810]
Wed 17 Mar 2010 11:46:04

The Prime Minister is a lesbian Alyson :)

Oh, I do love the Borg.


NONSENSE!!!!!!!!!!!


Telex Fan Club [32895]
Wed 17 Mar 2010 11:10:17

WTF??????????????????????????? ????


Luis Eurovision Party Crasher :( [58773]
Wed 17 Mar 2010 09:22:53

Haha "kissable ass" o.0


Daniel C Bagpuss VI [60086]
Wed 17 Mar 2010 09:19:28

Awful trash, thankfully it isn't a Eurovision song.


Good song it is :) That lyricist gave nice lyrics to esc.
But , i also wonder like alyson what is aced it ? maybe "made it" to iceland ?? :D :D


Achim Rees [38405]
Wed 17 Mar 2010 08:11:46

AWESOME! Love it!


Dennis K [19266]
Wed 17 Mar 2010 07:13:03

omg...what a silly song


Christophe Lemonnier [44718]
Wed 17 Mar 2010 05:48:57

What a sad sad song... the lyrics are pathetic.... this guy is desperate....


Alyson Wunderland [61651]
Wed 17 Mar 2010 05:30:18

Is there a big market for lesbian music in Iceland? Not that I've got anything against it, but when the population up there is around 300.000 and generally the lesbian population is 1-2% (probably a little higher if you consider closet lesbians). So if ALL lesbians in Iceland buy this song they might sell between 3000 and 6000 copies. But maybe that is considered a big seller in Iceland? I really have no idea, it just seems like a very small market. The song is nice, but a little too "in your face" for me.

And what does "aced it" mean? I've never heard this expression. Where is it used?


Eurovision 5 - Coral 0 [13477]
Wed 17 Mar 2010 02:33:35

If I were him, I wouldn't be so proud of composing such a crappy song..


Little Imp [37093]
Wed 17 Mar 2010 01:39:53

Icelandic version of 'I kissed a kirl'? That's very hot for this little cold island in the north!


Flosi �feigsson [12202]
Wed 17 Mar 2010 01:37:49

only in Iceland would this happen ;) loove it


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