Introducing 2012: Malta!

All the entries for the 2012 contest have been selected and now My Eurovision Diary will introduce them to you!

Entrant: Kurt Calleja

Kurt Calleja together with his band will represent Malta at the next Eurovision Song Contest in Baku. Kurt is twenty-two years old and is from Ħamrun. His favourite genre of music is pop, rock and semi-classical.

Kurt took his first singing audition when he was very young merely to join the school choir because he wanted to be with his friends. Years later he was chosen to sing in the children’s choir during the last visit to Malta of his Holiness Pope John Paul II. It was only in 2005 that Kurt took singing very seriously.

In 2008 Kurt moved to the UK for a year to work as an air steward. During this period in England, Kurt spent most of his free time studying the piano and performing in a number of small venues such as restaurants, bars and clubs.

Back in Malta he started off as a backing vocalist on a television variety show and later as a solo singer on another family show on the national television station. Kurt has taken part in several television programmes.

The year 2010 got Kurt to perform in a duet in the national final of the Malta Song For Europe. Actually, 2010 was quite a successful year for Kurt as he took part and won the international festival called Orfeo In Italia, a festival that is held in Venice.

Entry: This is the Night

The Malteese entry for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest is composed and penned by Johan Jämtberg, Mikael Gunnerås & Kurt Calleja. It is sung in English as most of the Maltese entries, and it was selected through Malta Eurosong 2012 as well as Kurt Calleja.

It is also one of the songs that was revamped, personally, the new version is WAY better (; well done Kurt!

Tomorrow we will introduce the Belarussian entry, note that the entries will be introduced according to the running order!


3 comments on “Introducing 2012: Malta!

  1. Malta is my favorite country in Europe and I would love to support them in ESC every year, in particular because the Maltese love the contest like probably no one else. Unfortunately, 1998 was the last year I supported a Maltese entry (However, I still think that Glen was strong enough live to deserve the final last year.) and this year, Kurt is pretty low on my list too. “This is the Night” can be described in only two words, namely forgettable and irrelevant. It wants to be one of those happy let’s all celebrate together tunes but is simply dull. (Oh, I needed a third word after all.) I am no fan of his voice either. All in all, Malta 2012 is too bland (fourth word …) to be hateful and thus escapes my hateful monstrosities category, but only just … 3/12 and 36th place on my pre-rehearsals list.

  2. Boring and pretty much pointless after 45 seconds. People will remember his little dance number with his feet and nothing else. Good luck.

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