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!