On Saturday 4th April 2015, Malta will be selecting three (3) contestants for this year’s edition of Sanremo Junior, an annual singing competition, held in Italy, for talented children between the ages of six (6) and fifteen (15). The event set to take place at the Grandmaster’s Suite at the Hilton Hotel, will be hosted by Elaine Saliba, former hostess of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, and will be aired directly on Television Malta (TVM).
Split up into three (3) different categories, twenty-five (25) artists will be moving into the spotlight, hoping that they get the opportunity to showcase their talents twice, once in Malta and once in Italy. Should they succeed in achieving this feat, they will not only perform at the Ariston Theatre, but also with an orchestra, an unforgettable experience. Below you will find the names of the artists, as well as the cover songs which they will be competing with.
Section A (6 to 9 years)
Leah Cauchi (It’s Oh So Quiet)
Martina Cutajar (Let It go)
Albert Lauren Agius ( E’ la mia vita)
Kacet Azzopardi (Regalero un sogno)
Martina Galea Loffreda (Mi sei scoppiato dentro al cuore)
Section B (10 to 12 years)
Aidan Jay Drakard (Se Brucarse la Citta)
Christina Magrin (Mamma Knows best)
Chanelle Cardona (And I’m Telling You)
Haley Azzopardi (I Who Have Nothing)
Nicole Hammett (Phantom of the Opera)
Nicole Frendo (Turning Tables)
Demo Galea (My Kind of Love)
Thea Aquilina (That’s Life)
Shania Borg (Un Amore Cosi Grande)
Kayley Cuschieri (Upside Down)
Milena Bianco (Adagio)
Section C (13 to 15 years)
Victoria Sciberras (This is a man’s world)
Ramona Mifsud (Rise like a Phoenix)
Martina Micallef (I’m not the only one)
Aidan Cassar (Love me harder)
Isaac Mercieca (Clown)
Kelsey Farrugia (Strange Birds)
Nicole Camilleri (I am changing)
Kimberly Zarb (Il mare calmo della sera)
Michaela Agius (Nella Fantasia)
Nevertheless, the public at home and at the venue will also get the chance to watch and listen to a variety of guest acts such as; Kurt Calleja, who represented Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012 with the song “This Is The Night; Destiny Chukunyere, Kylie Meilak, Sebastian Calleja, Karl Schembri and Laetitia Amodio, winners of their respective categories in Sanremo Junior 2014; Amira Willighagen, winner of Holland’s Got Talent in 2014; Monia Russo, a female singer who accompanied Povia at Sanremo 2009; Alec Carter, a talented pianist; Gwilym Bugeja, a professional magician and choreographies provided by St Michael Foundation and Centre Stage Dance Academy.
Should you wish to attend the event, you may send an email to Antonella Vassallo on [email protected] or David Muscat on [email protected]. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about Malta’s participation in Sanremo Junior 2015, as one hopes that the success of Destiny Chukunyere in 2014 is replicated once more.