Eurovision 2012: Will Ylenia Vella be the Maltese Spokesperson?Written by Marc Calleja Bayliss
In recent days, the saga of the backing vocalist has continued because following the axing of the young Ylenia Vella, it was announced by the Public Broadcasting Services last night that the more experienced Amber will be taking up her place behind Kurt Calleja during his performance of This Is The Night in the second semi-final of the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest where Malta has been drawn in fourth position. According to our sources, the role that the second runner-up of the Maltese national final will be enjoying is larger than that of Ylenia because of a different sound to her voice therefore, surprises seem to be in store for the final presentation of the Maltese entry in Baku. Nevertheless, there has been talk that Ylenia Vella will be asked to be the Maltese spokesperson and read out the points during the final.
The Public Broadcasting Services did not handle the issue in the best possible way without even commenting to the media with regards to the disappearance of the young artist with the bright future. In fact, whilst conducting an exclusive interview with Kurt Calleja on behalf of escflashmalta, the artist manager that is Peter Carbonaro on behalf of the broadcaster removed a particular segment of a question which referred to Ylenia Vella stating 'I removed the part of Ylenia'. It seems that they have yet to state a proper reason to the public why did they did this and we did try to get it but nevertheless, our attempts failed. Ylenia herself spoke out saying that they wanted a better singer according to the Chief Executive Officer and Head of Delegation, Anton Attard. In the meantime, one way in which they would make it up to her is by letting her read out the points during the final which will still get her quite the attention although not the same way in the long run. Stay tune for more news on www.escflashmalta.com as we follow the final preparations for Baku, Azerbaijan.