Malta: Kurt Calleja Winning Support Prior to DepartureWritten by Marc Calleja Bayliss
The preparations for the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest have been ongoing for quite some time and the Maltese Delegation led by Kurt Calleja and Amber have been quite busy preparing their performance for the second semi-final at this years' event with the song This Is The Night. In the past couple of weeks, their has been a number of people who have been naming Malta as their most preferred entry and things are looking much more optimistic than they were last year when Glen Vella took to the stage with One Life composed by Paul Giordimaina and penned by Fleur Balzan.
The Maltese delegation has been quite busy promoting their entry all around Europe noting a tour that has included countries such as Azerbaijan, Turkey, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Italy, and The Netherlands. The song is also written by a pair of Swedes and therefore that might also be an interesting addition. In the meantime, the host country has been quite prolific noting that the OGAE Club there put the song in thirteenth position whilst the Luxembourg region voted for Malta in tenth place. These are all good signs actually because diaspora played an important role. One last ounce of support has also been seen in the general sense of the betting odds as the nations' entry has rise some seven places moving out of the bottom five for the very first time in quite some time. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for more information about the Maltese participation in the Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Source: Betting Odds, OGAE