Eurovision 2012: Positive Acclaim for Kurt Calleja as the Final Night LoomsWritten by Marc Calleja Bayliss
In just a couple of hours, the final of this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest is set to take place in Baku, Azerbaijan and the preparations for the show are still taking place even as we speak with the final rehearsal in motion for the acts to tune up in the best possible way although many will surely be holding back in order to give a sublime performance during this evening. The audience will of course be selecting their top favourites amounting to half of the final vote with the rest of the result decided last night by panels of jurors in each of the competing nations. Malta is in the final for the very first time since 2009 but suddenly Kurt Calleja and his band are really receiving a lot of attention apart from getting one of the loudest reactions in the hall last night when he spoke to them in Azeri.
The interest in the Eurovision Song Contest for Malta is definitely as high as it has ever been and the excitement and the tension are growing especially when fans speak through the medium of message boards stating that they believe that our country has become a dark horse and will most likely finish within the top ten marking the best result for Malta since 2005 when Chiara and her beautiful ballad Angel had managed to finish in the runner-up position. At this stage though, I would like to tell everyone that we have to believe and achieve so that we can keep uttering the words of Kurt Calleja through the end. We have to remain humble at all times whilst reminding people so that this evening they would vote for entry #21 meaning our very own This Is The Night performed by a remarkable Kurt Calleja and the rest of his stage entourage including Rebecca, Kevin, Amber, Christian and Warren.
In the meantime, we have also been in touch with the Maltese Head of Delegation, Anton Attard, the man who has been keeping in touch with escflashmalta.com for the past couple of days and this is what he had to say in anticipation for this evenings' showcase 'Reaching the final from semi-final 2 is no mean feat and I praise the band and the team for that. We are convinced that the performance tonight will make all of the Maltese proud irrelevant of the final result.' This evening, you can follow the final of the Eurovision Song Contest through the medium of TVM and also TVMHD where the commentary will be done by none other than Ronald Briffa and Elaine Saliba who have been quite witty and funny during the first two semi-finals. The votes will also be given out by newscasters and former Malta Eurovision Song Contest host Keith Demicoli so stay tuned to escflashmalta.com as we cover this years' final.
UPDATE: We have just managed to garner a comment from Kurt Calleja himself who tells us 'Thanks to all for the continuous support. From my end I am committed to keep on giving my best.'