Malta: Sophie Part of Diamond Jubilee CelebrationsWritten by Marc Calleja Bayliss
During the past weekend, the annual Eurovision Song Contest was taking place and we were proud to welcome Sophie as part of our special guest commentary team noting that they brought about the flair of being a performer to the overall reporting. It was one of the things she did before heading to the United Kingdom where she is currently representing our country as part of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations which are taking place this weekend over a long stretch that will continue until Tuesday apparently. Malta, having been a colony of Great Britain and still presently part of the Commonwealth realms have also been included by the Royal Family for a visit noting that the Duke of Gloucester ascended onto our country a couple of weeks back.
Sometimes, it is extremely hard to remember that Sophie is just eighteen years old noting that she has been performed for quite some time representing Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest way back in 2006 with the song Extra Cute whilst trying to go a step further by taking part with Love to Love You within the Malta Eurovision Song Contest in 2011. She is quickly being dubbed by many as the nations' Pop Princess and is doing her best to put Malta on the map at the moment by virtue of performing in two (2) music events. Yesterday she had the opportunity to perform at 'Picnic on the Park' in King's Lynn where she joined a star studded line-up including none other than the world renowned Classical-Crossover star; Katherine Jenkins.
On Monday meaning, tomorrow, she will be joined by a number of professional dancers from the Yada Dance Company as they appear at Reading Carnival alongside BBC Radio 1xtra sensation ‘Seani B’ amongst others who will be joining in the celebrations. It is important to note that this is just the beginning of a nationwide tour for Sophie during the summer she the young Anglo/Maltese artist is hoping to crack the music market as she releases her new single 'Sunny' on the 'Thru the Mill Label' which distribution taking place through Absolute Records which is a Subsidiary Label of Universal Music who have helped launched the likes of Irish Twins Jedward. The single will also be followed by her debut album in late 2012 so stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news about the career of upcoming stars like Sophie and many others.