Malta: Public Want Kevin Borg for Eurovision 2013Written by Marc Calleja Bayliss
In the past couple of days, there has been a lot of talk on the person that should ultimately follow in the footsteps of Kurt Calleja and his band whose contribution to the Eurovision Song Contest could easily be noted to have been successful especially by virtue of making it to the final stages of the competition where he reached the best result for the country since 2009 with his track This Is The Night written by Johan Jämtberg, Mikael Gunnerås as well as Kurt Calleja himself. There has been interest put forward by the likes of former representative Ira Losco who has stated that there might come a time in the near future that she would consider redoing the whole experience as it would make sense as long as she has the right song at the right moment but what is intriguing is that there is a public outcry to get Kevin Borg to represent the country especially with the event taking place in his adopted country of Sweden.
Kevin Borg is surely remembered to being one of the nations' most foremost performers having started his career on local television, performing on the hit show Kalamita broadcasted on ONE Television but quickly gained a reputation for competing in national competitions by virtue of his participation in the Malta International Television Song Festival with the track Riflessi (Reflections) as well as in the Malta Song for Europe competition in 2006 and 2007 with the songs You're My Dream and Whenever which finished in eight and fourth place respectively. Since going to Sweden, he has gained a lot of credibility, reaching the final stages of the Idol competition and then eventually finishing as the winner, signing a record deal with Sony Music releasing his debut single With Every Bit of Me which topped the charts as well as his debut album The Beginning which peaked at number #3. Since then though, he has been working diligently on new material which he has been showcasing in the form of Unstoppable and Sunrise, both of which would definitely be hits at the Eurovision Song Contest in the way that they have been written. It will be interesting to see whether the Public Broadcasting Services can lure him back to the country and represent the Maltese Islands in the best possible ways.