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Monday, 02 September 2013 20:17

Malta: Franklin Calleja Covers 'Quedate Conmigo'

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Franklin Calleja, one of the youngest and most promising male vocalists in Malta is striving to achieve success and in doing so, working extremely hard. Nine years ago, he discovered his talent in the art of music and therefore, followed intuition and starting honing his skills. The singer achieved prominence through the talent show Don't Stop Me Now hosted by Eileen Montesin, former Eurovision Song Contest commentator for Malta. He impressed the panel of judges and the audience with quite a couple of songs, especially Hallelujah.

Musically, he is inspired by the likes of Whitney Houston, Leona Lewis and Mariah Carey and in his free time enjoys fashion photography and modelling. The fact that he goes beyond borders is exceptional and has helped him be the best version of himself possible whilst still being unique. Another way in which Franklin has expressed his talent is through the art of acting, noting a role within the television series Deja Vu which aired on NET Television. The title track used in every episode was the runner-up entry at the 2005 Malta Song for Europe.

After winning the talent show Don't Stop Me Now, Franklin entered the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with the track Let Your Heart Talk composed by Ray Agius to the lyrics of Alfred C Sant where despite not making it through to the finals, was recognised by the general public and the local/foreign press present at the event. The experience also confirmed his talent with Angie Laus of Ħadd Għalik, another television programme which airs on Television Malta inviting him to become a resident artist. 

With Copenhagen selected as the host city of the Eurovision Song Contest, many denote that 2014 is not too far away, with most artists preparing their entries for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. Franklin is yet to announce his intentions however with a cover version of Quedate Conmingo, originally by Pastora Soler just published below, it is easy to denote that there is a certain affinity with the competition. With such vocals, it comes as no surprise that several songwriters are looking to work with the upcoming male vocalist for the upcoming edition. Stay tuned to for all of the latest news. 

Source: Franklin Calleja (Facebook)

Last modified on Monday, 02 September 2013 20:23