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Tuesday, 03 December 2013 10:31

Malta: Gaia Cauchi Set to Receive Highest Honour

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Gaia Cauchi from Malta, winner of this years’ edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with The Start co-written alongside Matthew Mercieca, Elton Zarb and Gillian Attard is set to be conferred the highest honour of the nation in an upcoming ceremony taking place on the 13th December. The Ġieħ ir-Repubblika  is only given to the most distinct persons in the country, and one other artist who has also been awarded with such an honour was Ira Losco, following her near success at the senior event of the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2002.

Malta's first success at any events organised by the European Broadcasting Union came at the hands of Gaia and this was witnessed by an astonishing homecoming at the Malta International Airport. The victory was somewhat unexpected but following such a performance, many had noted The Start on behalf of Malta to be a favourite. Anton Attard, Chief Executive Officer of the Public Broadcasting Services, has confirmed that discussions with the European Broadcasting Union have begun in order to host the upcoming edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Gaia Cauchi is set to become the youngest recipient of the Ġieħ ir-Repubblika Award but she will not be the only one with Elton Zarb, Matthew Mercieca and Gillian Attard also being nominated for the prestigious accolade. Stay tuned to for all of the latest news.

Source: Times of Malta

Last modified on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:46