The Maltese final for Junior Eurovision 2017 has just taken place live from PBS studios. A few moments ago, 9 years old Gianluca Cilia has been named the winner of MJESC 2017, so he will represent the Mediterranean country on November 26 in Tbilisi.
About Gianluca Cilia:
Gianluca Cilia was born on the 12th November 2007 and lives in Naxxar. Gianluca goes to St Frances School Birkirkara. He is very proficient in writing and his aspirations are to become an author and singer.
Gianluca started singing at the age of 6. He takes singing and music theory lessons at Harmonic Ensemble. His first major festival was in 2015, ‘Oltreoceano’ in Palermo where he placed first. A year later he was chosen to represent Malta in an International Singing Festival in Romania, where he placed third with an original song by the name of ‘Mamma Io canto per te’. In the same year Gianluca took part in the first edition of ‘Arpeggio’ – an International Singing Festival, held in Malta and organised by Erseb Productions where he was the Grand Prix winner.
In his free time Gianluca enjoys, reading, playing with his ipad, and is passionate about lego.
These are the 10 finalists that have competed at today’s show, where the winner was selected by 100% public televote:
- Thea Aquilina – This Is A Man’s World
- Jahel Cardona – One Night Only
- Gianluca Cilia – Perdere L’Amore
- Kira Copperstone – The Voice Within
- Riona Degiorgio – True Colours
- Rianne Demicoli – Satellite (3rd place)
- Aidan Jay Drakard – Mad World
- Demi Galea – Breathing Under Water
- Kylie Meilak – I Believe
- Veronica Rotin – And I Am Telling You (2nd place)
As in previous years, PBS will select the singer and song separately as the song the winner of the Maltese national selection will perform will be decided by the broadcaster. The song presentation is expected to take place later this year.
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