Malta: Euro-artists star in a strictly local concert

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This weekend a live concert featuring the best of Maltese music is being held in Valletta. The show includes various performances by former Eurovision representatives and other local artists that tried their luck in the national selection.

Eight Maltese Eurovision representatives will sing a number of Maltese songs in the concert entitled Dejjem Taghna. The concept of the show is presenting the best songs performed in Maltese. The line-up includes Renato (1975), Georgina (1991), Debbie Scerri (1997), Claudette Pace (2000), Ludwig Galea (2004), Olivia Lewis (2007). This year’s Maltese representative, Thea Garrett will also star in the show by performing the Maltese version of her Eurovision entry called Holma.

Another song that will be performed live is the Maltese version of the song Little child that ended in a respectable third place in the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest. The song called Tfajjel ckejken and other popular local songs are set to revive the music performed in Maltese by a strictly local approach. The concert is being held in the Mediterrenean Conference Centre, the traditional venue for many editions of the Maltese national final.

Lawrence Gray, J. Anvil, Pamela and Glen who in recent years competed in past editions of the Maltese selection will also take part in the concert.

Edward Montebello

Joined in 2010. He has a passion towards the Eurovision Song Contest and started following it in 1991. Since 2005 he attended the contest and reported live the events related to Europe's favourite show. He taught history and also worked as a journalist with the biggest private television and radio station in Malta. He currently works in the Communications Office at the Ministry for Family & Social Solidarity in Malta.