Gianluca Cilia will represent Malta at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Let’s get to know a bit more about him.
Nine year old Gianluca Cilia was born on 12th November 2007 in Malta. At the age of six, Gianluca began singing and taking part in music lessons at Harmonic Ensemble. In 2015 he took part in his first major competition, “Oltroceano” in Palermo, where he went on to win the festival.
Just one year later, Gianluca represented Malta at an international singing festival in Romania, where he placed third with his song “Mamma lo canto per te”. Later on in that year he took part in “Arpeggio” in Malta, where he placed first.
On 1st July 2017, Gianluca took part in the Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which was used to decide who would represent Malta at the upcoming Junior Eurovision contest. Each participant sang covers of popular songs, and with his rendition of “Perdere l’amore”, Gianluca came out on top.
This November, Gianluca will represent Malta at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. His song “Dawra Tond” is performed in both Maltese and English.
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Malta debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 and has gone on to win the contest twice. In 2013 on their return to the competition in Kyiv, Gaia Cauchi won the competition with “The Start”, she was the first winner of a Eurovision event for Malta. In 2015 Destiny Chukunyere took victory in Sofia, Bulgaria with the song “Not My Soul”. Malta finished last at the 2005 contest in Belgium with the song “Make It Right” performed by Thea & Friends.