10 February 2012

Eurovision 2012: Kurt Calleja: This is the Night

It was Kurt Calleja's night in Malta once he was voted through to represent the island nation at Eurovision 2012 with the song This is the Night.

Following a National Final that seemed to go on longer than the official Eurovision Final, Kurt reigned supreme for the third time of asking. Having finished 19th in 2010 and third in 2011, this was a dream come true for the young Maltese singer.

This is the Night is a 360 degree turnaround of a song that Malta normally sends. Big ballads are the island's staple offerings, albeit Glen Vella tried something different last year.

Kurt's song is another upbeat dance number, with a catchy chorus and several "eh, eh, ehs" that will have you singing along. It's a fairly strong track that with bigger production values at its presentation during the first half of the second semi-final on May 24 should see it qualify for the Final.