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Glen Vella

Artist Profile

Malta

Glen Vella

Glen Vella started his singing career at the age of 13. In the early years he studied both singing and piano and later on earned a certificate in voice coaching at the Victoria Music and Arts Collage London.

Glen has gained reputation as a singer due to his participation in various television shows, as well as featuring in several Maltese radio and television signature tunes and jingles. He has also performed at large-scale concerts and national events. He has played the main roles in various musicals including Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell and Abbamania.

He was the main vocalist of Symphony for the Valletta 18′, Malta Capital of European Culture 2018. He is one of the founders of the ‘Animae Gospel Choir`, Malta’s leading vocal group.

Glen was nominated for the Best Male Artist several times in the Malta Music Awards and won the awards for “Best Solo Artist”, “Best Male Singer” and “Best Music Video” for the single ‘One Life’. He was also awarded the Best Male Singer during One Tribute Awards in 2011

Glen has participated in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest on several occasions. His first appearance was in 2005 with the song “Appreciate”. He participated three more times, both as a solo artist and as part of the group Q, before he was chosen to represent Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song “One Life”. He finished 11th in the semi-final, missing out on the final by just one point.

Glen Vella

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Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest

Malta debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1971 and was represented by Joe Grech and the song “Marija L-Maltija”, which finished last. Malta competed again in 1972 and 1975 but then withdrew until their return in 1991. During the 1990s Malta only once finished outside of the top 10, and in 1998 they came within just 7 points of victory. It was Chiara who brought the country their 3rd place finish in 1998, and who went on to finish in 2nd at the 2005 contest in Kyiv. The only other artist to finish 2nd for Malta is Ira Losco, who was 12 points away from victory in 2002. They are the longest participating country never to have won the Eurovision Song Contest.

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