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Deo Grech

Deo Grech born on 16 October, 1974. in the small village of il-Kalkara in Malta to parents Grace (nee' Azzopardi) and Charles Grech. He has one sister, Charmaine Grech who is three years younger than him. He is well known in Malta for the various tv and radio shows he produces and hosts, beside he is a good Lyrics Author.

Deo Grech graduated in B.Ed. (Hons) from the University of Malta in 1997. He taught at the Kalkara Primary School between September 1997 and June 1999. Later he joined the Drama Unit of Malta within the Maltese Education Division, under the leadership of the well renowned actor, scriptwriter and director, Mr. John Suda.

Deo Grech completed the three-year extensive course at the Drama Centre of Malta and later gave service to the same Drama Centre as a tutor for Junior and Intermediate classes. He accompanied various children and youth groups in International Drama Festivals and Encounters in Croatia, Belgium and Ireland. He took part in the Malta DramaFest 2004 as the director of 'Metamorfosi' - a physical piece devised by the theatre group Cocoon.

Deo was appointed as part of the Eurosong Advisory Team responsible for Malta's participation at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and the Eurovision Song Contest itself.

Since May 2000, he is the club president of the Maltese branch of the "Organisation Generale des Amateures de l'Eurovision" (O.G.A.E. Malta), which is the official national Eurovision fan club in Malta and the Maltese branch of the OGAE Network He won the award for the Best TV Quiz show at the Malta Television Awards 2006 for "Ħames Mija". He is also a children and youth's theatre director, apart from being an actor and scriptwriter for tv series.

Deo Grech is also a popular name with the Maltese music scene. He writes lyrics for various upcoming and well established local artists. He won several prizes in song festivals and is considered as one of the top local authors.

OGAE Malta

Since May 2000, Deo Grech has been in the lead of the Maltese branch of the Ogae Network, OGAE Malta. The network's aim is to promote the Eurovision Song Contest in the various countries where it is represented, including Malta. It's other important role is to keep the local fans informed of what's going on in the Eurovision scene. Over the years OGAE Malta had also its own weekly TV show Eurovision Fever (produced together with "What's On Media?" on Super One Tv - January - May 2006); Eurovision Fever 2007 (on ONE TV - January - May 2007);Eurovision Fever 2008 (on ONE TV - January 2008 and May 2008); Eurovision Clips (on Super One Tv - Summer 2006) and also its own weekly Radio show Eurovision Radio (aired on Super One Radio - in its 7th year since May 2000). OGAE Malta has a special interest in the past, present and future of Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest. Deo Grech has also attended the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 (Kyiv, Ukraine), 2006 (Athens, Greece), 2007 (Helsinki, Finland) and 2008 (Belgrade, Serbia).

Awards

Malta Song for Europe Entries

  • 2003 "Rain of Fire" (Composer: Charlene Grima; Performers: {Natasha & Charlene)
  • 2004 "A Simple Wish" (Composer: Charlene Grima; Performers: Natasha & Charlene)
  • 2004 "24/7" (Composer: Mark Spiteri Lucas; Performer: Andreana Debattista)
  • 2005 "Love is the reason" (Composers: Jonas 'Salle' and Johan Bejerholm; Performers: Natasha & Charlene)
  • 2006 "Echoes of Gaia" (Co-author: Natasha Grima; Composer: Charlene Grima; Performers: Natasha & Charlene)
  • 2006 "Stronger" (Composer: Charlene Grima; Performer: Christian Arding)

Other Releases

  • 2000 "The Ballad of the Nymphs" (Chiara Siracusa)
  • 2000 "The Winds of Time" (Chiara)
  • 2000 "The Silver Queen" (Ina Robinich)
  • 2000 "Dawn of Humanity" (Ina Robinich)
  • 2000 "Another Goodbye" Eleanor Cassar
  • 2000 "In Love" Glen Vella
  • 2000 "Teżor Mitluf" Maria Mallia
  • 2001 "Show Me the Way" (Vittorio Gauci)
  • 2001 "L-Iljieli Maltin" Joe Demicoli & Jacqueline Pace Delicata
  • 2001 "Maskri fl-Imħabba" Keith Camilleri & Chiara)
  • 2002 "Sejjaħtli, Sejjaħtlek" (Natasha & Charlene)
  • 2002 "Nirien" (Natasha & Charlene)
  • 2002 "Xita fid-Deżert" (Natasha & Charlene)
  • 2003 "Xrara Nar" (Natasha & Charlene)
  • 2003 "Arja Solitarja" (Ina Robinich)
  • 2003 "Torri tas-Silġ" (Glen Vella)
  • 2003 "Għall-Wens tas-Sjesta" Miriam Christine
  • 2003 "Fil-Ġnien tal-Ħolm" Justyne Bezzina
  • 2003 "Żommni Ħdejk" (Natasha & Charlene)
  • 2003 "Talba Għalik" Shirley Galea
  • 2003 "Dreamcatcher" (Lara Azzopardi)
  • 2003 "Wirt Artna" Diane Portelli & Angela Spiteri
  • 2003 "Qribek Għad Inkun" (Maria Mallia)
  • 2004 "Ċelebrazzjoni" (Natasha & Charlene)
  • 2004 "Żommni Ħdejk" (Natasha & Charlene)
  • 2005 "Kanta Poeżija" (Daniela)
  • 2005 "Tonight" Clifford Galea
  • 2005 "Għannaqni" (Glen Vella)
  • 2005 "Notturn" Audrey Marie Bartolo
  • 2005 "Sing For You" Anabel Spiteri
  • 2005 "Bikja Oħra/179" Young Talent Team - CHOGM 2005, Malta
  • 2006 "Merħba Ewropa" (Daniela)
  • 2006 "Isir Passat" (Adrianne Mifsud)
  • 2006 "Kliem ta' Kuraġġ" Kylie Coleiro
  • 2006 "Fejn hu il-logħob tat-tfal?" Klinsmann Coleiro
  • 2006 "Xtaqt Ngħidlek" (Glen Vella)
  • 2006 "Għanjet l-Imġarrba" Graziana Axisa
  • 2006 "Lil Qalb ta' Qalbi" (Daniela)
  • 2007 "Sin" (Clifford)
  • 2007 "Dust it off" (Dominic Cini)
  • 2007 "Kronaka" (Audrey Marie Bartolo)
  • 2007 "Minn taħt l-ilsien" (Ina Robinich)
  • 2007 "Wild Flower" Claudia Faniello

TV Productions

  • 1996/7 "Għidli xi jmiss" - presenter
  • 1997/8 "Revzone" - co-producer/presenter
  • 1997/8 "Revzone Mix" - co-producer/presenter
  • 1997/8 "Revzone on the road" - co-producer/presenter
  • 1997/8 "Eduka" - producer/presenter
  • 1998 "Corazon" - co-producer/presenter
  • 1998 "Insights" - co-producer/presenter
  • 2001/2 "Ċirasa" - presenter
  • 2001 - Regular guest on Claudette's Pace TV show "Sellili" on Max Plus during the Eurovision Week
  • 2002 - Regular guest on "Pop In" (TVM), a weekly tv series promoting new singers, as well as briefing viewers with the latest Eurovision Song Contest updates
  • 2002 – Regular guest on "C’est La Vie" (Friday’s edition on Max Plus) on a weekly slot on the Eurovision Song Contest
  • 2005 "Ħames Mija" - (Winner of the Award as Best Quiz Show in The Malta Television Awards 2006)
  • 2006 "Eurovision Fever" - producer/presenter
  • 2006 "Eurovision Clips" - producer
  • 2006 "The Malta International TV Song Festival 2006"
  • 2007 "Eurovision Fever - the second series" - producer/presenter
  • 2007 "The Malta International TV Song Festival 2007"
  • 2008 "Celebrity Sundays" - includes "The Malta Hit Song Contest" and the third edition of "Eurovision Fever"

Teleserials

Song Festivals Host

2006 Together with Celaine Buhagiar, Deo Grech co-hosted the Malta International TV Song Festival 2006. The show was aired on One TV and included 9 semi-finals with 6 songs in each final. The semi-finals were aired every Sunday afternoon, 17:45 - 19:30 CET, starting 1st October 2006. The finals were held on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th December 2006 from 20:30 till midnight CET. All shows were aired live on ONE TV - one of the leading private TV stations in Malta.

14 finalists took part in the finals of the Malta International TV Song Festival 2006 held at Corinthia Palace (Balzan, Malta). 13 foreign singers took part in this Song Festival. Celaine Buhagiar co-hosted with Deo Grech.

The Malta International TV Song Festival 2006 celebrated the 25th Anniversary since the start of the Malta International Song Festival. Mr Norman Hamilton (chairman) and Mr Robert Cefai (secretary to the board) were also board members in the first organising board, 25 years ago.

In 2007, he hosted, for the second year running, the second edition of The Malta International TV Song Festival. Actress Alexandra Vella co-hosted the festival. The second edition was organised by Mr Norman Hamilton (chairman) and Mr Robert Cefai (secretary of the board).

He is currently producing and presenting the first edition of The Malta Hit Song Contest together with Ray Falzon.

TV Awards

"Ħames Mija" (Oct-Dec 2005) won the Best Game Show/TV Quiz Category in The Malta Television Awards 2006. It was nominated alongside "Kontra l-Ħin" (Net TV) and "L-Erbgħa fost il-Ġimgħa" (Educ22).

Radio Productions

  • 2000 - to date "Eurovision Radio"
  • 2001/2 "Keltika"
  • December 2004 "Christmas Celebrations around the world"
  • January 20004 "New Year Celebrations around the world"
  • December 2005 "Christmas & New Year Celebrations around the world"
  • November 2006 "Daily Updates: Malta International TV Song Festival 2006" (produced and hosted with Robert Cefai)
  • December 2006 - to date "K għal Kottonera Kids" (produced and hosted with Alexandra Vella)
  • August 2007 "Mill-Eurovision"
  • November 2007 "Lejn il-Festival: Malta International TV Song Festival 2007" (produced and hosted with Robert Cefai)


See also

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