Franklin Calleja born on 22 November, 1992 at il-Fgura. He’s a Singer.
Ever since he could babble his way through a sentence, Franklin Calleja felt that something great awaited him, and his voice would prove under the guad line of his tutor Glen Vella to be one of his greatest assets, going so far as to promise to himself that someday he would make himself known through the media’s various means.
Good things come to those who wait, but instead of waiting Franklin applied himself and underwent several years of training to perfect his singing technique and style; so far everything has worked out for its best and the work accomplished by Franklin has paid off greatly.
In 2012 Franklin was proclaimed as the winner of that same year’s edition of NET Television’s hit program Don’t Stop Me Now presented by Eileen Montesin – a competition which proved to be arduous at times.
Inspired by the likes of Whitney Houston, Leona Lewis, Katy Perry and Mariah Carey, Franklin has allowed for these artists to impart on him various styles and genres which have helped him to build a repertoire coloured with versatility.
The arts have become such an integral part of Franklin’s life that he has also incorporated various other forms as leisure activities, such include: drawing and sketching, photography and modelling, and also acting. Fashion and a keen eye for all things avant-garde have made it possible for Franklin to also develop a sense of style which outstands him.
Currently, Franklin is a regular singer on Angie Laus immensely popular Sunday afternoon show Ħadd Għalik! – entertaining both the studio-audience and televiewers alike with some of the best known pop hits.
The future is ample with opportunity which Franklin is more than willing to take advantage of. He hopes to be able to one day represent our tiny island on the international Eurosong stage, whilst also pursuing a career as a singer in his own right.
In 2014 Franklin enter in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2015 and reach to the last 20 finalist songs with the song Still Here written and composed by the winner of the 54 th Eurovision editon Alexander Rybak famous for playing his violin in the winner song Fairytale.
On 21 November, 2014 Franklin Calleja taken part in the semi-final of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2015, with the song Still Here, and he made it to the Final held at the Marsa Shipbuilding on Saturday 22 November, 2014 with the last sixteen song. He placed at the fifth place with 26 points.