Kayley Cuschieri

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Kayley Cuschieri

Kayley Cuschieri was born on the 24th of February, 2003 and lives in Ħal-Safi. She is a singer and a pianist and also is passionate about acting and dancing.

Since she was young, music has always been a huge part in her life. Instead of playing with dolls like others usually do, she used to go around the house singing and dancing, pretending she has an audience in front of her. Even at the beach! She used to grab a hair brush, get on a rock and give entertainment to the people who were trying to relax for some time. Her parents noticed her interest and her passion for music and so they started to take her for dancing lessons at the age of 3. On 2008 Kayley told her mum that she also wanted to start singing, and from that day, she never looked back. She started taking part in many local festivals and always managed to obtain good placing. She won many Grand Prixs and also in November 2010 she won the Best Singer of The Year in the Ilħna t'Għada Singers Festival.

Apart from taking part in local festivals, she also took part in many International festivals; in Malta and even abroad. In 2012, Kayley took part in her first singing competition abroad in Bulgaria where she managed to place 4th. In 2013, she went to Istanbul, Turkey, for the Shining Star Festival and placed 2nd. The next year, she also went to Sicily for Voci Del Sud and managed to pass for the Semifinals. In 2015, she placed 1st place in Volare Festival in Romania. Also in Romania, she won the Overall in Section in the Music for Kids Festival, the following year. In the same year, she also placed 1st in Singer Stage International Festival in Malta. In 2017, she came 2nd in Angel Voice festival in Serbia and also won a Golden Award with her original song, Colourful.

Kayley Cuschieri

In 2014 she was part of the Għanja tal-Poplu Choir. Also in same year Kayley won the first edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Junior KKI Junior, a prestigious Maltese festival, with her song Għannaqni, written by Rita Pace and Mark Spiteri Lucas. Another highlight in Kayley's career was in 2016, where she came 2nd in the Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the group Fusion. In 2017, the group Fusion also managed to place 3rd in the Eurostars International Festival, where they competed with other groups coming from different countries.

In March 2018, Kayley together with Nathan Aquilina and Corazon Mizzi, hosted the Finals of L-Għanja tal-Poplu – Żgħażagħ 2018. In October 2018, Kayley was also a participant in X Factor Malta (2018) where she managed to get till Bootcamp, after managing to get the 4 yeses from the 4 judges.

In 2019, Kayley was one of the finalists in the L-Għanja tal-Poplu - Żgħażagħ 2019 with two original songs; Qegħdin Sew was written by Emil Calleja Bayliss and music composed by Mark Spiteri Lucas, and Kellimni was written by Joe Julian Farrugia and music composed by Augusto Cardinali.

In 2019 Kayley also sang the official song Protettriċi Ewlenija taż-Żurrieq for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel iż-Żurrieq from the balcony where hundreds of people sang and danced with her song.

Following a bigger step, this year she will be one of the finalists in the 43rd Edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2019 (Festival Kanzunetta Maltija) held on 31 August, 2019 with the song Bejn l-Erba' Ħitan, written by Alexander Ellul and music composed by Mark Spiteri Lucas.

On 19 September, 2019 Kayley was one of the finalist of the 27 Edition of Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza 2019 held at Pieta near Dar Ċentrali with two songs 'Nanna' lyrics by Rita Pace and music by Mark Spiteri Lucas, and 'Ritwal' lyrics by Rita Pace and Domenic Cini.


Discography

Singles

Year Songs Lyrics Composer Video
2019 Protettriċi Ewlenija taż-Żurrieq
Year Festival Songs Lyrics Composer Placed Video
2014 KKI Junior (2014) Għannaqni Rita Pace Mark Spiteri Lucas 1st. Place
2019 L-Għanja tal-Poplu - Żgħażagħ 2019 Kellimni Joe Julian Farrugia Augusto Cardinali
2019 L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2019 Bejn l-Erba' Ħitan Alexander Ellul Mark Spiteri Lucas (Click For Video)