Sebastian Calleja

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Sebastian Carl Calleja

Sebastian Carl Calleja (born 3 July 1998) is a singer from Ħal-Qormi.

His career started at school when at eleven years of age, he had to sing popular song Angel originally sung by Chiara.

Then, he started taking singing lessons and also continued working on some cover versions. He took part in a local singers' festival where he interpreted Il-Bajja Tal-Mellieħa and Ave Maria – he finished in third place with both performances.

His version of Ave Maria started being played at the Corradino Correctional Facilities in Kordin during small festivities. From time to time, Sebastian visits the residents to give his rendition of the popular song. He even participated in a play they wrote for Christmas celebrations.

Sebastian started singing in a number of choirs and this opened up some great opportunities including singing with a fifty piece orchestra in St Sebastian Church in Qormi. After this experience he was part of Marie Therese Vassallo’s choir and then started taking music lessons.

He even participated in different school productions including Aida, Rumpilstilskin, Barnuża Blu, Katrin tal-Imdina, Sossy – The Pantomime, Teżor Mitluf, Carmen and Dracula.

Sebastian released his first original song called L-idolu written by one of his teachers Clifton Casha and composed by Joe S. Grech, the guitarist of the band New Courey. The song was successful and Sebastian even recorded a music video.

He competed in the San Remo Junior Malta 2014 and was chosen amongst the finalists from sixty participants. He was one out of four singers chosen to represent Malta were he had the opportunity to cover ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ at the famous Ariston Theatre.

Sebastian is studying the saxophone under the direction of Francesco L. Borg and vocals under Glen Vella.

He was one of the seven finalists of Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza 2014 Talent Ġdid with the song Kieku Taf written by Emil Calleja Bayliss and composed by Dominic Cini ‘Minik’.

He was a finalist in Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza 2016, (section for established singers) with the song Bla Firdiet written by Joe Julian Farrugia and composed by Dominic Cini.

On 2 September, 2017 Sebastian taken part in L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2017 in a duet with Michela Dalli with the song Mill-Għatba ’l Barra lyrics and music by Dario Bezzina.

On 19 September, 2017 Sebastian taken part in Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza 2017 with the song Triq Waħda lyrics by Joe Julian Farrugia and music by Dominic Cini and he made also a video of this song issued on 10 August, 2018.

On 18 September, 2018 Sebastian taken part in Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza 2018 with the song Dak Li Taf lyrics by Ġiovann Attard and music by Dominic Cini.

He is one of the resident singers in popular tv programm Ħadd Għalik.

On Thursday 26 August, 2021, made it to the final of Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza 2021 Sebastian Calleja performed the song X’ Festa lyrics by Ġiovann Attard and music by Dominic Cini. On the final night held on 18 September, 2021,at he performed the song X’ Festa lyrics by Ġiovann Attard and music by Dominic Cini.

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