Kurt Calleja, Malta’s representative at the Eurovision Song Contest has just arrived in Istanbul, Turkey after a visit to Tbilisi, Georgia.
Whilst in Istanbul, Kurt has a full schedule of events and promotional activities prepared which include a special interview today for the programme “Music Magazin” which will be broadcast on TRT Music Channel. Tomorrow night Kurt will visit one more time TRT Music Channel for a live music show hosted by popular singer Sevval Sam. Together with Kurt the programme will host Can Bonomo, the Turkish ambassador in the Eurovision in Baku. Both Kurt and Can have already met before in Baku. It is expected that the two Eurovision hopefuls will prepare some songs together as well as sing their entry song to the Eurovision,This Is The Night by Kurt and Love Me back by Can.
On Friday Kurt Calleja is expected to appear on the popular TV station TRT1 between 10.30-13.00 during the live morning show hosted by female Turkish star Gülben Ergen. Kurt Calleja will be the special guest during the programme. Additionally, Kurt will give an exclusive interview to TRT News.
Meanwhile, during his short promotional stay in Istambul, Kurt will be able to meet with the Consulate General of Malta in Istanbul, Mr Reuben Gauci. Kurt is expected to fly back to Malta on Friday, just in time to prepare himself to join the largest Eurovision Dance at St.George’s Square in Valletta on Saturday 14th April at 10.30am CET.
Both Malta and Turkey will compete in the second semi-final on Thursday 24th May 2012
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