Tonight, Malta decides what act shall be crowned as the winner of the nation’s first edition of the hit talent competition. Each of the nine competitors shall be vying for the grand prize of a tantalising €25,000.
Each of the nine acts has given their all in this competition, wowing judges, and audiences from their first appearance on stage. From vocal powerhouses to high powered dances – or even the support of meme communities – each of the competitors will doubtlessly rack up strong competition.
Yet, before the final airs, we’ve put together a small reminder of each act – as well as noting what we can expect to see in their grand performance.
Looking more closely at the acts, we have a total of three dance acts (Ria Gauci, Kinetic Dance Academy and Concept of Movement), one Chinese-pole dancer (Matthias Camilleri), four vocal acts (JoMike & Lydon, Yulan Law, Kaya & Ike and Il-Lapes) and finally, one unique talent; a firework impressionist (Joseph Mangion).
Kinetic Dance Academy has managed to bring real energy and power to each of their performances. They have dazzled judges and audiences alike – and most likely have gotten many of us into the dancing mood from just watching them give their all for the top spot.
Meanwhile, Ria Gauci and Concept of Movement have shown a different side of dancing. Their highly disciplined performances filled with emotion and precision have dazzled audiences and captivated us. Concept of Movement has proven time and again they’re deserving of a golden buzzer audition, whilst Gauci has garnered comparisons to dance sensation Maddie Zieglar.
Matthias Camilleri, meanwhile, has brought a unique talent to the competition with his Circus University training in his Chinese-pole dancing performances. With his death-defying acts, Camilleri has provided a unique spin to storytelling in his performances – including the journey of life after death in his semi-final act.
Of the vocal acts, Yulan Law has become the competitions young powerhouse of talent. In her two performances so far, Law has moved us all with her own spins to famous songs like Sia’s Chandelier. Ahead of the final, there is little doubt that she will be a strong competitor with a strong chance at the top spot.
With JoMike & Lydon, as well as Kaya & Ike, have warmed our hearts with their performances. Both the dynamic the two pairs have with one another (a father-son duo and a young love duo) and their talent has been commended. JoMike & Lydon bring a taste of traditional Maltese culture to the competition whilst Kaya & Ike bring a more modern twist with a singer and rapper mix to popular songs like Frozen’s Let It Go.
Maltese Rapper Il-Lapes meanwhile has brought a smooth flow to his original raps – including a heartfelt piece about his grandfather in the semi-finals. For the final, this household name is likely to once more dazzle us with the energy of his sick beats.
Finally, Joseph Mangion (Il-Kapxi), has created a great conversation online in light of his performances. Whether you believe it is talent or are horrified by the attention he has gained, it is undeniable that Mangion’s xumm pumm’s have brought a unique and memorable act to Malta’s Got Talent. In the final, we will see if Mangion’s support culminates in significant placing in the competition – or if it turns out to be mostly hot air.
Who do you think will win?