Deborah C – Turn it up


Deborah C aged 27, comes from the small village of Għajnsielem Gozo. She has started her singing career at the early age of 9 and from there she paved the road to a successful career, attaining popularity both on the local and foreign scene. Her participation in the Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest of 2005 was a significant step forward in the local music scene.

Deborah C in fact, is the title holder of the F.I.D.O.F. Award and winner of the International Festival Golden Cross.

In addition, she took part in the Malta TV International Song Festival where she received a scholarship. Her performances abroad take us to several European countries including Russia and Macedonia where, in the latter, she was awarded the title of the Princess of the Festival.

She has also given a performance at the 2010 VIVA World Cup event where she launched the track Enjoying Moments of Gold.

Russia, Belgium, Italy, Sweden and Germany are the countries where Deborah has spent time recording new singles. Some of her most popular songs on the Maltese charts include Live-wire, Pandora, You Make me Go, Love-o-holic, Until We Meet Again, It’s OK, All around the World and Tonight (in collaboration with Josef Tabone).

After her participation in the Malta Eurovision Final 2012/2013/2014, she has been collaborating with the local DJ’s Toby and Carlo Gerada and together released their new remix (Hitting the Bay Top 10 Chart).

After this achievement, Deborah C has been in Lithuania to shoot a Music Video of her remix You Make me Go.

Furthermore, another highlight of her singing career takes us back three years ago where she participated in the 24th edition of Discovery Festival held in Varna, Bulgaria. Deborah placed 2nd with her original song It’s OK (MESC 2014 entry) composed by Elton Zarb and lyrics by Matthew Mercieca (Muxu).

The Malta Eurovision is a big stepping stone for local artists in fact Deborah C has been taking part in it for the past 6 years and this boosted up her singing career. This also opened new doors as every year foreign composers/authors offer to work with her on new singles. This is her 7th year participation in the Malta Eurovision and she’s trying her luck again with the song Turn It Up penned and composed by the foreign authors/composers Christian Schneider, Aidan O’ Connor, Sara Biglert and Erik Gronwall. Her song has a universal appeal and gives people an infectious energy. Its hook is memorable!

Today Deborah is a resident singer on one of Malta’s top Sunday afternoon television shows Ħadd Għalik.

She finds the right balance between music and teaching. In fact, Deborah graduated in B.A. Maltese and Communication Studies at the University of Malta (2014). She started her profession as a Primary Teacher four years ago and she is also teaching Performing Arts Lessons after school hours to little ones. This gives her the opportunity to have a direct impact on the lives of young people.   Deborah C has always managed to spin her busy schedule to accommodate her artistic commitments.