Paul AbelaNationality: Maltese
Paul Abela composed and conducted the entry with which Malta returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 1991 after an absence of sixteen years. The song was called ‘Could it be’, arranged by Italian Vince Tempera, and interpreted by his wife Georgina in a duet with Paul Giordimaina; quite unexpectedly, this ballad scored more than 100 points and finished sixth. One year later, Abela represented Malta again, arranging and conducting a song composed by Georgina and sung by Mary Spiteri, ‘Little child’, which was even more successful with a third place. In 1996, he made his third and last appearance as a conductor, with the vocalist Miriam Christine and her song ‘In a woman’s heart’, which he had composed and arranged himself. Paul Abela also composed and arranged the 2001 Maltese entry ‘Another summer night’ (lyrics: Georgina Abela), with which Fabrizio Faniello reached a ninth place. Abela’s involvement in the Eurovision Song Contest goes much further, as he composed tens of songs for the Maltese Eurovision pre-selection.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Paul Abela will be published on this website