Soon to turn 17, Kelsey Bellante has already been singing for six years and always dreamt to be a professional singer. The Gzira native is short-spoken and doesn’t brag, but she has several international titles under her belt: she placed first in international competitions in Macedonia, Slovenia, Italy and Lithuania. On X Factor Lithuania, Kelsey made it to the three chair challenge. As she said it was an unforgettable experience. Lithuanian media wrote: “The girl who came here from Malta has all it takes to be on the stage: cute looks, an artistic personality, and an impressive voice.”

Kelsey Bellante in Lithuania

Eve: How do you feel about the number of singers in Malta? Should more kids be encouraged to take up singing?

Kelsey Bellante: I think there are a lot of amazing singers and Malta has a lot of talented people. I think that you should never give up and always reach out for your dreams.

Eve: If you were to meet a singer of your choice, who would it be and what would you talk about?

KB: It would be Rihanna – she’s my idol. I would talk about music and her life – how it changed since her career started.

Eve: Is fashion an important part of your life?

KB: Yes, a lot, I like to be original.

Eve: When you’re not singing, what do you do that gives you equal pleasure?

KB: Apart from singing, make-up is an other thing I like to do and makes me happy while I’m doing it.