Aidan Cassar

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Aidan
Birth nameAidan Cassar
Born1999 (age 22–23)
OriginŻejtun, Malta
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Years active2018–present

Aidan Cassar (born in 1999[1]) known mononymously as Aidan is a Maltese singer-songwriter.

Career

In 2018 he competed in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with Dad Laga. He then went onto compete in the X Factor Malta.[2]

In 2019 he represented Malta in the OGAE Song Contest 2019 with the song "The Feeling".[3][4] The song was entered in the Mużika Mużika competition in 2021, it was the first time he has written a song in Maltese and performed in Maltese.[5] The music video won music video of the year at Lovin Malta Social Media Awards in 2021.[2]

His single "Naħseb Fik" has been compared with "Tick Tock" by Clean Bandit and Mabel and was said to have a similar cord progression. Aidan responded to this by saying “My passion is actually keeping up to date with what’s in or not in the pop-commercial scene; what’s fashionable at the moment. I love creating, I listen to hundreds of tracks continuously just to get inspired.” He denied the beat and melody were plagiarised.[6][7]

He entered the Malta Eurovision Song Contest in 2022 with the song "Ritmu", placing second.[8][9] The song went on to top the Maltese Radio airplay charts for three weeks, and performed at a Eurovision pre-party in London.[10]

He announced the jury results for Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

References

  1. ^ Chircop, Sean (22 March 2018). "Aidan Cassar u Francesca Mifsud jingħataw l-premju 'Fjamma Żagħżugħa'". Żejtun Local Council. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  2. ^ a b Diacono, Tim (15 December 2021). "Exclusive: Aidan Submits Upbeat Song Entirely In Maltese For Eurovision". Lovin Malta. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  3. ^ "OGAE Song Contest 2019 - Malta". OGAE UK. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  4. ^ Azzopardi, Jean Paul (20 May 2021). "WATCH: Malta's Summer Anthem? Aidan Explains Unlikely Success Of His Latest Hit Single Sung Entirely In Maltese". Lovin Malta. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Mużika Mużika, a prestigious launch pad for up and coming artists". Festivals Malta 2022. 25 August 2021. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  6. ^ Cilia, Johnathan (27 May 2021). "Aidan Responds To Allegations That Hit Single 'Naħseb Fik' Was Lifted From A Clean Bandit Track". Lovin Malta. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  7. ^ Arena, Jessica. "Musicians raise plagiarism concerns over Aidan Cassar's hit song". Times of Malta. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  8. ^ Galea, Owen. "Imħabbra t-22 semifinalista tal-Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022". TVMnews.mt. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  9. ^ "Record TV audience – over half a million viewers watch Eurovision Song Contest". TVMnews.mt. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  10. ^ MaltaDaily (6 April 2022). "Aidan invited to perform fan-favourite 'RITMU' in London". Malta Daily. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
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