Jessika (born February, 27 1989) is a Maltese singer/songwriter/actress. She was discovered on the national Malta television in 2008 during the Malta Song for Europe Festival, ‘Tangled’, her debut song, hit the airwaves some weeks later followed by “Sweet Temptation” which placed 2nd in the Malta Hit Song Festival.
In June 2009 Jessika went on tour to England. She started her first debut gig at Roger
Courtney’s open mike music club in Portsmouth. Her repertoire was so impressive that she was asked to perform again in the same pub the week after and offers to do other gigs began rolling in…..
In the summer of 2009 she signed for a 10‐day vocal program camp in Hollywood. The journey started in Milbrae where Jessika gave her first performance only one day after landing in the States. Shortly afterwards, she headed down to Los Angeles for an intensive voice training programme with leading vocal coach Seth Riggs after having been accepted into Riggs’ Speech Level Singing programme. Riggs who discovered the secret shared by over 120 Grammy Winners for his renowned Speech Level Singing Technique (SLS) has worked with some of the world’s top vocal talents including Faith Hill, Ricky Martin, Michael Bolton, Kelly Clarkson and many more. During camp, Jessika also got to learn about other aspects of the music industry namely marketing and networking strategies. After completing vocal training Jessika carried on to her next commitment, where she gave a live performance in popular Anaheim, situated exactly next to the world‐famous Disneyland.
In 2010, Jessika graduated in B.A. Communications and Hispanic Studies at the University of Malta and precisely one year later she once more managed to make it to the finals of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Down Down Down’ penned by herself music composed by Philip Vella. Jessika songs ‐ Love is a Fire and Dance Romance made it from the first selection to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012.
2013 saw Jessika’s return with a bang! Teaming up with the writers who managed to bring
Malta the first 2nd placing in Eurovision – Philip Vella and Gerard James Borg – she added a dynamite writer in her arsenal – Thomas G:son. The Swedish songwriter, who has written Loreen’s 2012 Eurovision Song Contest winner – EUPHORIA – joined forces with Borg and Vella to create the song – ULTRAVIOLET which Jessika performed in the Malta Eurovision final and placed 4th in the public vote.
2014 Jessika teamed up again with Philip Vella and Gerard James Borg to create the song – HYPNOTICA that won the TVM Award and placed 1st in the Public Vote.
Jessika was again in the MESC 2014/2015 edition for the 5th time in a row and competing for the 6th time with her song FANDANGO written by Gerard James Borg and Philip Vella that placed 4th in public vote.
2016 Jessika teamed up again with Philip Vella and Gerard James Borg to create the song – THE FLAME that placed 7th overall. This was the 7th participation in Malta Eurovision Song Contest.