Vince TemperaBorn: September 18th, 1946, Milan (Italy)
Vince Tempera arranged and conducted Malta’s Eurovision entry in 1975, Renato’s ‘Singing this song’, which finished twelfth in Stockholm. In the 1990s, when Malta returned to the contest after a long absence, Tempera helped the island state in the contest on three occasions by writing the orchestration to their entries ‘Could it be’ (1991), ‘This time’ (1993), and ‘Keep me in mind’ (1995). These songs were conducted by Maltese musicians, Paul Abela, Joseph Sammut, and Ray Agius respectively, and all finished in the top ten. In 2008, Tempera presided over the jury which chose the first (and to date only) San Marino entry to the contest, Miodio’s ‘Complice’. Tempera has often pleaded for Italy’s return in the Eurovision Song Contest, but – so far – to no avail.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Vince Tempera will be published on this website