The talent of Desirèe Malizia: from Montalto Uffugo to the final of “The Voice Kids”


By John

Calabria shines in prime time on Rai 1 and lands in the final of “The Voice Kids” with the very young and talented Desirèe Malizia, 14 years old, from Montalto Uffugo, in the province of Cosenza. And the suspense heats up for next Friday 22 December, when, again on Rai 1, starting at 9.20pm, the grand final of the famous talent show, now in its second edition, hosted by Antonella Clerici, will be broadcast, with the public deciding the winner. In the final there will also be the tenacious Desirèe, who, after passing the Blind Auditions, landed directly in the final, by virtue of Loredana Bertè’s SuperPass. At the blind auditions, the young woman sang “Right To Be Wrong”, by Joss Stone, winning over all four judges: Loredana Bertè, Gigi D’Alessio, Arisa and Clementino.

Loredana Bertè, however, was the quickest, anticipating her colleagues and immediately hiring the young Calabrian into her team. In the semi-final, however, Desirèe sang “If I Ai n’t Got You”, by Alicia Keys, delighting the audience with her enchanting voice. Three other Calabrians, in addition to Desirèe Malizia, took part in the semi-final, but failed to qualify for the final: Michele Bruzzese, 11 years old, from Melicucco, in the Reggino area, Sara Turrà, 13 years old, from Steccato di Cutro, in the province from Crotone, Teresa Ferraro, 13 years old, from San Pietro in Guarano, in the province of Cosenza. «Don’t let anyone say that you are wrong – said Antonella Clerici, addressing the young Desirée – Because I told you that you are right. And you are very fair and beautiful. And you’re in the final. With Loredana Bertè. Yours are tears of joy.” For the singing talent, music is not just a passion. But a reason for living:
«When I was little – Desirée said on live television – people made fun of me for my physical appearance. I started singing when I was in first grade, when I was very little. But they found the excuse of singing to make fun of me even more. Today, however, these things no longer interest me.” In short, her words are also a lesson against the bullies that one may encounter along the way.