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Malta, one of the smallest countries in the Eurovision Song Contest, joined the competition in 1971. Under the previous rules of the contest, Malta was permitted to sing in English as it is one of the official languages of the country.

After Malta's debut in the 1971, the country withdrew from the competition after 1975 but returned again in 1991 and has participated every year since.
Malta finished third behind the UK and Ireland in 1992 and finished third again in 1998 despite nearly winning the entire competition in one of the closest voting sequences ever. Chiara represented Malta that year with the song The One That I Love.
In 2002 Ira Losco finished second for Malta with the song 7th Wonder, a record equalled by Chiara when she returned with the song Angel in 2005. Chiara participated in the Eurovision Song Contest for a third time in 2009, taking Malta to the Grand Final once again.
Whilst the country has yet to win the Eurovision Song Contest, Malta is one of the most successful countries in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest having won the competition twice, in 2013 and 2015, and hosted the event in both 2014 and 2016.

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Malta
Capital
Valletta

Facts

First participation
1971 (Joe Grech)
Victories
None
Hosts
None

Featured participant

Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Dublin 1971Joe GrechMarija L-maltija5218
Edinburgh 1972Helen and JosephL-imhabba4818
Stockholm 1975RenatoSinging This Song3212
Rome 1991Paul Giordimaina and GeorginaCould It Be1066
Malmö 1992Mary SpiteriLittle Child1233
Millstreet 1993William MangionThis Time698
Dublin 1994Moira Stafrace and Christopher SciclunaMore Than Love975
Dublin 1995Mike SpiteriKeep Me In Mind7610
Oslo 1996Miriam ChristineIn A Woman's Heart6810
Dublin 1997Debbie ScerriLet Me Fly669
Birmingham 1998ChiaraThe One That I Love1653
Jerusalem 1999Times 3Believe 'n Peace3215
Stockholm 2000Claudette PaceDesire738
Copenhagen 2001Fabrizio FanielloAnother Summer Night489
Tallinn 2002Ira Losco7th Wonder1642
Riga 2003Lynn ChirchopTo Dream Again425
Istanbul 2004Julie & LudwigOn Again... Off Again
Grand Final5012
Semi-Final748
Kyiv 2005ChiaraAngel
Grand Final1922
Athens 2006Fabrizio FanielloI Do
Grand Final124
Helsinki 2007Olivia LewisVertigo
Semi-Final1525
Belgrade 2008MorenaVodka
Second Semi-Final3814
Moscow 2009ChiaraWhat If We
First Semi-Final866
Grand Final3122
Oslo 2010Thea GarrettMy Dream
First Semi-Final4512
Düsseldorf 2011Glen VellaOne Life
First Semi-Final5411
Baku 2012Kurt CallejaThis Is The Night
Second Semi-Final707
Grand Final4121
Malmö 2013GianlucaTomorrow
Grand Final1208
Second Semi-Final1184
Copenhagen 2014FirelightComing Home
Second Semi-Final639
Grand Final3223
Vienna 2015AmberWarrior
Second Semi-Final4311
Stockholm 2016Ira LoscoWalk On Water
Grand Final15312
First Semi-Final2093
Kyiv 2017Claudia FanielloBreathlessly
Second Semi-Final5516
Lisbon 2018ChristabelleTaboo
Second Semi-Final10113

Malta, one of the smallest countries in the Eurovision Song Contest, joined the competition in 1971. Under the previous rules of the contest, Malta was permitted to sing in English as it is one of the official languages of the country.

After Malta's debut in the 1971, the country withdrew from the competition after 1975 but returned again in 1991 and has participated every year since.
Malta finished third behind the UK and Ireland in 1992 and finished third again in 1998 despite nearly winning the entire competition in one of the closest voting sequences ever. Chiara represented Malta that year with the song The One That I Love.
In 2002 Ira Losco finished second for Malta with the song 7th Wonder, a record equalled by Chiara when she returned with the song Angel in 2005. Chiara participated in the Eurovision Song Contest for a third time in 2009, taking Malta to the Grand Final once again.
Whilst the country has yet to win the Eurovision Song Contest, Malta is one of the most successful countries in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest having won the competition twice, in 2013 and 2015, and hosted the event in both 2014 and 2016.

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Malta
Capital
Valletta

Facts

First participation
1971 (Joe Grech)
Victories
None
Hosts
None

Featured participant

Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Dublin 1971Joe GrechMarija L-maltija5218
Edinburgh 1972Helen and JosephL-imhabba4818
Stockholm 1975RenatoSinging This Song3212
Rome 1991Paul Giordimaina and GeorginaCould It Be1066
Malmö 1992Mary SpiteriLittle Child1233
Millstreet 1993William MangionThis Time698
Dublin 1994Moira Stafrace and Christopher SciclunaMore Than Love975
Dublin 1995Mike SpiteriKeep Me In Mind7610
Oslo 1996Miriam ChristineIn A Woman's Heart6810
Dublin 1997Debbie ScerriLet Me Fly669
Birmingham 1998ChiaraThe One That I Love1653
Jerusalem 1999Times 3Believe 'n Peace3215
Stockholm 2000Claudette PaceDesire738
Copenhagen 2001Fabrizio FanielloAnother Summer Night489
Tallinn 2002Ira Losco7th Wonder1642
Riga 2003Lynn ChirchopTo Dream Again425
Istanbul 2004Julie & LudwigOn Again... Off Again
Grand Final5012
Semi-Final748
Kyiv 2005ChiaraAngel
Grand Final1922
Athens 2006Fabrizio FanielloI Do
Grand Final124
Helsinki 2007Olivia LewisVertigo
Semi-Final1525
Belgrade 2008MorenaVodka
Second Semi-Final3814
Moscow 2009ChiaraWhat If We
First Semi-Final866
Grand Final3122
Oslo 2010Thea GarrettMy Dream
First Semi-Final4512
Düsseldorf 2011Glen VellaOne Life
First Semi-Final5411
Baku 2012Kurt CallejaThis Is The Night
Second Semi-Final707
Grand Final4121
Malmö 2013GianlucaTomorrow
Grand Final1208
Second Semi-Final1184
Copenhagen 2014FirelightComing Home
Second Semi-Final639
Grand Final3223
Vienna 2015AmberWarrior
Second Semi-Final4311
Stockholm 2016Ira LoscoWalk On Water
Grand Final15312
First Semi-Final2093
Kyiv 2017Claudia FanielloBreathlessly
Second Semi-Final5516
Lisbon 2018ChristabelleTaboo
Second Semi-Final10113

The basics

Full country name
Republic of Malta
Capital
Valletta

Facts

First participation
1971 (Joe Grech)
Victories
None
Hosts
None

Malta, one of the smallest countries in the Eurovision Song Contest, joined the competition in 1971. Under the previous rules of the contest, Malta was permitted to sing in English as it is one of the official languages of the country.

After Malta's debut in the 1971, the country withdrew from the competition after 1975 but returned again in 1991 and has participated every year since.
Malta finished third behind the UK and Ireland in 1992 and finished third again in 1998 despite nearly winning the entire competition in one of the closest voting sequences ever. Chiara represented Malta that year with the song The One That I Love.
In 2002 Ira Losco finished second for Malta with the song 7th Wonder, a record equalled by Chiara when she returned with the song Angel in 2005. Chiara participated in the Eurovision Song Contest for a third time in 2009, taking Malta to the Grand Final once again.
Whilst the country has yet to win the Eurovision Song Contest, Malta is one of the most successful countries in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest having won the competition twice, in 2013 and 2015, and hosted the event in both 2014 and 2016.

Featured participant

Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Dublin 1971Joe GrechMarija L-maltija5218
Edinburgh 1972Helen and JosephL-imhabba4818
Stockholm 1975RenatoSinging This Song3212
Rome 1991Paul Giordimaina and GeorginaCould It Be1066
Malmö 1992Mary SpiteriLittle Child1233
Millstreet 1993William MangionThis Time698
Dublin 1994Moira Stafrace and Christopher SciclunaMore Than Love975
Dublin 1995Mike SpiteriKeep Me In Mind7610
Oslo 1996Miriam ChristineIn A Woman's Heart6810
Dublin 1997Debbie ScerriLet Me Fly669
Birmingham 1998ChiaraThe One That I Love1653
Jerusalem 1999Times 3Believe 'n Peace3215
Stockholm 2000Claudette PaceDesire738
Copenhagen 2001Fabrizio FanielloAnother Summer Night489
Tallinn 2002Ira Losco7th Wonder1642
Riga 2003Lynn ChirchopTo Dream Again425
Istanbul 2004Julie & LudwigOn Again... Off Again
Grand Final5012
Semi-Final748
Kyiv 2005ChiaraAngel
Grand Final1922
Athens 2006Fabrizio FanielloI Do
Grand Final124
Helsinki 2007Olivia LewisVertigo
Semi-Final1525
Belgrade 2008MorenaVodka
Second Semi-Final3814
Moscow 2009ChiaraWhat If We
First Semi-Final866
Grand Final3122
Oslo 2010Thea GarrettMy Dream
First Semi-Final4512
Düsseldorf 2011Glen VellaOne Life
First Semi-Final5411
Baku 2012Kurt CallejaThis Is The Night
Second Semi-Final707
Grand Final4121
Malmö 2013GianlucaTomorrow
Grand Final1208
Second Semi-Final1184
Copenhagen 2014FirelightComing Home
Second Semi-Final639
Grand Final3223
Vienna 2015AmberWarrior
Second Semi-Final4311
Stockholm 2016Ira LoscoWalk On Water
Grand Final15312
First Semi-Final2093
Kyiv 2017Claudia FanielloBreathlessly
Second Semi-Final5516
Lisbon 2018ChristabelleTaboo
Second Semi-Final10113