Malta will be represented in 63rd Eurovision Song Contest by Christabelle Borg. The artist was the great winner of this year’s national final Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC) among 16 participations. Her song Taboo topped both televoting and jury votes while its songwriter is Thomas G:Son, creator of Loreen’s Euphoria. Christabelle’s entry includes a clear message about taboo that should be overcome and to break free from darkness, loneliness and depression. Malta will compete in the second half of the second semi-final on May 10th.

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About Christabelle

Christabelle was born on April 28 1997 in Mgarr, a small town in the nothern Malta. Apart from being a singer she is a composer and show host too as she had presented the TV show Teen Trouble and Teen Traffic. She has studied music at Mount St. Mary’s College, graduating in 2014. Afterwards, she began studying accounting at the University of Malta.

Her experience with Eurovision is not something new since she has taken part in Malta’s national final three times in the past: in 2014 with the song Lovetricity (8th place), in 2015 with Rush (2nd place) and in 2016 with Kingdom (4th place). Furthermore she tried to represent her country in 2005 in Junior Eurovision with the song Going Wild too. Some of her singles she has released are I Wanna Know, Say and Fall For You.

Malta in Eurovision Song Contest

Malta made its debut in Eurovision Song Contest in 1971 and has participated 30 times until now. Since 1991 it participates every year without being absent. The mediterranean country has not been victorious until now but holds two second places oon its record (2002 Ira Losco, Seventh Wonder) and (2005 Chiara Angel). Since the introduction of semi-finals in 2004, it has failed to qualify six times. Last year Malta was represented by Claudia Faniello with the song Breathlessly which failed to qualify in the Grand Final and placed 16th in the second semi-final.

Listen to this year’s Maltese entry:

Read the lyrics below:

[Verse 1]

In the silence you’ll find gold
When you feel warmth that feels so cold
Can’t get no sleep I’m up ’til dawn
These demons have broken my bones

[Refrain]
And I know, and I know, and I know that you see my life
In foreign eyes
And I know, and I know, and I know that you hear my cry
Tears tell no lie

[Pre-Chorus]
Let our guards down it’s time to break the taboo
Before we all become animals, animals
Echos in my head got to break the taboo
No we will never be criminals, criminals

[Chorus]
Sticks and stones will break my soul
Gotta be your own miracle, miracle
It’s in my bones got to break the taboo
Before we all become animals, animals

[Verse 2]
I know that I am not alone
Let all our thoughts and ghosts unfold
In the darkness I’ve found home
But what is next is still unknown

[Refrain]
And I know, and I know, and I know that you hear my cry
Tears tell no lie

[Pre-Chorus]
Let our guards down it’s time to break the taboo
Before we all become animals, animals
Echos in my head got to break the taboo
No we will never be criminals, criminals

[Chorus]
Sticks and stones will break my soul
Gotta be your own miracle, miracle
It’s in my bones got to break the taboo
Before we all become animals, animals

[Bridge]
Break the taboo
Break the taboo
Break the taboo

[Pre-Chorus]
Let our guards down it’s time to break the taboo
Before we all become animals, animals
Echos in my head got to break the taboo
No we will never be criminals, criminals

[Chorus]
Sticks and stones will break my soul
Gotta be your own miracle, miracle
It’s in my bones got to break the taboo
Before we all become animals, animals