Maltese singer Christabelle Borg has been chosen to represent Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song “Taboo”.
This girl was born in 1992 in Malta. She studied music and later accounting at the University of Malta. Currently she is as a singer, songwriter, and television presenter.
After three attempts to represent her home country in the popular competition, Christabelle has finally succeed. In the final night of the Maltese national selection, she obtained 123 points, and was the favorite both for the jury and the public.
In the Maltese national final participated 16 entries:
- Aidan – Dai Laga
- Avenue Aky – We Can Run
- Brook Borg – Heart Of Gold
- Christabelle Borg – Taboo
- Danica Muscat – One Step At A Time
- Deborah C – Turn It Up
- Eleanor Cassar – Back to Life
- Jasmine Abela – Supernovas
- Lawrence Gray – Love Renegade
- Matthew Anthony – Call 2morrow
- Mikhail Attard and Cherylis Camilleri – Breaking Point
- Miriana Conte – Rocket
- Petra – Evolution
- Rhiannon Micallef – Beyond Blue Horizons
- Richard & Joe Micallef – Song For Dad
- Tiziana Calleja – First Time
The winner song “Taboo” is written by Johnny Sanchez, Thomas G:son, Muxu and Christabelle herself, and is intended to raise awareness on mental illness.
The second place belongs to “Song For Dad” by Richard & Joe Micallef.
Before the official announcement of the results, Claudia Faniello, the Maltese representer from 2017 performed her few songs, as well as Gianluca Cilia who represented the country in Junior Eurovision 2017.
This year, Malta will be performing in the Second Semi-final which will be held on May 10th.
Malta has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 30 times since its debut in 1971, but has never won the contest.
Can Christabelle break taboo and make their first victory ever? Write your thoughts.