The final voting stage in 1998 saw Maltese households holding their breath, as Israel and Malta were head-to-head. Nonetheless, Dana International’s upbeat dance song Diva beat out Chiara’s simple yet powerful ballad The One That I Love at the final hurdle.
Dana became an LGBTIQ+ icon as she was the contest's first openly transgender participant. When she was first chosen to represent Israel, Orthodox Jews and others with conservative views attempted to annul her participation in the contest, but she kept going.
Her Eurovision performance at the 2002 final placed Ira Losco firmly in the hearts of the Maltese public and beyond.
An absolute beauty in her white lace jumpsuit, Ira sang her heart out and managed to place second, the best-ever placing by a Maltese artist at the Eurovision Song Contest at the time!
Chiara returned to Eurovision in 2005 with Angel. The final voting stage was also a tense affair this time around, and although she didn’t manage to win against Greece, she did manage to beat her own record by placing second!
The name Dancing Lasha Tumbai might not ring a bell, but “Sieben, sieben, ai lyu-lyu - Sieben, sieben, eins, zwei” surely will!
The Swedish entry at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, Euphoria, was a favourite long before that year’s Final got underway.
Loreen’s song was an instant and huge hit in the UK, jumping straight to the #1 slot on the iTunes chart. The track became a pan-European smash hit, with major chart placing in multiple countries.
The bearded Austrian drag queen, Conchita Wurst, stirred up quite the controversy due to her image. Nonetheless, no could could deny her talent or her glamour.
6 Reasons to Visit Malta this Spring
Visiting Malta in spring is a great idea as at this time, the Maltese winter starts to come to an end, but it’s also right before the big summer tourist-boom hits the islands! This means you’ll get the best of worlds: warmer weather that isn’t too hot and stunning locations that are not overcrowded!
Are you a new mum? Your social life is not over! Here are 6 things you can do with your babies!
Being home with a new baby, especially if you’ve been working and are now on maternity leave, is not as easy as it seems. The days can feel long and boring, and you would do just about anything for a normal adult conversation. This is why we have come up with a list of activities that will get you and bub out of the house, because new mums deserve a healthy social life too!
New years eve
Not sure what to do on New Year's day? Read this!
New Year's Day is a public holiday in almost every country that observes the Gregorian calendar, making it the world's most widely observed public holiday! This gives us the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with family or friends. If you still don't know what to do on this day, read on for some ideas!