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.
Reasons Not to Miss Giorgia Angiuli, Talented Techno Act Playing Live in Malta
She sings, mixes and plays a wide variety of musical instruments all over the sound of a techno beat – meet the talented Giorgia Angiuli. On June 28, ALIVE will be presenting Giorgia Angliuli playing a live set at Marrakech at the Gianpula Complex supported by Ramzi, Dre', Interstate and Blackfive. Allow us to give you a few valid reasons why this will not be your average techno night and why you should certainly arrange to see her play.
5 Music Festivals in Malta to Check Out This Summer
As the windy and rainy days surpass us, the hot summer season approaches the Maltese islands. This can only mean one thing – long beach days and thrilling music festivals in Malta waiting on the horizon. We look through some of the most anticipated festivals happening in the next few months so that you don’t have to.
EUROPRIDE 2023 - A List of Parties You Simply Can't Miss!
EuroPride is a pan-European international LGBTI event featuring a Pride parade, which is hosted by a different European city each year. This year, the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta will proudly host a varied and comprehensive EuroPride, and we simply can't wait! Apart from various marches in Malta and Gozo, one can expect many other activities and parties to celebrate all that is LGBTIQ+To celebrate Malta's achievement in hosting EuroPride 2023, we have gathered a list of some events and parties available through ShowsHappening.com!