Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 1971

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This was Malta's first time at the Eurovision Song Contest. Joe Grech sang Maria l-Maltija, which remained a popular Maltese song for many years after the Eurovision appearance.


Facts

Venue : Dublin, Ireland

Date : Saturday, 3 April 1971

Number of Contestants: 18

Singer : Joe Grech

Song : Maria l-Maltija

Composer : Joe Grech

Lyricist : Charles Mifsud

Final Place: 18th

Points: 52


ESC winner for this year

Monaco : Un Banc, Un Arbre, Une Rue performed by Severine

Composer : Jean-Pierre Bourtayre

Lyricist : Yves Dessca

Points: 128


Trivia

Singer Joe Grech is the brother of Mons Victor Grech, a broadcaster and priest who pioneered social awareness talk shows on radio in Malta.

Massimo Ranieri represented Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1971. He placed 5th with 91 points.


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