Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2000
Malta re-enters the top 10 in the final placements with Claudette Pace’s latino-pop entry.
Venue: Globe Arena - Stockholm, Sweden
Date: Saturday, 13 May 2000
Number of Contestants: 24
Singer: Claudette Pace
Composer: Philip Vella
Lyricist: Gerard James Borg
Final Place: 8th
ESC winner for this year
Country: Denmark: Fly on the Wings of Love performed by Olsen Brothers
Composer: Jorgen Olsen
Lyricist: Jorgen Olsen
This was the first Eurovision entry from Malta to have Maltese words in it since 1972’s L-Imħabba.
This was the first song by Philip Vella and Gerard James Borg to appear at the Eurovision Song Contest. Their next entry was to be sung by Ira Losco in 2002, which finished at 2nd place in the final round. They also wrote Malta's 2004 entry, On Again...Off Again, sung by Julie & Ludwig.
Claudette’s performance was a vibrant and confident one, demonstrating her outstanding stage presence. In Malta she has hosted daily television shows for many years.