Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2000

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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

Song: Desire

Composer: Philip Vella

Lyricist: Gerard James Borg

Final Place: 8th

Points: 73

ESC winner for this year

Country: Denmark: Fly on the Wings of Love performed by Olsen Brothers

Composer: Jorgen Olsen

Lyricist: Jorgen Olsen

Points: 195


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.

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