Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2003
After almost winning the ESC in 2002, this year proves to be disappointing as Lynn Chircop finishes only one place before the last, and Eurovision hopes are just a dream.
Venue: Skonto Hall, Riga, Latvia
Date: 24th May, 2003
Number of Contestants: 26
Singer: Lynn Chircop
Song: To Dream Again
Composer: Alfred Zammit
Lyricist: Cynthia Sammut
Final Place: 25th
ESC winner for this year
Country: Turkey : Every Way That I Can performed by Sertab Erener
Composer: Demir Demirkan and Sertab Erener
Lyricist: Demir Demirkan
This was Malta's lowest ever score with 4 points, coming just ahead of the United Kingdom entry which scored 0 points.
No promotional video was produced for Malta's entry this year; every Maltese entry since 1991 has had a promotional video.
Many said that the winning entry was remarkably similar to Holly Valance’s popular Kiss Kiss.
2002’s top three entries, Latvia, Malta and the United Kingdom, were this year's bottom three.
Malta's low placement in the 2003 final round makes it necessary for the 2004 entry to take part in a semi-final contest.