Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Chiara returns to sing Malta's entry, improving over her third place in 1998 by achieving an impressive second place with her angelic ballad.
Venue: Palats Sportu, Kiev, Ukraine
Date: 21 May, 2005
Number of Contestants: 24
Composer: Chiara Siracusa
Lyricist: Chiara Siracusa
Final Place: 2nd
ESC winner for this year
Country: Greece : My Number One performed by Helena Pararizou
Composer: Christos Dantis
Lyricist: Natalia Germanou and Christos Dantis
This year's contest marked the 50th edition of the Eurovision.
Angel was written and composed by Chiara who called it “her baby”.
This was Chiara's second appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest, a first for any Maltese singer. To date, she is Malta's most successful singer at the Eurovision.
There were initially two more countries expected to make their debuts in this year's semi-final - the Czech Republic who withdrew in December, and Lebanon who withdrew in March, due to their refusal to broadcast the Israeli entry.
The bottom four this year were also the 'Big Four' - the UK, France, Germany and Spain, who are the biggest financial contributors to the EBU and are therefore guaranteed a place in next year's final.