Malta’s Eurovision Song Contest legend Chiara will be touring this summer. Exciting venues are promised, including a July date at a famous London venue…
Chiara, who has represented her country at the Eurovision Song Contest on three occasions, will perform at London’s Royal Vauxhall Tavern on Friday 24th July.
The Royal Vauxhall Tavern (also known as RVT) is South London’s oldest LGBTQ venue, which can boast of such illustrious visitors as the late Queen singer Freddie Mercury. A preferred site for many local gay men after the war, many of London’s top drag artists have performed at the RVT. The iconic venue goes from strength to strength, accumulating a number of awards since 2010.
With a second and a third placing, Chiara is one of the most successful Eurovision participants to never win the Contest, and with a total of 388 points gathered over the years, Chiara is the third most successful Eurovision artist in the history of the Contest (ranking behind Russia’s Dima Bilan and Sweden’s Carola).
Her journey began in 1998, when the gentle ballad The one that I love warmed hearts across Europe, finishing in third place behind Israel’s Dana International and the United Kingdom’s Imaani in a hotly-contested show. Chiara returned to Eurovision in 2005, where her entry Angel finished in second place with 192 points, Malta’s best ever result. Chiara’s last Eurovision participation was in 2009, when What if we finished in twenty-second place at the Grand Final of the Moscow-hosted Contest.