Malta, one of the smallest participating countries at the Eurovision Song Contest, is celebrating in style after returning to the final of the competition for the first time since 2006. The national broadcaster's target of qualification has been achieved adter Chaira took her song What if we to the Eurovision song Contest final last night.
The Times of Malta reports that Chiara could barely sleep after the excitement of qualifying for her third Eurovision Song Contest final and has spent today relaxing at the delegation's hotel. They also report that PBS chief executive Albert Debono has spoken out against claims that the delegation are enjoying a holiday at the taxpayers expence. He stated that the entire trip has been paid for by private sponsorships. The Maltese delgation have been one of the most active this year, with Chiara making many appearances for fans and at official parties.
National Broadcaster PBS set a target of qualification for the final after failing to qualify in 2007 with Olivia Lewis and last year with Morena. All eyes are now firmly set on Saturday where Chiara will be looking to continue a personal trend. She placed third with her Eurovision Song Contest debut in 1998 and then second in 2005. She told esctoday.com that she wants to win this time and the first and possibly trickest hurdle is now out of the way.
You can watch the esctoday.com interview with Chiara from earlier this week here: