Chiara has not given up on winning the Eurovision Song Contest for Malta after representing the country for a third time in Moscow last night. She told the Times of Malta today that “I don't do it to prove myself. I want to win the contest for myself and I'll keep on trying”.
Chiara returned Malta to the Eurovision Song Contest final for the first time since 2006, achieving the hopes and targes set by national broadcaster PBS. However, the singer who took third place in 1998 and second place in 2005 could only win 31 points and 21st place in the Grand Final last night.
Commenting on last night's result, Chiara said "I didn't want to raise people's expectations, but I felt eight good songs were in with a chance to win and Malta was among them". Earlier this week, she said in an exclusive interview with esctoday.com that she is competitive and wants to win. If she should not, she would be disappointed for about 30 minutes but then be happy again. You can watch the interview below.
Chiara returns to Malta this evening, and cannot compete in the Malta Song for Europe in 2010 because the previous winner is not allowed to compete the following year. Chiara can make her fourth attempt to represent Malta at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. She has competed in the Maltese final three times and never lost.