Malta: Claudia Faniello as interval act at MESC 2018

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Claudia Faniello sets her eyes on a stage return to the Maltese national final, Malta Eurovision Song Contest, but this time not in her usual role as a participant.

It took Claudia Faniello a total of 8 participations in Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC) to finally earn the right to represent her nation on her ninth attempt; the singer took place in the selection consistently from 2006 through to 2013, before returning once again in 2017 to win the crown.

Faniello competed at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with her winning MESC entry, Breathlessly, competing in the second semi-final of the Kyiv-hosted event.

Despite finishing in 8th position with the juries, Malta failed to receive any televoting points, finishing in 16th place with 55 points in total and therefore not advancing to the grand final.

Faniello’s MESC stage return

Although not managing to qualify to the Eurovision final, Faniello has remained popular within her home country of Malta, with the singer now set to return to the MESC stage in Ta’ Qali.

However, Faniello will now be appearing as an interval act in the country’s national final, as was confirmed earlier today during day 3 of MESC rehearsals.

Faniello will perform on stage this coming Saturday alongside her band, with the Maltese interval act consisting of a total of 3 songs – You said, Miles away and One fine day – all singles released by Faniello herself.

So far, a further 2 interval acts have been confirmed for MESC 2018, currently featuring 2 dance acts: one dance act will open the show, whilst another will appear onstage later in the national final.

Malta will determine their act for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest this coming Saturday, in which a total of 16 acts will compete for the right to become the country’s next representative.

Malta is set to compete in the second half of the second semi-final on the 10 May, with hopes of advancing to the final of Eurovision on the 12 May.

Relive Faniello’s Eurovision 2017 performance from Kyiv once again!

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