Malta’s freshly chosen Eurovision 2018 representative Christabelle Borg reacted to her national victory.
A very happy and proud Christabelle talked to the Times of Malta about her victory in last Saturday’s Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC). The young singer, who previously participated in MESC and even placed second once, will represent her country with the song Taboo, a song with a positive and urgent message.
I received calls from people who are going through a rough patch, who told me they sought help because they heard my song. It would have made an impact if I helped one person, but the fact that so many people said they sought help because they heard my song is overwhelming. I knew my song would leave an impact on people, I just didn’t think it would have such a big influence.
Taboo by Christabelle, co-written by Johnny Sanchez, Muxu and Thomas G:son, aims at raising awareness about mental health issues. It’s a very personal song for Christabelle:
I went through a hard time last year, and it was difficult to speak out. This taboo should be broken. People shouldn’t be scared to speak out. If you seek help, you will find it.
Christabelle will perform Taboo in the second half of Semi-Final 2 on Thursday 10 May 2018 in Portugal, Lisbon.
Christabelle Borg (Mġarr, Malta, 1992) is a Maltese singer-songwriter and TV-host.
Christabelle started her career in the entertainment business at a young age, presenting the shows Teen Trouble and Teen Traffic.
Also working on her musical career, she participated in Malta’s national Eurovision selection MESC in 2014 (placing 8th), 2015 (placing 2nd) and 2016 (placing 4th).
Four times’ a charm for Christabelle, as her fourth bid to represent Malta at Eurovision was successful.