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After several near misses in the past Claudia Faniello has finally won the 2017 Malta national selection and will represent her country at the Eurovision Song Contest in May in Kiev. Her song is entitled Breathlessly and his composed by the popular composers Philip Vella, Sean Vella and Gerard James Borg.
16 songs competed in the final –
- Klinsmann – Laserlight
- Raquela – Ray Of Light
- Deborah C & Josef Tabone – Tonight
- Kevin Borg – Follow
- Jade – Seconds Away
- Crosswalk – So Simple
- Franklin Calleja – Follow Me
- Rhiannon Micallef – Fearless
- Miriana Conte – Don’t Look Down
- Shauna – Crazy Games
- Janice Mangion – Kewkba
- Cherton – Fighting To Survive
- Maxine – Bombshell
- Richard Edwards – You
- Brooke – Unstoppable
- Claudia Faniello – Breathlessly
The voting was totally by the public.
ESC Covers caught up with Claudia in November in Malta where she was presented with a special compilation CD from South Africa of Afrikaans covers of Maltese Eurovision songs.
Claudia’s brother, Fabrizio, has twice represented Malta at the 2001 and 2006 Eurovision Song Contests.
You can see Claudia perform her winning song below.
Source: ESC Covers