Anthea Zammit who represented Malta on their debut in Eurovision Young Dancers, looks likely to make it to the Eurovision Song Contest stage.
Anthea Zammit who represented Malta at Eurovision Young Dancers 2015 now looks to be heading to the Eurovision Song Contest stage following Christabelle’s victory in the Maltese nationals election on Saturday. Anthea was one of four backing dancers to perform as part of the stage show for “Taboo” on Saturday night in Malta.
The dancer who performed “Ticrita” at Eurovision Young Dancers 2015 in the Czech Republic has gone on to perform across Europe and been seen by millions of viewers across the world. In 2016 Anthea represented Malta at Miss World, she finished in the top ten for the talent round.
Christabelle will represent Malta in Lisbon with the song “Taboo”. She won the Maltese national final on Saturday night having previously tried three times to represent the nation at Eurovision.
Source: Eurovision Young Dancers
Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest
Malta debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1971 and was represented by Joe Grech and the song “Marija L-Maltija”, which finished last. Malta competed again in 1972 and 1975 but then withdrew until their return in 1991. During the 1990s Malta only once finished outside of the top 10, and in 1998 they came within just 7 points of victory. It was Chiara who brought the country their 3rd place finish in 1998, and who went on to finish in 2nd at the 2005 contest in Kyiv. The only other artist to finish 2nd for Malta is Ira Losco, who was 12 points away from victory in 2002. They are the most country never to have won the Eurovision Song Contest.