Filming has begun for the music video for Malta’s Eurovision song “Taboo”.
Maltese broadcaster TVM has revealed that filming has begun over in Malta for the music video of “Taboo”. The video will feature multiple extras as well as singer Christabelle and will showcase many of Malta’s landscapes and a nightclub. The broadcaster also released pictures, which seems to depict warriors in battle.
Christabelle’s entry for Malta, Taboo addresses this theme of mental health and was written by the singer alongside Johnny Sanchez, Muzu and Thomas G:son.
The singer recently made her way over to Lisbon, Portugal to shoot her Eurovision postcard. The postcard, which according to Christabelle’s social media will feature her on horseback, will be used to introduce her performance in the second semi-final of Eurovision 2018 on 10 May.
Christabelle won the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in a final against 15 other songs with a total of 133 points. She follows Claudia Faniello as the Maltese Eurovision representative. In 2017, Claudia finished in 16th place in her semi-final in Kyiv with Breathlessly.
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 successful country never to have won the Eurovision Song Contest.