Malta have had some great results at Eurovision but it hasn’t always been so. In 1971, their debut year, they came last in 18th place. They came 18th again the next year and after a slightly better 12th in 1975 withdrew from the contest.
Malta returned again in 1991 and had much better luck including a 2nd and 3rd place for Chiara. Since the introduction of the semi final Malta have only qualified once, when Chiara once again rode to the rescue. Her song ‘What If We’ bombed out in the final though, finishing in a disappointing 22nd place.
Malta 1971: Joe Grech – Marija l-Maltija (18th in Dublin with 52 points)
Malta 1972: Helen and Joseph – L-imħabba (18th in Edinburgh with 48 points)