: Malta Song for Europe 2005


The Malta Song for Europe 2005 final was held on Saturday 19th February and the winner will represent Malta at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest.

Chiara will be representing Malta in the 50th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Kiev, Ukraine on May 21st. This will be the second Eurovision Song Contest for Chiara, following her successful participation in 1998 when she placed 3rd. Her self-penned song, Angel, garnered a total of 11,935 votes during the final night of the Malta Song for Europe. Olivia Lewis placed second with Déjà vu, written by Gerard James Borg with music by Philip Vella. The song obtained 11,369 votes. J. Anvil placed third with You, composed by Augusto Cardinali with words by John Attard. The song received 5,903 votes.

The top songs in the Malta Song for Europe 2005 festival were chosen by public televoting. Here's a full list of the 10 songs that received the highest amount of televotes from the public, as announced on the final night:

Sunshine in Your Eyes – Keith Camilleri
The Angels are Tired – Manuel
Angel – Chiara
Don't Stop the Party – Ali & Lis
Déjà vu – Olivia Lewis
You – J Anvil
Addio Ciao – Aldo Busuttil
Play On – Pamela
Appreciate – Glen Vella
He – Eleonor Cassar

The sub-final of the 2005 Song for Europe Festival was held on Saturday 8th January at the Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel in St. Julian's. All 50 songs in the sub-final were heard twice, first on CD and then the singers performed the songs live.

In the final contest, singers can only perform one song. If a singer has more than one song that qualifies to the final contest, the song that obtains the highest number of points at the sub-final will be the one they perform at the final. The other song/s would have to be either (a) withdrawn from the competition by their composer or (b) presented to another singer.


Here are the songs in order of appereance during the final contest.


Song Sub-final Performer/s Final Performer Composer/s Lyricist/s
play 01 Love Is The Reason
Charlene and Natasha Charlene and Natasha J."Salle" Sahlin, Johan Bejerholm & Deo Grech
play 02 He Eleonor Cassar Eleonor Cassar Ralph Siegel John O'Flynn
play 03 Don’t Tell It Fabrizio Faniello Fabrizio Faniello Paul Abela Georgina Abela
play 04 One Life Glen & Gunther Gunther Glen & Gunther Gunther Chetcuti
play 05 Addio Ciao Aldo Busuttil Aldo Busuttil Ralph Siegel John O'Flynn
play 06 Sunshine In Your Eyes Keith Camilleri Keith Camilleri Ralph Siegel John O'Flynn
play 07 Don’t' Stop The Party Ali & Lis Ali & Lis Ralph Siegel John O'Flynn
play 08 Time To Fall In Love Again Louisanne Tate Louisanne Tate Ralph Siegel John O'Flynn
play 09 Deja Vu Olivia Lewis Olivia Lewis - 2nd Place Philip Vella Gerard James Borg
play 10 The Sky Is The Limit Rosman Pace Rosman Pace Jorden Milnes Andrew Moulds
play 11 Words Of Love Pamela & Fiona Nadine & Fiona Paul Giordimaina Fleur Balzan
play 12 Through Your Eyes Eleonor Cassar Justine Renato Briffa Doris Chetcuti
play 13 Holding Me Down Karen Polidano Karen Polidano Konrad Pule John P.Casaletto
play 14 There For You WITHDRAWN: Fabrizio Faniello sang Once Again by P. & G.Abela Leontine & Roger Paul Abela Georgina Abela
play 15 We Can Do Better Romina Mamo, Neville Refalo
and Rachel Fabri
R.Mamo, N.Refalo, R.Fabri Carm Fenech Carm Fenech
play 16 It's Up To You The Mics The Mics Wayne Micallef Richard Micallef
play 17 Angel Chiara Chiara - WINNER Chiara Siracusa Chiara Siracusa
play 18 Appreciate Glen Vella Glen Vella Paul Giordimaina Fleur Balzan
play 19 Let's Make A Change The Mics Andreana & Christian Wayne Micallef Richard Micallef
play 20 Play On Pamela Pamela Paul Giordimaina Fleur Balzan
play 21 You J. Anvil J. Anvil - 3rd Place Augusto Cardinali John Attard
play 22 The Angels Are Tired WITHDRAWN: Chiara sang
Marc Paelinck's Sail Away
Manuel Ralph Siegel John O'Flynn

Read Toni Sant's comments about this year's finalists

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  • Chiara is Malta's Eurovision choice once again - 20 February 2005
  • All set for Malta to pick Eurovision entry - 19 February 2005
  • Malta Song for Europe 2005 final participants announced - 19 January 2005
  • New face for Malta Song for Europe 2005 final - 18 January 2005
  • Six Malta Song festival songs need singers - 15 January 2005
  • 22 finalists chosen for Malta Song for Europe 2005 - 10 January 2005
  • Two songs for each singer in Malta Song for Europe 2005 second phase - 22 December 2004
  • 51 songs for second selection phase of Malta Song for Europe 2005 - 13 December 2004
  • Malta Song for Europe 2005 selection delayed - 7 December 2004
  • 186 songs submitted for Maltese Song for Europe Festival - 1 December 2004
  • Agreement reached between Maltasong Board and UKAM - 24 November 2004
  • UKAM orders composers to boycott Festival - 24 November 2004