Song for Europe : Malta Song for Europe 2006


The Malta Song for Europe 2006 final was held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on Saturday 4 th February, 2006. The winner, Fabrizio Faniello, will represent Malta at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest in Greece in May.

Over two hundred submissions were narrowed down to 50 and on the 17th December 2005, sixteen songs made it to this year's festival.

This year the MaltaSong Board together with Aceline launched the Opportunity 2 contest which resulted in two others songs, interpreted by new singers, being chosen to participate with the other sixteen finalists.

The winning song, which will eventually represent Malta in Greece during the Eurovision 2006 on the 20th of May, was selected by the public, through televoting. There was no technical or professional judging and so the winning song is simply the popular choice through 100% televoting. A 10-minute voting session started immediately after all the 18 songs are performed on the final night.

Fabrizio Faniello’s song, written by Aldo Spiteri and composed by Fabrizio himself garnered 7,729 votes. This is the second time Fabrizio will represent Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2001, he placed 9th when he represented Malta with the song “Another Summer Night”. Olivia Lewis placed second with the song “Spare a Moment” which landed itself 7,623 votes. Olivia was followed by Trilogy whose song “This Heart of Mine” earned 4,954 points.

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


Song Singer/s Votes Composer/s Lyricist/s
play 01 You Too
J.Anvil 4933 Augusto Cardinali Giovann Attard
play 02 Amazing Anna Belle 2107 Philip Vella Gerard James Borg
play 03 Only Till The Morning Ali & Lis 3907 John David Zammit Paul Callus
play 04 Stay With Me Lara 1637 Chan Vella Paul Callus
play 05 Echoes Of Gaia Natasha and Charlene 2836 Charlene Grima Natasha Grima & Deo Grech
play 06 I Promise You Manuel 3782 Miriam Christine Miriam Christine
play 07 I Do Fabrizio Faniello 7729 Aldo Spiteri and Fabrizio Faniello
play 08 Tell Me Eleonor Cassar 2646 Paul Giordimaina Fleur Balzan
play 09 This Heart Of Mine Trilogy 4954 Paul Abela Joe Julian Farrugia
play 10 So Good Andreana  635 Alfred Zammit Alfred Zammit
play 11 Time Paul Giordimaina & Morena 3046 Paul Giordimaina Fleur Balzan
play 12 Reachin' Out Pamela 2371 Paul Giordimaina Fleur Balzan
play 13 Stronger Christian Arding 4075 Charlene Grima Deo Grech
play 14 Waves Nadine Axisa 1680 Vinne Vella Jr. Ray Tabone
play 15 It Just Comes Natural Josef and Amanda 1980 Clinton Paul Clinton Paul
play 16 You're My Dream Kevin Borg 3590 Jason Cassar Sunny Aquilina
play 17 High Alert! Claudia Faniello 2416 Ray Agius Godwin Sant
play 18 Spare A Moment Olivia Lewis 7623 Ray Agius Godwin Sant

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

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  • Malta set to vote for 2006 Song for Europe - 4 February 2006
  • Malta Song for Europe 2006 finalists announced - 8 January 2006
  • 50 songs pass Malta Song for Europe first round - 11 December 2005
  • 220 submissions for Malta Song for Europe 2006 - 5 December 2005