2017 Breaking News Editorials Latest News Malta Now and Then: Claudia Faniello By Romeo Lewis Posted on April 10, 2017 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr In a new series of articles, we will be looking at the 2017 participants and how they began their Eurovision journey. Not their 2017 journey, but from the first time they tried to take part in Eurovision. Basically we will be looking at the artists – Now and Then. The first act we will be taking a look at is the representative of Malta, Claudia Faniello, who will perform her entry “Breathlessly” in Eurovision next month. Claudia, the sister of two time Eurovision participant, Fabrizio Faniello, first took part in the Maltese national final back in 2004. Eleven entries later, Claudia finally won the right to represent her country in Eurovision. Claudia’s previous attempts: 2006 – High Alert – 12th place 2007 – L-Imħabba Għamja – 7th place 2008 – Caravaggio – 2nd place 2008 – Sunrise – 3rd place 2009 – Midas Touch – DNQ 2009 – Blue Sonata – 4th place 2010 – Samsara – 8th place 2011 – Move in my mind – 9th place 2012 – Pure – 2nd place 2013 – When it’s time – 7th place So let’s take a look at how Claudia has changed from her first Malta Song For Europe participation to her victory in Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2017.