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Claudia Faniello

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Quick Facts

Claudia Faniello

25 February 1988

🇲🇹 Maltese

National Selection
Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2017
Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Malta Eurosong 2011
GO Malta Eurosong 2010
GO Malta Eurosong 2009
Malta Song For Europe 2008
Malta Song For Europe 2007

In Eurovision
2017 Kyiv

Breathlessly (2017)


Claudia Faniello is a Maltese singer. Together with her siblings Fabrizio and Miriana, Claudia was born and raised in the Maltese town of Qawra. Her dad is from Italy.
When she was twelve years old, Claudia started appearing on a variety of television programs. She also took part in numerous festivals and won the first place.  In 2001, she took first place in the Talentissimi Juniors competition held at the Phoenicia Hotel in Malta. She performed live with Malta’s National Orchestra a year later at the University of Malta to raise money for underprivileged kids. 

Claudia performed in concert with her brother Fabrizio Faniello at the Mediterranean Conference Festival in 2003, and a year later she performed once more with the National Orchestra alongside Philippa, Nadine Axisa, and Fabrizio. She placed fourth on the 2005 season of the Net TV program Hotspot. With the song “High Alert!” written by Ray Agius, she began her involvement in the Malta Music For Europe Festival in the year 2006. She took up the prize for best newcomer in the same competition.

Claudia won the 2006 Festival Kanzunetta Indipendenza with Ray Agius’ song “Ma Nafx,”. She sang “L-Imabba Gamja” (Love is Blind), which earned her a spot in the Malta Song for Europe 2007 Semi-Final. It was the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. She didn’t make it to the final round. In the summer of 2007, Claudia recorded the song “Wild Flower.

With the songs “Caravaggio” and “Sunrise,” she qualified for the Go Malta Song for Europe  in 2008. Both tracks made it into the top eight. “Caravaggio,” placed second, while with the song “Sunrise,” she became third. She returned for a third time to the Maltese Eurovision final the following year, but she was still excluded from the final three songs competing for a spot in Moscow 2009. With her song “Blue Sonata,” which Ray Agius wrote and arranged, she reached the 4th place.

With the song “Samsara,” written by Gerard James Borg and arranged by Philip Vella, she advanced to the Go Malta Eurosong 2010 final. She reached the 8th place. In August 2010, she issued her debut album, “Convincingly Better”. Faniello’s song “Cinema in my Thoughts” placed 9th in the Malta Eurosong 2011 final. With her song “Pure,” Faniello finished second in the Malta Eurosong 2012 competition. A year later, the song “When it’s time” reached the 7th place.

Faniello won the national final for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Breathlessly,” represented Malta. Unfortunately she didn’t manage to reach the final with her song. After the contest, she performed at the Eurovision Weekend in Berlin and at the Amsterdam Pride. She became the brand ambassador for NIVEA. She also hosted Miss Malta 2017.

In 2019 Claudia sang in the Faces of Friends Festival in Moldova, which Malta won. On 30 August of that year Claudia release a new song called “Fallin”. The song reached the Swedish I-Tunes pop chart. In the Malta Top10 she reached the 6th place.

Claudia released another song titled “Say” in June 2020. She dropped a brand-new track titled “When is it” on 1 October 2021. In 2022 she took part in the festival Muzika Muzika with a song in Maltese, “Ġmielek”.



🇲🇹 Malta



Gerard James Borg

Philip Vella
Sean Vella
Gerard James Borg

Chantal Hartmann
Jeannette Marchewka
Hanna Köpf
Janina Krömer

Results Semi

Points: 55
Position: 16
Running order: 4

Results Finals

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