Singing This Song

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Malta "Singing This Song"
Eurovision Song Contest 1975 entry
Country Malta
Artist(s) Renato Micallef
As Renato
Language English
Composer(s) Sammy Galea
Lyricist(s) M. Iris Mifsud
Finals performance
Final result 12th
Final points 32
Appearance chronology
◄ "L-imħabba" (1972)   
"Could It Be" (1991) ►

"Singing This Song" was the Maltese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1975, performed in English (the first occasion on which the Maltese entry had not featured any lyrics in Maltese) by Renato.

The song is an up-tempo number, with Renato urging his listeners not to worry if bad things happen to them, but rather to "Join in singing this song". The final line of the song appeared in a medley of "attractive male performers" at the Congratulations special in late 2005.

The song was performed tenth on the night (following the United Kingdom's The Shadows with "Let Me Be the One" and preceding Belgium's Ann Christy with "Gelukkig zijn"). At the close of voting, it had received 32 points, placing 12th in a field of 19.

After three entries, and having experienced only modest success, Malta withdrew from the Eurovision Song Contest. Interest in a return developed over the 1980s, but due to a restriction on the number of entrants, the country was ineligible to enter. Following The Netherlands' withdrawal from the 1991 Contest, however, Malta was able to take up the vacant position. Thus, the song was succeeded as Maltese representative at the 1991 Contest by Georgina & Paul Giordimaina with "Could It Be".