Claudette Pace

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Claudette Buttigieg (née Pace, 8 February 1968[1]) is a Maltese member of parliament, Deputy Speaker, and former TV presenter[2] and singer.

Personal life and Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Born in Naxxar, she won the Malta Song For Europe festival in January 2000, with the song Desire The song is her debut and only single.[3][4] She toured Germany, Australia and Sweden, the host nation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 before the main event where her entry Desire finished in eighth place. The song was subsequently chosen as the official song for UK's 2001 gay pride.[5][6] She was the only television presenter that worked with the main three Maltese television networks, being One TV, NET TV and TVM. She was acquitted from continuing her career as presenter on National TV (TVM) due to her entering politics.[7]

Political career[edit]

She was elected in the Maltese parliament in 2013 from the 8th district[8] as a member of the Nationalist Party and was a shadow minister for health.[9][10]

She was re-elected in the 2017 general election and appointed Deputy Speaker. She was also re-elected in the 2022 Maltese general election.[11]



Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Desire" 2000 Non-album singles


  1. ^ Celebrity Birthday Directory. Axiom Information Resources. 2005. p. 66. ISBN 9780943213811.
  2. ^ "Claudette Buttigieg says her political contribution will only now make a difference". Malta Today. 14 October 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  3. ^ Barclay, Simon (2014). The Complete & Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest. Lulu. p. 198. ISBN 9781291831757.
  4. ^ Claudette Pace / Lyrics
  5. ^ "Pink Ball for Pride event". Dorset Echo. Retrieved 19 June 2022.
  6. ^ Miriam Dalli (22 May 2013). "No token lady - Claudette Buttigieg". Malta Today. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Updated: Claudette Pace to seek legal advice on termination of broadcasting career". Times of Malta. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  8. ^ Hon. Claudette Buttigieg MP Archived 22 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Attivita' illegali fiċ-ċimiterju tal-Addolorata" (in Maltese). 14 October 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  10. ^ "FILMAT: Ir-responsabbiltà politika għandha tintrefa' f'kull ċirkostanza" (in Maltese). 26 May 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Buttigieg-claudette". 13 April 2022.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by

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