Claudette Pace

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Claudette Buttigieg (née Pace, 8 February 1968[1]) is a Maltese member of parliament and Deputy Speaker. She is a former TV presenter[2] and former 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.[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] 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.[6]

Political career[edit]

She was elected in the Maltese parliament in 2013 from the 8th district[7] as a member of the Nationalist Party and was a shadow minister for health.[8][9]

She was re-elected in the 2017 general election and appointed Deputy Speaker.



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
  3. ^ Barclay, Simon (2014). The Complete & Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest. Lulu. p. 198. ISBN 9781291831757.
  4. ^ Claudette Pace / Lyrics
  5. ^ No token lady | Claudette Buttigieg
  6. ^ Updated: Claudette Pace to seek legal advice on termination of broadcasting career
  7. ^ Hon. Claudette Buttigieg MP Archived 22 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Attivita’ illegali fiċ-ċimiterju tal-Addolorata
  9. ^ FILMAT: Ir-responsabbiltà politika għandha tintrefa’ f’kull ċirkostanza
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Times Three
with "Believe 'n Peace"
Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Fabrizio Faniello
with "Another Summer Night"

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