Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006

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Eurovision Song Contest 2006
Country  Malta
National selection
Selection process Song for Europe 2006
Selection date(s) 4 February 2006
Selected entrant Fabrizio Faniello
Selected song "I Do"
Finals performance
Final result 24th, 1 point
Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Malta’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was I do by Fabrizio Faniello, who was chosen by the Maltese public by televoting in a live televised final. I do has been described as a very up-tempo pop song that contains Swedish sounds. The song is written and composed by Aldo Spiteri & Fabrizio Faniello.

Fabrizio Faniello is a popular Maltese pop singer, who was born on 27 April 1981 and showed an interest in music at a young age by performing at festivals. His incredible talent and determination brought him to the Malta Song For Europe Festival in 1998 where he placed 2nd with the song “More Than Just A Game.” One of his biggest career highlights was when he reached 9th place at the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 with his hit “Another Summer Night.” Since then Fabrizio has had many successful albums and singles in Malta and internationally. Fabrizio’s current release is entitled “Believe” which contains the successful single, “Love On The Radio.”

After automatically qualifying for the final due to the 2nd-placed 2005 performance by Chiara, Faniello scored only one point (which he received from Albania), ending in last place.

Result of National Final[edit]

Song Singer Points Place
1 "You Too" J. Anvil 4933 4
2 "Amazing" Anabelle Debono 2107 14
3 "Only Till The Morning" Ali & Lis 3907 6
4 "It Just Comes Natural" Josef Tabone & Amanda Farrugia 1980 15
5 "Echoes Of Gaia" Charlene & Natasha 2836 10
6 "I Promise You" Manuel Xuereb 3782 7
7 "I Do" Fabrizio Faniello 7729 1
8 "Tell Me" Eleanor Cassar 2646 11
9 "This Heart Of Mine" Trilogy 4954 3
10 "So Good" Andreana 635 18
11 "Time" Paul Giordimaina & Morena 3046 9
12 "Reachin' Out" Pamela 2371 13
13 "Stronger" Christian Arding 4075 5
14 "Waves" Nadine Axisa 1680 16
15 "Stay With Me" Lara Azzopardi 1637 17
16 "You're My Dream" Kevin Borg 3590 8
17 "High Alert" Claudia Faniello 2416 12
18 "Spare A Moment" Olivia Lewis 7623 2

During the show, controversy was caused due to the fact that the songs Only till the Morning performed by Ali and Lis and I Do by Fabrizio Faniello (the latter actually won) had sound problems. One of the performers of "Only till the Morning" had a microphone switched off and the other singer covered all lines for her. Fabrizio Faniello's microphone had been going on and off during the performance.

Both songs were guaranteed a second performance during the night which turned out fine.

Well aware of the technical problems which haunted the previous year's televoting system, the organisers had a backup jury ready to cast its vote. Eventually it was revealed that the winning entry of the backup jury's vote was "Echoes of Gaia" by Charlene & Natasha.

Points Awarded by Malta[edit]

Points Awarded to Malta[edit]

Points Awarded to Malta (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]