Things have been quite mixed for Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest. The country has, since its debut in 1971, taken part 30 times, so far without winning. In the first 20 years, the country weren't a dedicated participant. It wasn't until 1991, things became steady.
With Ira Losco who came second in 2002 with the charming song 7th Wonder, and Chiara who did the same three years later singing Angel, the country have been close to winning twice.
When semi-finals were introduced in 2004, Malta ran into a period with quite mixed results. From 2007 to 2017, Malta failed to reach the final on five occasions. An 8th place for Gianluca Bezzina in 2013 is the only time, the country secured themselves a top 10 result, in that period.