Malta's Claudia Faniello fails to qualify to Eurovision final

Disappointment for Malta as Claudia Faniello fails to qualify to Eurovision final 

11 May 2017, 11:07pm
Claudia Faniello singing 'Breathlessly' at tonight's Eurovision semi-final
Claudia Faniello singing 'Breathlessly' at tonight's Eurovision semi-final
Malta will not take part in Saturday’s Eurovision final, after Claudia Faniello failed to qualify from the second semi-final tonight.

Faniello was the fourth singer to take to the stage in Kiev tonight, with her ballad ‘Breathlessly’ but she did not gain enough votes to finish among the top ten of the 18 countries and qualify to the final.

Her final position will not be revealed until after the results of the final on Saturday, but bookies had forecast that she will finish a poor 16th out of 18 countries.

The ten countries who qualified tonight are Bulgaria, Belarus, Croatia, Hungary, Denmark, Israel, Romania, Norway, the Netherlands, and Austria.