Artist Profile

Joseph Refalo

Artist Profile


Joseph Refalo

Joseph Refalo first began his music career by 2011 by gigging in various pubs and clubs in Gozo. Later that year, he was one of the finalists in the Summer Hit Song Contest which aired on ONE Television. He participated with the original song “Queen of my Heart” which was composed by Miriam Christine (Malta 1996).

Since then, Joseph has quickly been climbing through the ranks of the local music industry, having successful qualified to the final of the Summer Hit Song Contest 2014, with the song “Fool For Love”, as well as Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza with “F’Dinja Aħjar”.

In 2015, Joseph reached the final of Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza again with “Ħdejk”. Shortly afterwards, he took up a guest residency on “Ħadd Għalik”, a weekly television show which airs on TVM. He also joined the cast of the soap opera, “Ħbieb u Għedewwa”, having a recurring role.

In 2017, Joseph was selected to represent Malta in the OGAEvision Song Contest took place in Berlin, Germany between the 14th and 16th July and then in September made it through to the final of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza for the second consecutive year, this time with a ballad called “Għal Ftit”.

In 2018, Joseph took part in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with the group, Avenue Sky. They finished 9th with “We Can Run”. In 2019, he participated in the final of L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2019 with “Id-Ditta tal-Ġlekk”. | Find out more about this artist and others like them at

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Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest

Malta debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1971 and was represented by Joe Grech and the song “Marija L-Maltija”, which finished last. Malta competed again in 1972 and 1975 but then withdrew until their return in 1991. During the 1990s Malta only once finished outside of the top 10, and in 1998 they came within just 7 points of victory. It was Chiara who brought the country their 3rd place finish in 1998, and who went on to finish in 2nd at the 2005 contest in Kyiv. The only other artist to finish 2nd for Malta is Ira Losco, who was 12 points away from victory in 2002. They are the longest participating country never to have won the Eurovision Song Contest. | Find out more about this artist and others like them at

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