Maltese singer and representative of the island at Eurovision Song Contest 1994, Chris Scicluna passed away at the age of 62. Chris was better known as part of the duo Chris & Moira in which he performed alongside his wife Moira Stafrace. The two of them were seventh representatives of Malta at the contest and they achieved the second best result for the country at that time, placing 5th with 97 points. They performed the song “More than Love” in Dublin. Moira thanked Chris for the past 27 years as she shared the news of his death on Facebook this morning.
Chris Scicluna was born in Malta in 1959. He recorded his first album with the title “Starlights” back in 1979, later on an album “Ever Changing Moods” was released in 1990 by a band called Getting Closer. One of the songs from the band Getting Closer second album ‘This Time’ was selected to be the Maltese entry at Eurovision 1993 performed by the singer William Mangion. In the same year Chris met Moira and together they composed the song “More than Love”, which went on to represent Malta at Eurovision 1994. That wasn’t the only time Chris performed at the Eurovision stage as he returned to the show five years later as a backing vocalist, for the song he wrote together with his wife Moira, “Believe ‘n Peace” performed by the girl band Times Three. You can check the performance of “More Than Love” by Christ & Moira below
Our sincere condolences go to Moira and the rest of the family and friends in this difficult time. May he rest in peace.
Tonight Maltese national selection for Eurovision 2022 takes place and during it’s second night they are organising a special show which will commemorate the singers who represented Malta in the contest since their debut in 1971. Well known artists will be performing together with the contestants in a duet. Except those performances the show will feature archived footage with interviews given by the singers who were Maltese representatives through the years.