Christabelle – Taboo

Born in 1992, Christabelle has been performing on stage since the age of three. Following a brief stint on television in her teens – during which she hosted Teen Traffic and Teen Trouble (both nominated for a Malta Television Award) – Christabelle decided to focus on her career in music, which led her to study music at Mount St. Mary’s College in Hollywood, and participate in several song contests including the Junior Eurovision in Malta, and in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, amongst others.

For the past six years, the eight-time Bay Music Awards-winner has been working with American and British producers on a string of hit songs, including ‘I Wanna Know’, ‘Flame’, ‘Naturally’, ‘Every Time I Bleed’, ‘Everything About You’, ‘Say’, and ‘Fall for You’, with many of them reaching the Number 1 spot in the local charts. In 2009, she was hand-picked by Gigi D’Alessio to perform alongside him during his concert at the Palalottomatica in Rome. She has also opened for world-renowned singer Laura Pausini here in Malta, and performed at Isle of MTV 2017.

Christabelle has taken part in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC) three times, and her song ‘Rush’ reached the second place in 2014. She believes that, due to its popularity all over Europe and the world, the song contest is one of the best ways for Maltese and European artists to get their music out there and to share their message.

Her entry for this year’s MESC, ‘Taboo’, is a song that addresses the importance of compassion when it comes to mental illness. A cause that’s very close to the artist’s heart, she hopes that this song will get people to talk more openly about mental illness, making it easier for those suffering from it to open up to family and friends.

Her message to her fans is a simple yet powerful one: “Let no one take your dreams away from you; in fact, make sure you surround yourself with positive people! Also, whatever you do, keep studying – having an education is as important as anything in life.”