Claudia Faniello
Background information
Born (1988-02-25) 25 February 1988 (age 30)
Origin Qawra, Malta
Years active 2000 - present
Associated acts Fabrizio Faniello

Claudia Faniello (born 25 February 1988) is a Maltese singer.


Claudia was born and raised in Qawra, Malta, along with her siblings Fabrizio and Miriana. At the age of twelve, Claudia began to participate in a variety of television shows and participating also in many festivals and placing in top positions. In 2001, at the Phoenicia Hotel in Malta, she won the 'Talentissimi Juniors' - a show organised by 'Actreact'. A year later she sang live with Malta's National Orchestra in aid of impoverished children at the University of Malta. She was accompanied by Malta's ambassadors in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, Julie & Ludwig and also her brother Fabrizio.

At the Mediterranean Conference Festival, in 2003 she sang at a concert with Fabrizio Faniello while a year later she sang again with the National Orchestra with Nadine Axisa, Fabrizio and Philippa. In 2005 she classified fourth on 'Hotspot' - a TV show programmed on Net TV. The year 2006 was the year when she started her experience in the Malta Song For Europe Festival with the song 'High Alert!' - a song composed by Ray Agius. At the same contest she won the award for best new-comer.

She won the Festival Kanzunetta Indipendenza 2006 with the song 'Ma Nafx' - a song composed by Ray Agius. In 2007, despite qualifying for the Malta Song for Europe 2007 Semi-Final with the song "L-Imħabba Għamja" (Love is Blind), she wasn't part of the six songs that gained the right to compete for the final round. She finished 7th.