Malta is the next Mediterranean Island to declare details of their national final today. Just a couple of hours ago the Maltese national broadcaster TVM released details of the shortlisted songs that they have selected to be part of their selection show to chose who will represent them at next years Eurovision in Lisbon.
The broadcaster made an appeal back in July for song writers to submit their entries for TVM to shortlist. It was open to all artists and composers who are from Malta.
This year they received 129 entries which is a decrease in the amount that was presented last year. This may have had something to do with Claudia Faniello failing to progress to the final at this years contest. From the 129 songs they have received, TVM have narrowed it down to 30.
However, over the next few weeks the panel will once again sift through the entries, and a total of 16 will be chosen to perform in Malta's national final (MESC) which is expected to be held in February 2018. Again, just like last year, the country has opted for the televote, and this alone will determine 100% which artist will follow in Claudia's shoes.
The list of artists and songs are as follows:
Abire Sekkaki – "Casablanca love"
Aidan – "Dai laga"
AIDAN – "See you"
Avenue Sky – "We can run"
Brooke Borg – "Heart of gold"
Christabelle Borg – "Taboo"
Dan – "If only"
Danica Muscat – "One step at a time"
Deborah C – "Turn it up"
Deborah C & Joseph Tabone – "Human"
Dominic Cini – "Picture I draw"
Eleanor Cassar – "Back to life"
Ishmael Grech – "Good times"
Jasmine Abela – "Supernovas"
Kelsey Bellante – "Super woman"
Kevin Paul – "Great adventure"
Kimberley Cortis – "Monsters"
Kurt Anthony – "You will find me"
Lawrence Gray – "Love renegade"
Malcolm Pisani – "Kiss"
Matthew Caruana – "Call 2morrow"
Mikhail Attard & Cherylis Camileri – "Breaking point"
Miriana Conte – "Rocket"
Nicole Azzopardi – "Mixed feelings"
Petra Whiteford – "Evolution"
Raquel Galdes – "In my mind"
Rhiannon Micallef – "Beyond blue horizons"
Richard Joe – "Song for dad"
Stefan Galea – "Closer"
Tiziana Calleja – "First time"
Are there any artists that look familiar to you? Let us know in the comments below?
Last year Malta was represented by Claudia Faniello with the song, "Breathlessly" and failed to qualify for the final. The juries enjoyed her performance giving her 55 points placing Caludia 9th. The public vote however was severe where she came last with 0 points. On the night Malta came 18th.
Relive Claudia's Eurovision moment here:
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