The Maltese national broadcaster, PBS, confirmed that the country will participate in Eurovision 2023. In parallel, it announced that the song submissions will be opened at October 17th until October 31st. The participants selected for MESC will be announced in November.
Joħorġu r-regolamenti tal-Malta Eurovision Song Contest https://t.co/S0KzHUC0ke
— Television Malta (@TelevisionMalta) September 2, 2022
Through the selection process, a jury will choose the 40 songs that will compete at Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2023. Quarterfinals will remain, and in each one 10 songs will compete with 6 of them being able to progress through the Semi-Final. At all the shows, the voting will consist of both jury voting and public televote.
The announcement of dates did not stop there, as PBS also published the dates for the MESC shows. The dates of the shows are the following:
- Quarterfinal One – January 13th
- Quarterfinal Two – January 20th
- Quarterfinal Three – January 27th
- Quarterfinal Four – February 3rd
- Semi-Final – February 9th
- Grand Final – February 11th
Full rules can be read here
In Eurovision 2022 Malta was represented by Emma Muscat and the song “I Am What I Am”, finishing 16th at the Second Semi-Final. Initially, Emma Muscat won MESC 2022 with the song “Out of Sight” but later decided to use the right given by the MESC rules to change the winning song. In the end, she represented Malta with “I Am What I Am”.