Malta: MESC 2023 First Qualifying Round Tonight!

The time to learn Malta’s song for Eurovision 2023 is here! For the second year in a row, the island country is using the format of a national final and is organizing MESC 2023, through which they are going to select their representative for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest.

40 artists are going to take part in Malta’s selection process for Eurovision 2023. Five shows in total, three qualifying rounds, one semi-final and the Grand Final, will select the artist and the song that is going to represent Malta in Liverpool.

The hosts of the three qualifying rounds of MESC 2023 will be Ryan and Josmar.

The first qualifying round of MESC 2023 will be broadcasted at 21:00 CET. You can watch it through the live broadcast of TVM’s official website, by clicking HERE.


Today, we are going to see 13 artists, out of the 40 competing in MESC 2023, in tonight’s first qualifying round.

The artists that will compete in tonight’s show are:

  1. Haley – “Tik Tok”
  2. Stefan Xuereb – “What Do You Want?”
  3. Clintess – “Lura qatt”
  4. Fabrizio Faniello – “Try to Be Better”
  5. Eliana Gomez Blanco – “Guess What”
  6. Christian Arding – “Eku ċar”
  7. Jason Scerri – “Anything Can Happen”
  8. Maria Debono – “X’allegrija”
  9. Geo Debono – “The Mirror”
  10. Mikhail – “Leħen fiċ-ċpar”
  11. Aidan – “Reġina”
  12. Nathan – “Creeping Walls”
  13. Klinsmann – “Piranha”

It’s worth mentioning that the Maltese public television hasn’t announced the full running order, but instead, they have revealed only the first song of the nigh and that is “Tik Tok” by Haley.

The Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2023 (MESC 2023)

MESC 2023 will take place in five competitive rounds: three qualifying rounds, one semi-final and the Grand Final.

13 song will compete in the first two qualifying rounds, while 14 will take part in the third one. Eight songs will advance to the semi-final from each of the three qualifying rounds.

The 24 songs that will qualify to the Semi-Final will be determined through the voting of both the jury and the public. Through the semi-final, the 16 artists that will compete in the Grand Final, will be decided.

The program of MESC 2023

  • Quarter-Final 1 – January 13th
  • Quarter-Final 2 – January 20th
  • Quarter-Final 3 – January 27th
  • Semi-Final – February 9th
  • Grand Final – February 11th

Until we learn who is going to represent Malta in Eurovision 2023, lets remember their song for last year’s contest. Emma Muscat was the winner of MESC 2022 with the song “Out of Sight”. In the end she represented Malta in Eurovision 2022 with the song “I Am what I Am” but she didn’t manage to qualify for the Grand Final ending up in 16th place of the Second Semi-final:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Maltese participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!

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