Eurovision 2024: Malta’s first rehearsal!

The acts from the second semi-final take the stage today for their first rehearsals for Eurovision 2024. Sarah Bonnici from Malta kicks off today’s rehearsals, since she is set to perform first on the Semi Final, on May 9th. The singer represents her country with “Loop”, a highly upbeat track that showcases her dancing abilities.

Who is Sarah Bonnici?

Sarah has had vocal lessons from Miriam Christine, who was Malta’s Eurovision entry in 1996, performing In A Woman’s Heart at the Contest in Oslo. Miriam encouraged Sarah to take part in competitions herself, and from there she went on to take 3rd place in Malta Junior Eurosong in 2009.

Sarah has a star-studded songwriting team for Loop, and has also been part of the artistry. Linnea Deb and Joy Deb are well-known in the world of Eurovision, having written Måns Zelmerlöw’s Heroes which won the Contest for Sweden in 2015. Michael Joe Cini, known as Micimago, co-wrote Malta’s 2023 entry for The Busker, Dance (Our Own Party). And for Kevin Lee, this will be his 5th time working behind the scenes at the Eurovision Song Contest in some form or another. They’re joined by Leire Gotxi Angel and Sebastian Pritchard-James, who started as street performers and have now racked up over 9 million streams on their tracks.

The Rehearsal

The main dancing routine is largely the same as in the music video, other than having been polished up a bit in places. BUT the dance break has had a rework – it still has the flip, but with added shirt removal by the four male backing dancers, and also…blindfolds. There’s a very impressive salsa-style shoulder lift.

Costume-wise, Sarah is in a sparkly silver bodysuit, and THE CUBES are getting their first LED action of the day. Not that anyone will be looking at the graphics – this is QUITE the show.

PYRO UPDATE! Fireworks during the big note in the bridge before the final chorus, and a big firework finish. We are now fully awake.

Malta first rehearsal at Eurovision 2024. Credit: Corinne Cumming/EBU



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The official Eurovision account on TikTok shared a short clip of Malta’s rehearsal, which you can watch below:

@eurovision Malta’s @Sarah Bonnici has got the m-m-m-moves #Eurovision2024 ♬ original sound – Eurovision

On Thursday, May 2, Malta will have its second rehearsal. This is when we will get a better look at Sarah Bonnici’s performance on the Eurovision stage, as the official TV snippet will be released.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Maltese Eurovision 2024 entry!


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Malta: Will Sarah Bonnici’s “Loop” undergo a revamp?

It looks like Sarah Bonnici will be representing Malta in the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in May in Malmö, Sweden, with a revamped version of “Loop”.

The singer revealed to her followers, through an Instagram story, that she is currently in Stockholm, working in the studio alongside Linnea Deb and Joy Deb. Both have previously taken part in the competition. Specifically, they signed “Heroes”, with which Måns Zelmerlöw won the 2015 Eurovision song contest, along with other entries like Senhit’s “Adrenalina” and Saara Aalto’s “Monsters”.

The above made many fans believe that Sarah Bonnici will revamp her Eurovision 2024 entry. The national broadcaster has not yet confirmed this information, though.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the Eurovision 2024 updates!

Source: @sarah.bonnici / Instagram 

Malta: These are the finalists of MESC 2023!

With the slogan “Let us shine” and presented by former Eurovision participants Glen Vella(Malta 2011) and Amber(Malta 2015), the semi-final of MESC 2023, Malta’s national selection for Eurovision 2023, has just been finished. After 3 quarterfinals in 13,20 and 27 of January, 24 acts competed today for a spot in the final, with 16 of them qualifying.

The 16 acts qualified to Saturday’s final after a combination of jury and public vote are the following:

The final phase of Malta’s national selection will be concluded on Saturday 11/2, when we will know who will succeed Emma Muscat and win the ticket for Liverpool!

Stay tuned on EurovisionFun for more!

Malta: Listen to the songs of MESC 2022!

With the slogan, What a feeling, the Maltese public television, TVM, decided to hold a national final for the selection of its participation in Eurovision 2022. Thus, MESC returns for the first time after 2018.

We already know the 22 artists and songwriters who will compete in the MESC 2022 Semifinal, but we also had the opportunity to listen to excerpts from the candidate songs.

The Lyric Videos of the 22 songs, which will compete in MESC 2022, were recently revealed through the social media of Malta for Eurovision.

You can listen to the candidate songs in the list below by clicking on the song titles:

Among the artists is Jessica Muscat who represented San Marino at Eurovision 2018. Also, the representative of the country in 2014, Richard Micallef, but also the representative of Malta at Junior Eurovision 2010, Nicole Azzopardi. Of course, many candidates have a lot of experience in MESC, as they have tried several times in the past to represent the island of the Knights in the competition.

Out of the 22 participants, only 16 will advance to the Final. The Semifinal will take place on February 17, while the Final on Saturday, February 19.

Malta was represented last year by Destiny, with Je Me Casse, finishing seventh in the final:

Did you single out any of the MESC 2022 songs? Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all news regarding Malta’s participation in Eurovision.

Source / Photo: Eurovision Malta / TVM