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Eurovision 2023: Malta’s First Rehearsal!

The second act that steps on the stage of the M&S Bank Arena for their first rehearsal are The Busker. The boy band is ready to represent Malta at the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, after winning MESC 2023 with their song “Dance (Our Own Party)”!

Who are The Busker?

The Maltese indie pop band “The Busker” was formed in October 2012 and currently consists of David “Dav.Jr” Meilak, Jean Paul Borg and Sean Meachen. The group draws inspiration from 1960s pop bands such as The Beatles and The Beach Boys. They started posting covers and original music on YouTube. Their debut album, “Telegram”, was released in 2017, followed by “Ladies and Gentlemen” the following year. After winning MESC 2023, they are set to represent the island nation at Eurovision 2023.

The rehearsal

This is a funretro funk/pop performance, with an epic sax hook. Staging-wise, The Busker have brought quite a few props, with a four-part set that includes a party house (featuring the Destiny cardboard cutout), a yellow park bench and a lamppost, a red car and a tiny room with a sofa. The band dance between each part of the set, and it’s a clever visual storytelling in 3 acts.

The act features an outfit-change, as the chunky sweaters are swapped out for silver sequins for the final chorus.

Below you can watch a small clip from Malta’s first rehearsal from Tik Tok:

@eurovision The Busker bring the party! 🎉🇲🇹 #Eurovision2023 #eurovision @the_busker ♬ original sound – Eurovision

Corinne Cumming / EBU

Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

The second rehearsal of Malta will take place on Wednesday May 3 so we will get a better idea of what we will see from The Busker on stage.

Source: eurovision.tv


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The Netherlands: All the performances of “Eurovision in Concert 2023”!

Eurovision in Concert 2023 took place in AFAS Live in Amsterdam, last night, with 29 of this year’s entrants performing live.

The concert was hosted by Cornald Maas and Hila Noorzai. Cornald has been the Dutch Eurovision commentator since 2006. Hila is a radio DJ and member of the committee that selected this year’s Dutch representatives (Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper). She also hosted the Eurovision 2021 press conference in Rotterdam.

The artists that performed last night were the following:

Albania – Albina & Kelmendi Familija

Balcan sounds and consistent vocals is what we got from Albina and the Kelmendi Family! Might be the suprise entry of this year.

Armenia – Brunette

Brunette singing about her Future Lover with ethereal vocals and the crowds singing along. Beautiful performance!

Australia – Voyager

Voyager give what they promise! Rock and electronic sounds, so 2025! What is concerning though, is that even though their song is supposed to be very uplifting, the crowd was too static. Also falsetto was not always on point.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx73Q68eWwU

Austria – Teya & Salena

That’s not a song where you can show off some unreal vocals, however it’s the song that will definitely make you dance! And Teya & Salena deliver, solid vocals and much much fun! One of my personal favourites and if you ask me, a finalist and highly likely a Top5 entry!

Azerbaijan – TuralTuranX

TuralTuranX “tell us more” about their entry this year, however I’m still not getting it. A song that I could listen to the radio without complaining, but wouldn’t catch my eye/ear at the contest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XiT0RvJPn0

Belgium – Gustaph

The queerest entry of the year! His vocals are as good as the studio version! He is a fun guy! This is the kind of entries that I would like to qualify, even though that’s not the style of songs that I normally listen to!

Czechia – Vesna

I can only comment on their vocals. They were okay. However, this entry started off as a potential winner, but I’m not getting that vibe, at least not yet. But hey! It’s just a party performance! Let’s wait for their contest rehearsals!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CocNlkxpxdg

Denmark – Reiley

Danish heart-throb Reiley, had his best performance to date. Some minor vocal issues, but overall a nice performance!

Estonia – Alika

Nice song and great vocals! But for me, it’s no more than just that. I wouldn’t be surprised if Estonia got disqualified.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UKYFFFWjgU

Finland – Käärijä

Normally, that’s a song that I can’t stand listening to for more than 10 seconds. Strangely, combined to his eccentric looks and his super nice personality, I could now handle listening to his entire Amsterdam performance! Personal opinion aside, I can totally see why this is a contender for the win.

France – La Zarra

Unfortunately, after a statement in her personal Twitter account, La Zarra announced that she has to cancel her appearance in Amsterdam, due to personal circumstances.

Germany – Lord of the Lost

I can’t be objective, I don’t like this style of music. I can only be objective about their vocal abilities, which are on point I must admit!

Iceland – Diljá

That’s a song that I would add to my daily playlist, however, this song lacks something that I still don’t know what it is! Diljá’s voice is great admitedly!

Ireland – Wild Youth

Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” x “Ritmo De La Noche” x “We Are One” would be a great mashup! I low-key like this song and I loved their Amsterdam performance. But something tells me that they will struggle to qualify this year. Let’s see what happens!

Latvia – Sudden Lights

Another performance that sounds exactly like the recorded version of their song! I didn’t see the love from the AFAS Live crowd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1qFm5Wtkgg

Lithuania – Monika Linkytė

Monika definitely sounds even better than the studio version of the song. She will try to claim a high placement in the rankings of the jury voting in this year’s contest! In the beginning I didn’t quite like “Stay“, I can now say that I love her vocals on this track!

Malta – The Busker

They were not bad, not at all sounding bad live, but were they as good as it needs to be to qualify to the final show of Eurovision Song Contest? Song-wise I think not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIswu3YrrfU

Moldova – Pasha Parfeni

Despite the technical issues with his Madrid performance, Pasha, the Moldovan 2012 representative and returning artist of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, managed to pull off his performance. Great vocals and energy overall!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7LsW-dA_0U

Netherlands – Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper

It’s really sad to see my 2nd place to perform questionably in their own country’s party concert. Their vocals sound a bit off at times and as a duo their vocals don’t seem to connect on their live performance. I hope they fix it till their semi-final, I don’t want to see them become the shocking non-qualifier of the year.

Norway – Alessandra

Very much improved vocally, Alessandra, gets carried away by the strength of her song and her fans are absolutely loving it! The whistle note was so-so. She will improve, I am sure!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F97_a4eMpK0

Romania – Theodor Andrei

Theodor has a nice voice, but this song is totally “Off and On” so one would either like it or not. I don’t.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyin57pzpcc

San Marino – Piqued Jacks

Their are very very good vocally. Their lead vocalist sounds like Klaus Meine, frontman of Scorpions band. Their song is not at all bad after all.

Slovenia – Joker Out

I simply love this band and this song! One of my favourites! I love how they sound in each and every appearance they make before the contest. I hope they continue delivering up until the Eurovision finals!

Spain – Blanca Paloma

A blend of flamenco and modern sounds, bringing Spanish tradition to 2023. Her vocals are absolutely amazing. I just don’t get the hype around this entry, it is a great entry for Spain, but definitely not a top 3 entry as many fans are claiming over at social media!

Sweden – Loreen

Her vocals are out of this world! Another amazing performance of the former Eurovision 2012 winner and potential 2023 winner! And for those that claim that she sings with the assistance of an Auto-Tune device, I can assure you that even when she rehearsed in the corridors of Malmö Arena or Friends Arena during the Melodifestivalen season, she sounded exactly the same, or even better than the studio version! My winner for sure!

Switzerland – Remo Forrer

I absolutely love his Amsterdam (and every single one of his) live performance! I can’t wait to see this song complete and staged and Remo joined by his four dancers! I think he will qualify! But let’s wait and see!

Ukraine – TVORCHI

I love TVORCHI and their song and their Amsterdam performance. They sounded really really good, I am a fan of their style of music, but I don’t see this entry winning. Let’s see another country winning this year!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOFkzKOkc_k

United Kingdom – Mae Muller

Come on, she doesn’t sound as atrocious as most of the Twitter people claim. And at least she enjoys it and the crowd loves her! I hope she will do much better in Liverpool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EMepsNxZUU

 

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Netherlands: Eurovision in Concert 2023 takes place tonight in Amsterdam!

Eurovision in Concert 2023 takes place in The Netherlands tonight , with 29 of this year’s entrants performing live.

The concert will be hosted by Cornald Maas and Hila Noorzai. Cornald has been the Dutch Eurovision commentator since 2006. Hila is a radio DJ and member of the committee that selected this year’s Dutch representatives (Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper). She also hosted the Eurovision 2021 press conference in Rotterdam.

The full line-up is as follows:

  1. Albania – Albina & Kelmendi Familija
  2. Armenia – Brunette
  3. Australia – Voyager
  4. Austria – Teya & Salena
  5. Azerbaijan – TuralTuranX
  6. Belgium – Gustaph
  7. Czechia – Vesna
  8. Denmark – Reiley
  9. Estonia – Alika
  10. Finland – Käärijä
  11. France – La Zarra
  12. Germany – Lord of the Lost
  13. Iceland – Diljá
  14. Ireland – Wild Youth
  15. Latvia – Sudden Lights
  16. Lithuania – Monika Linkytė
  17. Malta – The Busker
  18. Moldova – Pasha Parfeni
  19. The Netherlands – Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper
  20. Norway – Alessandra
  21. Romania – Theodor Andrei
  22. San Marino – Piqued Jacks
  23. Slovenia – Joker Out
  24. Spain – Blanca Paloma
  25. Sweden – Loreen
  26. Switzerland – Remo Forrer
  27. Ukraine – TVORCHI
  28. United Kingdom – Mae Muller

In addition, Katrina Leskanich (Eurovision 1997, UK, winner, “Love Shine a Light“) will  appear as a special guest.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news about the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool!

Malta: The Busker have filmed their postcard for Eurovision 2023!

The filming of the postcards of the 37 participants of Eurovision 2023 are now taking place throughout Europe. The next representatives to film their postacard are no others than, The Busker from Malta!

After a few months of preparations and a revamped version of “Dance (Our Own Party)”, the group found some time, in order to film their postcard for Eurovision 2023!

The filming of the postcard of the Maltese representatives, a short introduction video that will be shown just before their performance in the first Semi-Final, took place at the in a blue vintage bus and as we can see in the backstage video that BBC posted, the final destination is the beach, where the members of the group play with the sand.

The following acts have confirmed the filming of their postcards:

  • Albania: Albina & Familja Kelmendi – “Duje”
  • Austria: Teya & Salena – “Who The Hell Is Edgar”
  • Croatia: Let 3 – “Mama ŠČ”
  • Cyprus: Andrew Lambrou – “Break a Broken Heart”
  • France: La Zarra – “Evidement”
  • Germany: Lord of the Lost – “Blood and Glitter”
  • Ireland: Wild Youth – “We Are One”
  • Latvia: Sudden Lights – “Aijā”
  • Lithuania: Monika Linkytė – “Stay”
  • Malta: The Busker – “Dance (Our Own Party)
  • Moldova: Pasha Parfeni –“Soarele și Luna”
  • Poland: Blanka – “Solo”
  • Slovenia: Joker Out – “Carpe Diem”

Malta is set to perform 2nd in the first semi-final which is going to take place on May 9 in Liverpool.

You can watch the reaction of the editors of Eurovisionfun, enjoying the Albanian entry for Eurovision 2023:

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

Malta: MESC 2023 Second 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 took place last Saturday, but without announcing the names of the artists advancing to the semi-final. The 24 artists to take part in the semi-final, will be announced after the end of the third qualifying round.

The second 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.

Participants of the Second Qualifying Round of MESC 2023:

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

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

  1. Brooke – “Checkmate”
  2. Dan – “It’ll Be OK”
  3. Dario – “Pawn in a Game”
  4. Dario Bezzina – “Bridle Road”
  5. Francesca Sciberras – “Masquerade”
  6. Ian – “On My Own”
  7. Kirstie – “Girls Get Down”
  8. Lyndsay – “Haunted”
  9. Mark Anthony Bartolo – “Tears”
  10. Marie Claire – “Thankful”
  11. Matt Blxck – “Up”
  12. Maxine Pace – “Alone”
  13. The Busker – “Dance (Our Own Party)”

It’s worth mentioning that the Maltese public television hasn’t announced the running order of the qualifying round.

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!

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.

Participants

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!

Malta: PBS announces changes in MESC’s format | This is the allocation of the artists in the Quarter-Finals!

Malta’s national final for this year seems to change all the time, as MESC 2023 format is changing for yet another time. About two months ago, the Maltese public broadcaster, PBS, announced that they wanted to introduce to the public more artists through the national final and so, they added four qualifying rounds to the contest.

In an announcement earlier today, the channel revealed their decision to broadcast only three of the four programmed qualifying rounds with 13 competitors in the first two and 14 in the third.

What is more, the allocation of the 40 artists in the three qualifying rounds was also announced:

First Quarter-Final

  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”

Second Quarter-Final

  1. Brooke – “Checkmate”
  2. Dan – “It’ll Be OK”
  3. Dario – “Pawn in a Game”
  4. Dario Bezzina – “Bridle Road”
  5. Francesca Sciberras – “Masquerade”
  6. Ian – “On My Own”
  7. Kirstie – “Girls Get Down”
  8. Lyndsay – “Haunted”
  9. Mark Anthony Bartolo – “Tears”
  10. Marie Claire – “Thankful”
  11. Matt Blxck – “Up”
  12. Maxine Pace – “Alone”
  13. The Busker – “Dance (Our Own Party)”

Third Quarter-Final

  1. Andre’ – “Broken Hill”
  2. Bradley Debono – “Blackout”
  3. Cheryl Balzan – “La La Land”
  4. Chris Grech – “Indescribable”
  5. Dominic and Anna – “Whatever Wind May Blow”
  6. Giada – “I Depend on You”
  7. Greta Tude – “Sound of My Stilettos”
  8. Jake – “Love You Like That”
  9. James Louis – “Dream”
  10. Jessika – “Unapologetic”
  11. John Galea – “Trailblazer”
  12. Maria Christina – “Our Flame”
  13. Ryan Hili – “In the Silence”
  14. Stefan – “Heartbreaker”

The 24 songs that will qualify for the semi-final will be selected from public and jury voting. In the Semi-Final, the 16 finalists will be selected to compete in the Grand Final.

We remind you that the schedule of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2023 is as follows:

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

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:

https://youtu.be/DFCFM5qtvms

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

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Malta: Listen to snippets from the MESC 2023 songs!

Malta’s public television, TVM, has decided to hold a national final to select its entry for Eurovision 2023. Thus, MESC is back for another year.

We already know the 40 artists and songwriters that will compete in the MESC 2023 semi-finals.

A short while ago, snippets of the songs that will compete for the country’s representation in Liverpool were revealed through Malta’s social media for Eurovision.

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

  1. Aidan – “Reġina”
  2. Andre’ – “Broken Hill”
  3. Bradley Debono – “Blackout”
  4. Brooke – “Checkmate”
  5. Cheryl Balzan – “La La Land”
  6. Chris Grech – “Indescribable”
  7. Christian Arding – “Eku ċar”
  8. Clintess – “Lura qatt”
  9. Dan – “It’ll Be OK”
  10. Dario – “Pawn in a Game”
  11. Dario Bezzina – “Bridle Road”
  12. Dominic and Anna – “Whatever Wind May Blow”
  13. Eliana Gomez Blanco – “Guess What”
  14. Fabrizio Faniello – “Try to Be Better”
  15. Francesca Sciberras – “Masquerade”
  16. Geo Debono – “The Mirror”
  17. Giada – “I Depend on You”
  18. Greta Tude – “Sound of My Stilettos”
  19. Haley – “Tik Tok”
  20. Ian “On My Own”
  21. Jake – “Love You Like That”
  22. James Louis – “Dream”
  23. Jason Scerri “Anything Can Happen”
  24. Jessika – “Unapologetic”
  25. John Galea – “Trailblazer”
  26. Kirstie – “Girls Get Down”
  27. Klinsmann – “Piranha”
  28. Lyndsay – “Haunted”
  29. Maria Christina – “Our Flame”
  30. Maria Debono – “X’allegrija”
  31. Marie Claire – “Thankful”
  32. Mark Anthony Bartolo – “Tears”
  33. Matt Blxck – “Up”
  34. Maxine Pace – “Alone”
  35. Mikhail – “Leħen fiċ-ċpar”
  36. Nathan – “Creeping Walls”
  37. Ryan Hili – “In the Silence”
  38. Stefan – “Heartbreaker”
  39. Stefan Xuereb – “What Do You Want?”
  40. The Busker – “Dance (Our Own Party)”

Among them, we find, first of all, Brooke who has tried to represent the country in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and although the fanatics of the competition strongly supported her, she did not manage to succeed. Two contestants of last year’s MESC, MATT BLXCK and Aidan are back, while we also have three past representatives, Fabrizio Faniello (Malta 2001 and 2006), Jessica (San Marino 2018) as well as Eliana Gomez Blanco who represented her country at Junior Eurovision 2019.

The 24 songs that will qualify for the semi-final will be selected from four heats through public and jury voting. In the Semi-Final, the 16 finalists will be selected to compete in the Grand Final.

Through a draw, it was determined that the first song that will be featured in the first heat is Hailey‘s “Tik Tok“, while the last song to compete in the fourth heat will be Maria Cristina‘s “Our Flame“.

The schedule of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2023 is as follows:

  • Heat 1 – January 13th
  • Heat 2 – January 20th
  • Heat 3 – January 27th
  • Heat 4 – February 3rd
  • Semi-Final – February 9th
  • Grand Final – February 11th

Finally, the slogan of MESC 2023, entitled “LET US SHINE“, was announced.

Did you pick out any of the songs from MESC 2023? Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding Malta’s participation in Eurovision 2023!

Malta: Submission window for MESC 2023 is now open!

Earlier today PBS, Malta’s national broadcaster, opened the submission window for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2023 (MESC).

With the submission window for the MESC now open those interested in representing Malta in the contest must apply on the official PBS Eurovision site. Some rules of the selection are as follows:

  • All performers must be at least 16 years old by May 2023.
  • Performers must have Maltese nationality while the Songwriters and composers can be of any nationality.
  • An artist may submit multiple songs to the selection.
  • Songs must not have been released or publicly performed before October 15 2022.
  • Songs must not be longer than three minutes.

You can find the application form here.

Through the selection process, a jury will choose the 40 songs that will compete at Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2023. In each quarterfinals, 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 dates of MESC 2023 are as follows:

  • Quarterfinal One – January 13th
  • Quarterfinal Two – January 20th
  • Quarterfinal Three – January 27th
  • Quarterfinal Four – February 3rd
  • Semi-Final – February 9th
  • Grand Final – February 11th

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” 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!

Junior Eurovision 2022: Listen to Malta’s song for the contest!

There are four countries that have chosen their representatives for Junior Eurovision 2022. The last of these countries is Malta, whose national final, MJESC 2022, came to an end and the winner was Gaia Gambuzza.

The national final took place in the PBS Studios, with no live audience. The young artists performed their songs in front of the juries, who determined 75% of the final result, while the other 25% came from the public vote.

The national final took place with 16 songs competing:

  • Emma Kate Formosa – “Bounce”
  • Gaia Gambuzza – “Diamonds in the Skies”
  • Shanzay Mangion – “Heartbeat”
  • Kaylyn Mallia – “Here I Am”
  • Aaliyah Cassar – “Infinity”
  • Rih and Bri – “Karma”
  • Cassidy Gauci – “Light Up”
  • Naomi Busuttil – “Little Cheeky”
  • Cesca Galea – “See the Invisible”
  • Kayleen Mercicea – “Shooting Star”
  • Andrea Camilleri – “Spark”
  • Ma Girlz – “Stereo”
  • Charelle Micallef – “The Extra Miles”
  • Kensley Ciappara – “Tliet Xadini”
  • Isis Jade Miller – “Unbreakable”
  • Geneve Dimech – “With You By My Side”

The winner of the national final was Gaia Gambuzza with the song “Diamonds in the Skies” and thus, she is going to represent Malta in Junior Eurovision 2022, scheduled to take place this December in Armenia! The song is entirely in English.

Listen to “Diamonds in the Sky” by Gaia Gambuzza for Junior Eurovision 2022: