Malta: MESC 2017 to take place on February 18th, line-up reveal tomorrow!

One of the most awaited selections of the year – the Malta Eurovision Song Contest – has now a date we all must highlight on our calendars! The final of the Maltese national selection contest for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine will be taking place on the 18th of February.

The question now remains on where the show will be held, so will one of these two – MFCC (Malta Fairs and Convention Center) in Ta’Qali or MCC (Mediterranean Conference Centre) in Valletta – be selected for the appointment?

This year’s Junior Eurovision venue could most likely and eventually be selected by PBS as it’s been a hot favorite for the broadcaster throughout the years due to its acoustic and architecture as well. MCC has capacity to host up to 1.500 people approximately.

After the submission period day on the 30th of November at PBS’ headquarters in Gwardmanga, 156 entries were collected and narrowed down to 60, so it was up to a 11 professional people panel, last night in Valletta, to pick the best 16 joining the national final in February. As TVM revealed today on its official website: “The 11-member jury are familiar with the Maltese music scene”. The event took place last night inside Valletta’s St James’ Cavalier Hall where the artists in competition were also invited to witness the process.

Which of the 60 pre-qualified entries will be making it to the final?

SongPerformer
1Beautifully BruisedRaquel Galdes
2Bird of PreyNadia Vella
3BombshellMaxine Pace
4BreatheKylie Colerio
5BreatheCherylis
6BreathlesslyClaudia Faniello
7ButterflyLyndsay Pace
8Calling OutWayne William
9Chasing My DreamsMaria Cini
10Child of the SunRomina Mamo
11Chill OutChristian Arding
12Crazy GamesShauna Vassallo
13Cruise ControlMichela Pace
14Different LightJessica Magro
15Don’t Let Your Heart Say NoDominic
16Don’t Look DownMiriana Conte
17Edge of TomorrowJessika
18EscapeSebastian Calleja
19FallingKayla Borg
20FearlessRhiannon Micallef
21FeelAna Boynuegri
22Fighting To SurviveCherton Caruana
23FireworksIona
24FollowKevin Borg
25Follow MeFranklin Calleja
26Free FallNazio Rotin
27GeminiLyndsay Pace
28GoneNazio Rotin
29Heal With MeGabriella Azzopardi
30Hey YoDomenique Azzopardi
31I Got YouJoseph Refalo
32ImmortalJessika
33KewkbaJanice Mangion
34LaserlightKlinsmann Coleiro
35Leap of FaithCorinna Baldacchino
36Let There Be LightJessika
37Moving MountainsRhiannon Micallef
38Only NightTiziana
39Pawn In A GameDario Mifsud Bonnici
40PrisonerDario Bezzina
41Ray of LightRaquela Dalli Gonzi
42Rescue MeClive Isaac Gauci/Karine Caruana
43Seconds AwayJade Vella
44ShelterMilkmi
45So SimpleCrosswalk
46Sunshine in the RainLydon Incorvaja
47SupernovasJasmine Abela
48The PowerKaya
49The RaptureDre’ Curmi
50TonightDeborah C/Josef Tabone
51UDerrick Schembri
52UnbreakableMaria Muscat
53UnforgettableFloren Sultana
54UnstoppableBrooke Borg
55Wait ForeverStefan Galea
56We Can RunAvenue Sky
57When Love CriesClive Isaac Gauci/Karine Caruana
58When The Sun ShinesJoseph Tabone
59YouAidan Cassar
60YouRichard Edwards

The final 16 acts will be made public tomorrow evening during the 20:00 (CET) news bulletin on TVM1. 

For the first time in years, 100% televoting will be solely deciding who will be flying the Maltese colors in Kiev next May. Among this year’s participants in the list, we can add that Jessika won the televote in 2014 with “Hypnotica” but unfortunately could not make that well with the juries voting, being the only artist in years which wins the televoting but does not make it to the international stage.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s finalists on ESC+Plus! We are bringing you the latest details!



Source : PBS

About Adrián Valiente (Spain)

Adrián Valiente (Spain)
I love the Eurovision Song Contest not only because of its amazing production but it also gives me the chance to discover new music every year. I've been watching it since 2002, since then I became a huge follower, mostly because of the interest TVE put on it with Rosa from Spain. I've attended the contest several times in the last few years. I also attended the Junior Eurovision in Malta and Bulgaria where we lived an amazing experience thanks to all delegations and PBS/BNT organising team.

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