After being involved in hosting this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, last month in Valletta, PBS (Public Broadcasting Services Limited) is now ready to select who will be representing the Mediterranean island in the big version of the contest in Kiev next year. The Maltese delegation at the contest now decided to reveal which acts are still in the running, after shortlisting the initial 156 down to 60.
Check the list below, presented after the 20:00 TVM1 news:
|1||Beautifully Bruised||Raquel Galdes|
|2||Bird of Prey||Nadia Vella|
|8||Calling Out||Wayne William|
|9||Chasing My Dreams||Maria Cini|
|10||Child of the Sun||Romina Mamo|
|11||Chill Out||Christian Arding|
|12||Crazy Games||Shauna Vassallo|
|13||Cruise Control||Michela Pace|
|14||Different Light||Jessica Magro|
|15||Don’t Let Your Heart Say No||Dominic|
|16||Don’t Look Down||Miriana Conte|
|17||Edge of Tomorrow||Jessika|
|22||Fighting To Survive||Cherton Caruana|
|25||Follow Me||Franklin Calleja|
|26||Free Fall||Nazio Rotin|
|29||Heal With Me||Gabriella Azzopardi|
|30||Hey Yo||Domenique Azzopardi|
|31||I Got You||Joseph Refalo|
|35||Leap of Faith||Corinna Baldacchino|
|36||Let There Be Light||Jessika|
|37||Moving Mountains||Rhiannon Micallef|
|39||Pawn In A Game||Dario Mifsud Bonnici|
|41||Ray of Light||Raquela Dalli Gonzi|
|42||Rescue Me||Clive Isaac Gauci/Karine Caruana|
|43||Seconds Away||Jade Vella|
|46||Sunshine in the Rain||Lydon Incorvaja|
|49||The Rapture||Dre’ Curmi|
|50||Tonight||Deborah C/Josef Tabone|
|55||Wait Forever||Stefan Galea|
|56||We Can Run||Avenue Sky|
|57||When Love Cries||Clive Isaac Gauci/Karine Caruana|
|58||When The Sun Shines||Joseph Tabone|
A few weeks ago, the public broadcaster announced that they would be once again hosting the Malta Eurovision Song Contest and it will most likely be held at the Mediterranean Conference Center, such as previous editions in the past and this year’s JESC. PBS also decided to drop the jury panel votes off from the final outcome and solely televoting will be deciding the Maltese entrant in Ukraine.
Artists who were up to take part in the competition had to present their entry at PBS’ headquarters in Gwardmanga on the 30th of November. Soon after, it has been revealed that a total of 156 acts had applied into the process. The broadcaster is now busy selecting the 16 entries which will be competing for the ticket in just one show scheduled for February.
Who will succeed Ira Losco’s footsteps at the contest? Will they get to enter in the top 10 next May?
Stay tuned for more details regarding Malta’s participation at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest!