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?

Song Performer
1 Beautifully Bruised Raquel Galdes
2 Bird of Prey Nadia Vella
3 Bombshell Maxine Pace
4 Breathe Kylie Colerio
5 Breathe Cherylis
6 Breathlessly Claudia Faniello
7 Butterfly Lyndsay Pace
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
18 Escape Sebastian Calleja
19 Falling Kayla Borg
20 Fearless Rhiannon Micallef
21 Feel Ana Boynuegri
22 Fighting To Survive Cherton Caruana
23 Fireworks Iona
24 Follow Kevin Borg
25 Follow Me Franklin Calleja
26 Free Fall Nazio Rotin
27 Gemini Lyndsay Pace
28 Gone Nazio Rotin
29 Heal With Me Gabriella Azzopardi
30 Hey Yo Domenique Azzopardi
31 I Got You Joseph Refalo
32 Immortal Jessika
33 Kewkba Janice Mangion
34 Laserlight Klinsmann Coleiro
35 Leap of Faith Corinna Baldacchino
36 Let There Be Light Jessika
37 Moving Mountains Rhiannon Micallef
38 Only Night Tiziana
39 Pawn In A Game Dario Mifsud Bonnici
40 Prisoner Dario Bezzina
41 Ray of Light Raquela Dalli Gonzi
42 Rescue Me Clive Isaac Gauci/Karine Caruana
43 Seconds Away Jade Vella
44 Shelter Milkmi
45 So Simple Crosswalk
46 Sunshine in the Rain Lydon Incorvaja
47 Supernovas Jasmine Abela
48 The Power Kaya
49 The Rapture Dre’ Curmi
50 Tonight Deborah C/Josef Tabone
51 U Derrick Schembri
52 Unbreakable Maria Muscat
53 Unforgettable Floren Sultana
54 Unstoppable Brooke Borg
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
59 You Aidan Cassar
60 You Richard 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

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