Eurovision preparation begins months before the Eurovision Final in May. Many countries host their own national selection shows which take place over a number of weeks and usually there are a number of epic tracks that don’t get the chance to progress to the Eurovision finals. We honour those songs that narrowly missed out from the likes of Melfest, UMK, You Decide, Songvakeppnin, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, A Dal, Festivali i Kenges, Eesti Laul, Supernova and many more with the category Best Song From Selection Shows at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017.
Earlier tonight the Maltese broadcaster PBS crowned Claudia Faniello as the winner of their Eurovision 2017 selection show MESC. They beat off competition from 15 of the other competing acts and were chosen to represent Malta with song ‘Breathlessly’
You have been voting for your favourite of the contenders in the Maltese national selection show MESC 2017. The show will take place later this evening, but ahead of the announcement, we reveal the poll results!
Sixteen songs will fight it out on Saturday night to be Malta’s next Eurovision pick when the island nation hosts MESC 2017. Ahead of the contest we take a look at all sixteen songs, giving them a score out of ten and ranking them in order of least favourite to favourite.
Earlier this month the Maltese broadcaster PBS announced the 16 acts that will battle it out in the MESC final next month. Now they have revealed the running order for proceedings.
Earlier this month the Maltese broadcaster PBS whittled their 156 submissions for Eurovision 2017 down to a long list of 60. They’ve gone one step further this week and revealed the 16 acts and songs that will battle it out in the MESC final in February. Read on to find out who made the cut.
Ira Losco will represent Malta at Eurovision for a second time in 2016 with ‘Chameleon (Invincible)’. The singer was chosen as the nation’s representative following the final of MESC tonight which saw 14 acts in contention for the Maltese selection.
Last night Malta staged the first of their live shows in order to get one step closer to crowning the act and song that will represent them in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Twenty songs were in contention and each performer took to the MESC stage in the hope of getting chosen. Six of these acts were eliminated from the contest, while the other 14 continue on, and will perform in tonight’s final. Read on to find out the results.
Our readers reckon it should be Jasmine Abela and her song ‘Alive’ that Malta should choose as their Eurovision entry for 2016. Jasmine topped the poll with 38% of the vote, while Christabelle Borg, Raquel Galdes, Dominic, Corazon and Ira Losco came joint second with 13%.
Malta has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 28 times since its debut in 1971. After a 16 year gap from 1975 to 1991, Malta returned to the Contest. Malta has been dubbed the most successful country not to have won the Contest. Despite never winning, they have finished second twice (Ira Losco in 2002 and Chiara in 2005), they twice finished third and have finished in the top 10 in 12 out of 15 contests from 1991-2005. More recently Malta have failed to qualify for the final on five out of nine occasions including their most recent attempt in 2015 with Amber’s ‘Warrior’. What will they have in store in 2016?