Maltese broadcaster TVM has opened the submission window for its National Final for Eurovision. This means that Malta will return to a National Final format after a two year absence. TVM also announced all the rules and the format for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022. The winner of MESC 2022 will get to represent Malta at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin.
What we know about MESC 2022
The submission window for the National Final is now open, with a deadline of December 15th. Once the submission window is closed, a jury will go over all the entries and select 22 songs for the semi-final. There will be one semi-final, in which a combined jury and public vote decides the 16 finalists. In the final, another jury and televote will determine the winner. The semi-final and final are scheduled for February, with the participating songs being announced in January.
Malta’s Eurovision Journey
Malta made its Eurovision debut in 1971, with Joe Grech performing “Marija I-Maltija” (Maria the Maltese Lass), finishing 18th with 52 points. Malta did not participate in Eurovision from 1975 until 1991. That year they returned with the song “Could It Be” by Paul Giordimaina and Georgina, finishing 12th with 32 points. Since then, Malta has been at every Eurovision and finished in the top 10 an impressive 12 times. Their best result so far is second place, which they’ve achieved twice. The first time was in 2002, when Ira Losco sang “7th Wonder,” and the second time in 2005 with Chiara’s “Angel.” Malta’s most recent Eurovision entry was 2015 Junior Eurovision winner Destiny, who scored 255 points and finished 7th with the song “Je me casse.”
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News Source: Television Malta
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