Last night, 22 acts performed for the chance to represent Malta at Eurovision 2022 as part of MESC. Only 16 could make it through to the final, however – find out who below!
MESC Semi Final: The Full Results
|Baklava feat. Nicole||“Electric Indigo”||Qualified|
|Derrick||“II”||Did Not Advance|
|Emma Muscat||“Out of Sight”||Qualified|
|Francesca||“Rise”||Did Not Advance|
|Jessica Grech||“Aphrodisiac”||Did Not Advance|
|Jessika||“Kaleidoscope”||Did Not Advance|
|Malcolm Pisani||“We Came for Love”||Did Not Advance|
|Mark Anthony Bartolo||“Serenity”||Qualified|
|Matt Blxck||“Come Around”||Qualified|
|Miriana Conte||“Look What You’ve Done Now”||Qualified|
|Nicole Azzopardi||“Into the Fire”||Qualified|
|Nicole Hammett||“A Lover’s Heart”||Qualified|
|Norbert||“How Special You Are”||Qualified|
|Rachel Lowell||“White Doves”||Did Not Advance|
|Richard Edwards||“Hey Little”||Qualified|
There is still hope for the six non-qualifying artists, however! One final slot will be given to a wildcard performer decided through public vote alone at the beginning of tomorrow’s show.
The final, where the entry will be selected, will take place on Saturday 19th February. A combination of jury and public vote will decide the winner.
MESC also included a “special evening” this evening, which commemorated previous Maltese Eurovision entries using archive footage and interviews, before the qualifying acts were announced.
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 have 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: TVM
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