More and more countries are preparing for Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool. The next country to open up submissions for their national final is Malta. Submissions for MESC 2023 are open now and will close on October 31st.
What we know about MESC 2023
We previously reported Malta will yet again be using MESC to select their Eurovision 2023 participant. TVM has now opened submissions for their national final. Applications are open now and will close on 31st October 2022. Songs must exceed no more than three minutes. All songs will be listened to by a panel of judges before selecting the 40 songs that will progress through to the national final. The submission fee has been waivered for this year; therefore, artists will not have to pay to take part in MESC 2023.
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 Emma Muscat, who scored 47 points in the semi-final, earning 16th place and therefore, not qualifying for the final with the song “I Am What I Am”.
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News Source: TVM
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