Malta’s search for its Eurovision 2023 entrant has kicked off! The first quarter-final of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2023 (MESC 2023) has taken place.
These were the songs premiering in the first quarterfinal of MESC 2023:
The running order for the first quarterfinal of MESC 2023 was:
|2.||Stefan Xuereb||“What Do You Want?”|
|4.||Fabrizio Faniello||“Try to Be Better”|
|5.||Eliana Gomez Blanco||“Guess What”|
|6.||Christian Arding||“Eku ċar”|
|7.||Jason Scerri||“Anything Can Happen”|
|9.||Geo Debono||“The Mirror”|
MESC 2023 is hosted throughout by hosting couple Ryan Borg and Josmar. This quarterfinal saw the likes of Aidan, Fabrizio Faniello and Eliana Gomez Blanco take to the stage, with both having previous experience at Eurovision events.
No songs were eliminated, as the public voting will be opened once all the competing entries have been performed. As a result, the public vote will take place been February 3rd. The vote will then close ahead of the semi-final on February 9th. The second quarter-final will take place in one week’s time, where another thirteen songs will be released to the public.
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”.
What do you think of the results of the first quarterfinal? Will you be watching the second quarterfinal next week? Who would you like to see win MESC 2023? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we gear up for Eurovision 2023!
News Source: PBS
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