Malta’s search for its Eurovision 2023 entrant continues, and we have now heard all artists competing for the ticket to Liverpool! The third quarter final of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2023 (MESC 2023) has taken place this evening.
These were the songs premiering in the third quarter final of MESC 2023:
The running order for the third quarter final of MESC 2023 was:
|3.||Cheryl Balzan||La La Land|
|5.||Dominic & Anna||Whatever Wind May Blow|
|6.||Greta Tude||Sound Of My Stilettos|
|7.||Ryan Hili||In The Silence|
|10.||Giada||I Depend On You|
|12.||Jake||Love You Like That|
|14.||Maria Christina||Our Flame|
The quarter final shows have been hosted by Ryan Borg and Josmar. You can read more about the first quarter final and second quarter final in our recaps here!
The public vote will now open on Friday 3rd February. 24 entries will make it through to the semi-final, which will take place on 9th February. The results of the public vote will be revealed before the live show. The semi-final and final will be hosted by Glen Vella and Amber Bondin. 16 artists will qualify from this to the grand final. Malta will select their Eurovision artist on 11th February. 39 entries remain in the running, following Aidan’s disqualification from the contest earlier this week.
While MESC will select the artist to compete at Eurovision, the Maltese delegation and selected artist reserve the right to change the song that will take to the stage in Liverpool.
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 full songs in the third quarterfinal? What are you hoping for from the public vote? 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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