🇲🇹 MESC 2023 semi-finalists revealed

🇲🇹 MESC 2023 semi-finalists revealed

40 songs have been whittled down to 24 in this year’s MESC! The results of the quarter final shows are in, and here are the acts that have made it through to the semi-finals for a chance to represent Malta at Eurovision 2023.

The results of the heats for MESC 2023 are:

Ryan Hili“In The Silence”Aaron Sibley, Natan Dagur, Cyprian CassarAaron Sibley, Natan DagurQualified
Jason Scerri“Anything Can Happen”Jason ScerriJason ScerriDid Not Qualify
The Busker“Dance (Our Own Party)”Dav.Jr, Jean Paul Borg, Sean Meachen, Matthew James Borg, Michael Joe CiniDav.JrQualified
MATT BLXCK “Up”MATT BLXCK , Cyprian CassarMATT BLXCK Qualified
Marie Claire“Thankful”Rickard Bonde Truumeel, Linda Persson, Ylva Persson, Thorghy Landgren, Thomas RodinEmil Calleja BaylissDid Not Qualify
Andre’“Broken Hill”Toby Farrugia & David Cassar TorreggianiAndre’ PortelliQualified
Bradley Debono“Blackout”Christina MagrinChristina MagrinQualified
Dario Bezzin“Bridle Road”Darren Michaels, Martin ÄlenmarkCharlie MasonQualified
James Louis“Dream”James LouisJames LouisDid Not Qualify
Kirstie“Girls Get Down”Cyprian CassarMuxuDid Not Qualify
Mikhail Attard“Leħen Fiċ-ċpar”
(Voice In The Mist)
Cyprian CassarCliff CashaQualified
Eliana Gomez Blanco“Guess What”Ray AgiusAlfred C. SantQualified
Lyndsay“Haunted”Michael James Down, Will Taylor, Primoz Poglajen, Jonas Gladnikoff, Johnny Sanchez, Sara LjunggrenMichael James Down, Will Taylor, Primoz Poglajen, Jonas Gladnikoff, Johnny SanchezDid Not Qualify
Giada“I Depend On You”Melanie GeorgiouMelanie GeorgiouQualified
STEFAN“Heartbreaker”Stefan Galea, Rikki Lee SciclunaStefan Galea, Matthew Mercieca (Muxu)Qualified
Maxine Pace“Alone”TBCTBCQualified
Chris Grech“Indescribable”Joakim Dubbelman, Gerard James Borg, Jesper Rune, Arve FursetJoakim Dubbelman, Gerard James Borg, Jesper Rune, Arve FursetQualified
DAN“It’ll Be Ok”Daniel Muscat CaruanaDaniel Muscat CaruanaQualified
Mark Anthony Bartolo“Tears”Mark Anthony BartoloMark Anthony BartoloQualified
Clintess“Lura Qatt”
(Never Back)
Dominic CiniEtienne MicallefDid Not Qualify
Jake“Love You Like That”Primoz Poglajen, Jonas Gladnikoff, Michael James DownPrimoz Poglajen , Michael James DownDid Not Qualify
Brooke“Checkmate”Brooke Borg, Gerard James Borg, Christian Rabb, Dino Medanhodzic, Lukas Meijer Brooke Borg, Gerard James Borg, Christian Rabb, Dino Medanhodzic, Lukas MeijerQualified
Maria Christina“Our Flame”Erik Horvath, Rickard Bonde Truumeel, Linda Persson, Ylva PerssonEmil Calleja BaylissDid Not Qualify
Chrsitian Arding“Eku Ċar”
(Clear Echo)
Jan van DijckEmil Calleja BaylissQualified
Klinsmann“Piranha”Mats Ygfors, Robin Svensson, Magdalena Ohlin, Gerard James BorgMats Ygfors, Robin Svensson, Magdalena Ohlin, Gerard James Borg.Qualified
Aidan“Reġina”Aidan Cassar & Boban ApostolovAidan CassarDisqualified
Greta Tude“Sound Of My Stilettos”Cyprian CassarMuxu & Antoine FarrugiaQualified
Dominic & Anna“Whatever Wind May Blow”Alexander Berger, Jonas Gladnikoff, Will Tailor, Michael TaubenAlexander BergerQualified
Ian“On My Own”Melanie GeorgiouMelanie GeorgiouQualified
Geo Debono“The Mirror”Daniele MorettiNaill Mooney / Natasha TurnerQualified
Haley“Tik Tok”Philip VellaGerard James BorgDid Not Qualify
Fabrizio Daniello“Try To Be Better”Johan BejerholmJohan BejerholmQualified
John Galea“Trailblazer”John GaleaJohn GaleaDid Not Qualify
Jessika“Unapologetic”Jessica Muscat, Stefan MoessleJessica Muscat, Stefan MoessleDid Not Qualify
Nathan Psaila“Creeping Walls”Dominic Cini, Jonas GladinikoffEmil Calleja BaylissQualified
Stefan Xuereb“What Do You Want”Richard MicallefAidan O’ ConnorDid Not Qualify
Maria Debono“X’Allegrija”
(What Joy)
Cyprian, MuxuCyprian and MuxuDid Not Qualify
Francesca Sciberras“Masquerade”Marco DebonoRita PaceDid Not Qualify
Dario Mifsud Bonnici“Pawn In A Game”Henric Pierroff, Emil Vaker, Karin PierroffHenric Pierroff, Emil Vaker, Karin PierroffDid Not Qualify
Cheryl Balzan“La La Land”David Cassar Torregiani, Cheryl Balzan and Toby FarrugiaCheryl BalzanQualified

MESC 2023

Following three quarter final shows, hosted by Ryan Borg and Josmar, 24 acts have made it through to the semi-final of MESC 2023. 39 entries were in the running, following Aidan’s disqualification from the contest.

The semi-final will take place on 9th February, with 16 artists qualifying for the final show. Malta will select their Eurovision 2023 artist on 11th February. The semi-final and final will be hosted by Glen Vella and Amber Bondin.

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”.

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News Source: PBS

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