🇲🇹 Finalists for MESC 2023 revealed

🇲🇹 Finalists for MESC 2023 revealed

39 songs have been whittled down to 16. results of tonight’s semi-final for Malta’s Eurovision 2023 selection are now in, with the qualifiers moving on to Saturday’s grand final.

24 competing entries condensed to 16

1Greta Tude“Sound Of My Stilettos”Cyprian CassarMuxu & Antoine FarrugiaEliminated
2Fabrizio Daniello“Try To Be Better”Johan BejerholmJohan BejerholmQualified
3Eliana Gomez Blanco“Guess What”Ray AgiusAlfred C. SantQualified
4Andre’“Broken Hill”Toby Farrugia & David Cassar TorreggianiAndre’ PortelliEliminated
5DAN“It’ll Be Ok”Daniel Muscat CaruanaDaniel Muscat CaruanaQualified
6Ian“On My Own”Melanie GeorgiouMelanie GeorgiouQualified
7Ryan Hili“In The Silence”Aaron Sibley, Natan Dagur, Cyprian CassarAaron Sibley, Natan DagurQualified
8Mark Anthony Bartolo“Tears”Mark Anthony BartoloMark Anthony BartoloEliminated
9Cheryl Balzan“La La Land”David Cassar Torregiani, Cheryl Balzan and Toby FarrugiaCheryl BalzanQualified
10Dario Bezzina“Bridle Road”Darren Michaels, Martin ÄlenmarkCharlie MasonEliminated
11Nathan Psaila“Creeping Walls”Dominic Cini, Jonas GladinikoffEmil Calleja BaylissQualified
12Chris Grech“Indescribable”Joakim Dubbelman, Gerard James Borg, Jesper Rune, Arve FursetJoakim Dubbelman, Gerard James Borg, Jesper Rune, Arve FursetQualified
13Brooke“Checkmate”Brooke Borg, Gerard James Borg, Christian Rabb, Dino Medanhodzic, Lukas Meijer Brooke Borg, Gerard James Borg, Christian Rabb, Dino Medanhodzic, Lukas MeijerQualified
14Chrsitian Arding“Eku Ċar”
(Clear Echo)
Jan van DijckEmil Calleja BaylissQualified
15Klinsmann“Piranha”Mats Ygfors, Robin Svensson, Magdalena Ohlin, Gerard James BorgMats Ygfors, Robin Svensson, Magdalena Ohlin, Gerard James Borg.Eliminated
16Bradley Debono“Blackout”Christina MagrinChristina MagrinEliminated
17Geo Debono“The Mirror”Daniele MorettiNaill Mooney / Natasha TurnerQualified
18The Busker“Dance (Our Own Party)”Dav.Jr, Jean Paul Borg, Sean Meachen, Matthew James Borg, Michael Joe CiniDav.JrQualified
19Maxine Pace“Alone”Shaun FarrugiaSteven ManovskiQualified
20Dominic & Anna“Whatever Wind May Blow”Alexander Berger, Jonas Gladnikoff, Will Tailor, Michael TaubenAlexander BergerEliminated
21Giada“I Depend On You”Melanie GeorgiouMelanie GeorgiouQualified
22STEFAN“Heartbreaker”Stefan Galea, Rikki Lee SciclunaStefan Galea, Matthew Mercieca (Muxu)Qualified
23Mikhail Attard“Leħen Fiċ-ċpar”
(Voice In The Mist)
Cyprian CassarCliff CashaEliminated
24MATT BLXCK “Up”MATT BLXCK , Cyprian CassarMATT BLXCK Qualified

MESC 2023

Following three quarter final shows, hosted by Ryan Borg and Josmar, 24 acts 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 took 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”.

What do you think of the qualifying artists? Are you sad about any of the artists who have not made it through? 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 prepare for Eurovision 2023!

News Source: PBS

Photo Credit: PBS

Leave a Reply