Tonight, Malta has chosen their representative for Liverpool, and after a great show, it has been revealed that The Busker has won the Maltese ticket with their entry “Dance (Our Own Party)”
16 artists competed for the Maltese ticket to Liverpool
|1||Nathan Psaila||“Creeping Walls”||3||9||12||11th|
|4||Fabrizio Faniello||“Try To Be Better”||12||9||21||8th|
|5||Geo Debono||“The Mirror”||0||3||3||14th=|
|7||Ian||“On My Own”||19||3||22||7th|
|8||Eliana Gomez Blanco||“Guess What”||10||10||20||9th|
|9||The Busker||“Dance (Our Own Party)”||41||80||121||1st|
|10||Giada||“I Depend On You”||1||2||3||14th=|
|12||Cheryl Balzan||“La La Land”||5||4||9||13th|
|13||Chrsitian Arding||“Eku Ċar”|
|14||Ryan Hili||“In The Silence”||41||44||85||2nd|
|15||DAN||“It’ll Be Ok”||8||2||10||12th|
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”.
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News Source: PBS
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