Maltese broadcaster TVM have confirmed there will be minimal changes to The Busker’s “Dance (Our Own Party)“. The Busker won the right to go to the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 after winning the Malta Eurovision Song Contest last Saturday.
Minimal changes for The Busker
While being interviewed on TVM News following their win, band member Sean stated that they feel minimal changes would be made to the song. They will get into the studio with PBS and start work on the final version that will go to Eurovision.
Frontman Dav.jr stated that the song first came about in the summer, however the lyrics now are totally different than that of the initial demo versions of the song that they created.
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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