With less than a week to go until fans make their way to Stockholm for the Melodifestivalen 2023 final, the Pre-Party event for the final, Melfest WKND has made additional announcements to their line-up. This time, they have revealed that Kurt Calleja and Claudia Faniello who have both represented Malta at Eurovision will be performing at the After-Party on March 11.
Melfest WKND 2023
About the Pre-Party: Melodifestivalklubben OGAE Sweden, usually holds Melfest WKND, consisting of a Pre-Party (held on Friday night before the Melodifestivalen final), and the Main Party after the final of the Swedish selection, Melodifestivalen takes place. The pre-party is well known for being the only Pre-Party of the 2020 season to physically take place.
Acts: The acts confirmed so far for Melfest WKND 2023 are as follows:
Pre-Party (March 10): Shirley Clamp (Melodifestivalen 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2014 & 2022), Anna Bergendahl (Sweden 2010 & Melodifestivalen 2010, 2019, 2020 & 2022), and Senhit (San Marino 2011, 2020 & 2021) are the acts confirmed so far.
Main Party (March 11): Klara Hammarström (Melodifestivalen 2020. 2021 & 2022), Alessandra Mele (Norway 2023), Kurt Calleja (Malta 2012) and Claudia Faniello (Malta 2017) are the acts confirmed so far.
Venue: The show will take place at Nalen, an elegant 19th-century building, located in Stockholm.
Multiple ticket options available
As the tickets for this year’s edition of Melfest WKND becomes available, there are multiple tickets available and are as follows:
Friday, 10th March
- Meet & Greet – Early Entrance – 630SEK
- Show Ticket – 425SEK
Saturday, 11th March
- Show Ticket – 390SEK
If you are a member of OGAE, there are special prices are available for the shows. For further information, please speak to your local OGAE club for further details. You are to purchase your tickets right here.
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: Melodifestivalklubben
Photo Credit: EBU