Another country has confirmed that it will be participating at Eurovision 2024, and it is Malta, as PBS reveals the Rules and Regulations for its National Selection MESC 2024.
Changes to MESC 2024 revealed
PBS has revealed that there will be no live performances for MESC 2024.
The way the 2024 edition will work is that; artists would submit their entries as normal from August 28 to September 20. A panel of professional judges would assess the playback submissions. Artists are able to submit multiple entries, with the entry with the highest score being selected.
The selection would then move on to the Semi-Final phase where the songs can be remastered (with no changes to the melody and lyrics). The artists would then perform the songs live during a televised show spread over a number of weeks, with the artists being allowed one take and no choreography or props.
For the final, the 12 entries selected would consist a Live-On-Tape recording and an artistsic music video with both being shown to both the jury and the public.
For the Live-On-Tape recording each artists would be allowed 60 minutes to undertake three takes. PBS would then update the editing for the recording. Meanwhile, for the music video, PBS will grant €5,000 to the twelve artists to provide a music video.
You can find out more about the full rules and regulations for MESC 2024 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 The Busker, singing his song “Dance (Our Own Party)”. Performing during the first semi-final in Liverpool, the band scored 3 points from the televote, earning 15th place and therefore, not qualifying for the final.
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News Source: PBS
Photo Credit: Sarah Louise Bennett/EBU