Malta’s PBS has announced the 9 acts that will take part in the first semi-final of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC) 2024. The first semi-final of MESC is scheduled for the 27th of October.
Semi-final 1 participants
Competing in the first semi-final of MESC are:
|4||Mark Anthony Bartolo||“Condition or Fiction”|
|5||Eliana Gomez Blanco||“There’s Only Flowers”|
Everything we know about MESC 2024
MESC, the Maltese national final for Eurovision, has an all-new format this year. Song reveals will start on the 27th October on TV programme XOW, with 9 songs to be performed live in the studio each week, for a period of 4 weeks. The public and the jury will vote on the songs weekly and 12 artists in total will go through to the final.The artists selected for the final will not perform live at the final but will create both a Live-On-Tape recording and a music video. Both of these will be used during the final, where a combination of the jury and public vote will choose the winner.
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 their 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