Following the fourth week of semi-finals, the full line-up of 36 entries for Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC) are now available.
Watch all of the live performances
All 36 of the semi-final acts have now performed live on TV programme XOW, and the performances have been made available by Eurovision Malta via their YouTube channel.
|Gail Attard||“Wild Card”|
|Mark Anthony Bartolo||“Condition or Fiction”|
|Eliana Gomez Blanco||“There’s Only Flowers”|
|Lyndsay Pace||“Fire Proof”|
|Desirei Grech||“Watch Me”|
|Haley||“Tell Me That It’s Over”|
|Mark Portelli||“Just Be”|
|Maria Christina||“Moving On”|
|Jessica Micallef||“Tagħna Tnejn”|
|Cosette Baldacchino||“Free Fall”|
|Michela Galea||“Let’s Talk About Love”|
|Miguel Bonnello||“Better Off Alone”|
|Moira Stafrace||“Feather Flight”|
|Karin Duff||“Breaking Bad”|
|Martina Cutajar||“Miles Away”|
|Greta Tude||“Topic (Bla Bla)”|
Everything we know about MESC 2024
MESC, the Maltese national final for Eurovision, has an all-new format this year. The public and the jury have been voting on the songs from the weekly semi finals. The results from the voting will be made public some time after the last show, and 12 artists in total will go through to the final.
The 12 artists selected for the final will not perform live in 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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