48 acts have been shortlisted and announced by PBS (Maltese National Broadcaster) for their Eurovision 2015 selection. There are a lot of familiar names that people will know from Eurovision, the Maltese National selection and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
12, BAKER STREET – KAREN DEBATTISTA
BEAUTIFUL TO ME – “L-AHWA” (DOROTHY,SAMARIA,GIANLUCA,PAUL,VINCIENNE & FRANCESCA BEZZINA)
BREAK ALL BORDERS – JACQUELINE RICHARD
BREAKAWAY – GLEN VELLA
CALL IT LOVE – KURT CASSAR
CHASING A DREAM – TRILOGY (ELEANOR SPITERI,ROGER TIRAZONA & LUDWIG GALEA)
CLOSE YOUR EYES – DANICA MUSCAT
CLOSED DOORS – CHRIS GRECH
COULD HAVE BEEN ME – IONA DALLI
DARK DARK WATERS – DOMENIQUE AZZOPARDI
DREAM OF LOVE – BEKKIE (REBECCA MIFSUD)
ECLIPSE – ANA-MARIA GRIMA
EMPTY HEARTED – DOMENIQUE AZZOPARDI
FANDAGO – JESSICA MUSCAT
FLAME – MONROE (NADIA VELLA, KELLY SCHEMBRI & KATIE JONES)
FOR ALL THOSE TIMES – GLORIANA ARPA BELLI
FREEDOM – SIMARIA GALEA
HEY YO – DOMENIQUE AZZOPARDI
HOLD MY HAND – ESTELLE IMBROLL
HOLD ON TO LOVE – OLIVIA AND MIRIAM
HOME – LYNDSAY PACE
HURRICANE – MARILENA GAUCI
INDESTRUCTIBLE – ANNABELLE VELLA
IT’S OK – DEBORAH C.
LOOK – NEVILLE REFALO
LOVE & LET GO – SR MICHAELA,SR MONICA, SR RITA, SR CLAUDIA, SR DENISE & SR MAGDALONG
LOVE CALL – DANICA MUSCAT
MY NEXT TATTOO – DOMENIQUE AZZOPARDI
NEVER ASK WHY – ADREANA DEBATTISTA/FIONA CAUCHI
ONCE IN A WHILE – MINIK
RINGSIDE – GABRIELLA AZZOPARDI
RUSH – CHRISTABELLE (CHRISTABELLE BORG)
SECRETLY – CORAZON MIZZI
SEE THROUGH LOVER – LARISSA BORG
SHINE A LIGHT – MALCOLM
SOMETHING IN THE WAY – DANIEL TESTA
STILL HERE – FRANKLIN CALLEJA
STOP HAUNTING ME – RAQUEL GALDES
STUCK WITHOUT ME – KYLIE COLEIRO
TAKE ME AS I AM – DOMENIQUE AZZOPARDI
THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE – LAWRENCE GRAY
THE THIEF – DARIO MIFSUD BONNICI
WARRIOR – AMBER
WHAT YOU WANNA HEAR – STEFAN GALEA
WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? – JOSEPH
WHERE DO WE GO? – KURT CASSAR
WHO NEEDS A HEART – SORAYA CARDONA
YOUR PHONE – FIONA CAUCHI
Where do we start with the whose who of Maltese Music?
Returning Eurovision performers there are several. Gianluca Bezzina (part of ‘L- Ahwa’) (2013), Glen Vella (2011), Olivia & Miriam (2007/1996) and Ludwig Galea (part of ‘Trilogy’) (2004). Former Junior Eurovision representative Daniel Testa (2008) and then former MESC contestants there are many. Some you will remember Franklin, Danica Muscat, Jessica Muscat, Amber, Deboarh C, Lyndsay Pace and Chris Grech.
The big name that is not here is Ira Losco. She had posted on her Facebook only yesterday asking her fans if she should enter the contest with a self penned song. She will not be there.
Alexander Rybak had announced that he had worked with Franklin so we wait and see if the song ‘Still Here’ is the song that they have worked together on.
The 20 semi-finalists of MESC 2015 will be revealed on Friday 3rd October on TVM at 20:45 CET on a Eurovision edition of the programme Xarabank.
Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : PBS/TVM