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MALTA: PBS announces first selection stage for Lisbon

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MALTA: PBS announces first selection stage for Lisbon

Maltese national broadcaster PBS/TVM has revealed that it’s already at an advanced stage in its quest for a song for Lisbon. Whilst the Malta Eurovision Song Contest – the televised selection show – is all set for February, the initial 30 shortlisted songs will be whittled down to 16 before the end of this month.

The 30 songs, from a submission of 129, will be performed behind closed doors between 27 and 30 September in front of an expert jury. But what are the songs?

Abire Sekkaki Casablanca Love
Aidan Cassar Dai Laga
Aidan Cassar See You
Avenue Sky We Can Run
Brooke Borg Heart Of Gold
Christabelle Borg Taboo
Dan If Only
Danica Muscat One Step At A Time
Deborah C Turn It Up
Deborah C & Josef Tabone Human
Dominic Cini Picture I Draw
Eleanor Cassar Back To Life
Ishmael Grech Good Times
Jasmine Abela Supernovas
Kelsey Bellante Super Woman
Kevin Paul Calleja Great Adventure
Kimberley Cortis Monsters
Kurt Anthony You Will Find Me
Lawrence Gray Love Renegade
Malcom Pisani Kiss
Matthew Caruana Call 2morrow
Mikhail Attard & Cherylis Camilleri Breaking Point
Miriana Conte Rocket
Nicole Azzopardi Mixed Feelings
Petra Whiteford Evolution
Raquel Galdes In My Mind
Rhiannon Micallef Beyond Blue Horizons
Richard Joe Micallef Song For Dad
Stefan Galea Closer
Tiziana Calleja First Time

There are a few familiar names amongst our lucky shortlisters. Deborah C and Lawrence Gray are back again, and there are a few new names.

Malta has never won the Eurovision Song Contest. Its best finish is runner-up in 2002 (Ira Losco with Seventh wonder) and 2005 (Chiara with Angel). In Kyiv, Claudia Faniello failed to make the Grand Final with her song ‘Breathlessly’.

We at Eurovision Ireland wish Malta the best of luck with their selection process.

 

Author: John Stanton

Source: Eurovision Ireland, TVM, Youtube

 

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