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|
|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|
|Kelsey Bellante||Super Woman|
|Kevin Paul Calleja||Great Adventure|
|Kurt Anthony||You Will Find Me|
|Lawrence Gray||Love Renegade|
|Matthew Caruana||Call 2morrow|
|Mikhail Attard & Cherylis Camilleri||Breaking Point|
|Nicole Azzopardi||Mixed Feelings|
|Raquel Galdes||In My Mind|
|Rhiannon Micallef||Beyond Blue Horizons|
|Richard Joe Micallef||Song For Dad|
|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