Malta Selects 16 finalists!

From a shortlist of 60 participants, Malta has significantly cut down to a total of 16 acts who will participate in the national final which will be held in only one show next year. In total, 156 songs were submitted, which then got cut down by a panel of experts in the Maltese music scene. This panel heard recordings of the songs in the presence of the composers and singers.

This is the first time that the Maltese national final will be held on one day, whereas in previous years, they featured at least two sessions, a semi-final and a final. The decision of who will represent Malta at Eurovision next year will be up to the general public.

Here are the 16 finalists, and you can click on their names to hear the songs:

Maxine Pace – Bombshell

Claudia Faniello – Breathlessly

Shauna Vassallo – Crazy Games

Miriana Conte – Don’t Look Down

Rhiannon Micallef – Fearless

Cherton Caruana – Fighting to Survive

Kevin Borg – Follow

Franklin Calleja – Follow Me

Janice Mangion – Kewkba

Klinsmann Coleiro – Laserlight

Raquela Dalli Gonzi – Ray of Light

Jade Vella – Seconds Away

Crosswalk – So Simple

Deborah C and Josef Tabone – Tonight

Brooke Borg – Unstoppable

Richard Edwards – You

Stay tuned for more news on the Maltese selection, and make sure you tell us which song is your favourite!