X Factor Malta is set to return, however the upcoming season will not be used to select the next Maltese Eurovision representative.
The Chairman of the Valletta Cultural Agency, Jason Micallef has confirmed that the Maltese broadcaster is planning a separate Eurovision selection for the next edition of Eurovision. This comes shortly after the announcement that X Factor Malta will be returning for a third season, with the winner set to receive €50000, one of the biggest prize packages ever on Maltese television.
The format of the new Eurovision selection is still unknown. Prior to using X Factor as their selection, Malta held an open selection for singers to compete with original songs. The last time the open selection was used was in 2018, where Christabelle was selected with the song Taboo.
Michela won the first season of X Factor Malta, and went on to represent Malta at Eurovision with the song Chameleon. Destiny won the second season, and was due to represent the nation in 2020 with the song All of My Love. Due to the contest cancellation, Destiny was selected to return in 2021 with the song Je Me Casse.
Watch the performance of Je Me Casse below: