Malta will once again select their Eurovision act through a national final for the 2023 contest. Maltese broadcaster PBS confirmed the format for the selection, with the song submission period open from October 17.
Quarterfinals will return to the Malta Eurovision Song Contest in 2023, with 40 songs to compete in total. In each quarterfinal, 10 songs will compete with 6 chosen to progress to the Semi-Final. From there, 24 semi-finalists will be reduced to 16 finalists. Jury and Public voting will determine the results across all shows.
The dates of the shows are as follows:
- Quarterfinal 1 – January 13
- Quarterfinal 2 – January 20
- Quarterfinal 3 – January 27
- Quarterfinal 4 – February 3
- Semi-Final – February 9
- Grand Final – February 11
The song submission period opens on October 17 and closes on October 31. The participants will be announced in November.